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Why practicing yoga with distractions is actually good for you! We come to our yoga class to stretch, relax and add balance into our day. The calm of the room is so inviting, it seems easier to soften the muscles and let go of the day’s stresses. Our home practice can be a bit different. […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Meditation Experts agree that meditation is indeed a powerful practice that offers a diverse number of benefits. You don’t need to mediate for hours a day to enjoy these remarkable health benefits either. Research shows even just 10 minutes a day makes a positive difference to your wellbeing. Perhaps now more […]

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With the chaos of everyday life, we often feel we need to get to the studio to find some Zen. It is possible, though, to practice yoga at home, regularly. Very possible, and it all starts with creating your personal yoga space. Think of your favourite yoga studio. What makes it great? Today I’m going […]

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Vrksasana – Tree Pose (vrk-SHAHS-uh-nuh) vrksa = tree Asana = pose Ask most Yogi’s and they will respond; “…Vrksasana is one of the most grounding and centering asanas”. This pose offers you the ability to choose the depth of your practice and how far you wish to explore the roots of your inner-self – standing […]

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Virabhadrasana C – Warrior 3 Pose  (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-uh-nuh)  Virabhadra = Warrior or hero Asana = comfortable seat  Named after Virabhadra, an incarnation of Shiva and the third of three poses in the Virabhadrasana series. This standing balance adds flight and challenge to the warrior family and builds whole body strength, by integrating all the muscles throughout […]

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Trying something new is stepping outside of your comfort zone. This is great, this is how we grow. However, it can be scary, and sometimes when we do this, we are easily lured back into our safe place, and might avoid continuing on. We can tell ourselves many reasons why we shouldn’t keep going, but […]

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Yoga in today’s world continues to expand, morph and diversify to meet the demands of the modern yogi. Rather than dilute the essence of yoga, these transformations allow us to develop our own unique relationship with this age old practice. Now more than ever before, we can discover new ways for yoga to positively infiltrate […]

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Adho Mukha Svanasana (AH-doh-MOO-kah-shvah-NAHS-uh-nuh) adho – downward mukha – face svana – dog As a fundamental yoga posture, Adho Mukha Svanasana is also, without a doubt, the most commonly known to the broader community and despite its commonality is no easy task. This inversion is forever evolving; as a new student and as an experienced […]

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When you think of detox, chances are, things like green juice, black charcoal and herbal tea come to mind! Yoga however, is a highly effective and beneficial way to naturally detox. The skin is the largest organ of the body and sweating allows stored toxins to be released via the pores in the skin. Even […]

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Why yoga is the ultimate self-love. NAMASTE – My soul honours your soul. I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honour, the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things, we are united, we are the same, we are one. […]

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