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23 Oct Manipura (Navel Chakra)

This chakra is located around the Navel & is called Manipura which means lustrous gem of the city. If you have ever heard the expression fire in the belly then you can imagine the power thats unlocked when balancing this Chakra. The Navel Chakra is linked...

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16 Oct Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) Tune Up

Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra) links to creativity, fluidity, emotional stability & a zest for life. The Chakra is located in the pelvic area & in a very literal sense is associated with our sexual organs & creativity in the form of reproduction. This literal interpretation is...

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09 Oct Root Chakra Tune Up

If you haven't heard of Chakra's before then take 5 minutes to flick through my previous blog post on some of the basics on the Chakra system and how it can be used to help improve your practice. The best explanation of how to use the...

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05 Oct Drop Into A Restorative Yoga Class

A restorative yoga sequence typically involves less postures, much less focus on heat & dynamic strength. Instead its aim is to help students unwind both physically & emotionally. I personally find restorative classes much more challenging than the strong dynamic Asana based classes of Vinyasa,...

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25 Sep The Peaceful Warrior

The Warrior postures are some of the most commonly known images of a classic Yoga Asana. With Yoga being so intimately aligned with peace, stillness, love & acceptance it seems a contradiction to have some of its postures named "Warrior" which conjures up war, pain...

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16 Sep What Is Svadhyaya?

The fourth of the niyama's in many ways could describe the entire process of Yoga containing the most subtle yet transformation elements. The word Svadhyaya is literally translated as self-study but as with many ancient text the interpretation can be deeply personal. I try avoid...

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12 Sep Yogas Chitta Vitti Nirodhah

Patanjali’s famous definition of yoga is “yogas chitta vritti nirodhah”, which basically means yoga is the removal of the fluctuations or stilling the whirlpool of the mind. When we first practice Yoga, especially meditation we get locked into this idea of no thought or complete empty...

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01 Sep Vasisthasana (Side plank pose)

Vasisthasana (Side plank pose) is always a challenging posture especially first thing in the morning but that's the very reason I added it to this mornings @yogalifeuk sun salutations. Strengthening arms, shoulders & core are obvious but by adding (Tree pose) Vrikshasana it challenges your balance...

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