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This is my blog to share with you bits and bobs about me, yoga and life!
Thanks very much for coming, some of my more recent blog posts are listed below, I hope you like them. Please follow me for alerts when I post new stuff!

 

Lacoste helps threatened species - Many of you may have heard of a French clothing brand called “Lacoste”. It’s been around since 1933 and is well known for its famous crocodile logo which has been in place on their polos since the brand’s creation. However, in March, 2018, they did something pretty special and the croc’s position was taken by …

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Finishing University - Hello everyone! I’d just like to begin by saying hello and welcome and I’m sorry I was gone for a few weeks! For those of you that don’t know, I am in my last year of university and when people say the last year is full of stress, ‘they’ weren’t messing around! I tried really …

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Review of the Yogi Bare Paws Mat - Some of you may be aware that I’ve been wanting a new yoga mat for many months. I wrote a post a while ago called “My hunt for a new yoga mat” where I spoke about the questions I had when thinking about buying a new yoga mat. Click here to have a look at …

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Spread the word - When originally thinking about starting this blog I thought about the things I wanted to talk about and share with others. As yoga was the main reason I wanted to start it up, I naturally thought, it can be a place to document my learning process, progress and other yoga related things. However, I sat there …

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My Travels to: Rye - At the start of December 2017, I visited the English town of Rye. It’s around 2 hours outside of London, towards the south-east of England. Fun fact about me, I love old buildings. I’ve never studied architecture so I don’t know much about the different styles of buildings that are out there. But I did …

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5 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - In a previous post “Yoga Props! What they are and how they can help” I gave a bit of information on different yoga props that exist and I spoke a bit about the yoga wheel. Click here to read more. What is a yoga wheel? Basically, a yoga wheel can be made out of different …

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Goals: 2018 - In one of my previous posts, “Resolutions”, I talked a bit about making goals/resolutions for the new year and how to perhaps make those goals a bit more attainable and manageable. Click here if you want to have a read.  Today I’m going to discuss a bit about certain goals I’m making for myself this …

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Meditation - I feel like there’s a lot of negative views of meditation out there and for a lot of people, if you mention it they’re like no I’m not going to sit there and say “ommmm”. “It’s stupid” is another thing I’ve heard. Why is this? Not only people practising yoga incorporate meditation into their lives, so why …

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Bandhas- what they are and how they can enhance your yoga practice - After practising yoga for a little while and following yogis online, I kept coming across this term ‘bandha’. So, what is it? In Sanskrit, Bandha means to lock, hold or tighten. It relates to different areas of the body that you can “lock” to gain more control of what your muscles are doing. The three …

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My travels to: Brussels - In December 2016 I was treated to a trip to Brussels, in Belgium by my boyfriend for my Christmas present. We stayed there for 3 nights. I live in England and so, the journey to Brussels is not super far. We took the Eurostar for my first ever time and that was really cool. I …

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