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This is my blog to share with you bits and bobs about me, yoga and life!
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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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Path of Self- Love - There are many occasions which will make you feel kinda sad, upset, depressed and plenty of other negative feelings in life. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do to make yourself feel better or even to help the situation. What do you do? A classic English thing to say is to “have a cup …

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Resolutions - Happy New Year! So, 2017 is behind us and we are at the start of 2018! Many people make resolutions or changes at the start of the year. I don’t think I’ve ever really properly sat there and made proper, measurable goals for a new year. Today one of my work friends was asked if they …

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The importance of breath - If you have control of your breath, you have control of your mind. Breath in Sanskrit is Prana and yoga actually incorporates “breath control” which is called Pranayama. The basis of this is that it channels and releases the body’s internal energy. Life incorporates so many things that we just cannot control. Traffic, weather, general stressors, …

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Why is wrist care important in yoga? - Wrists are not made to carry the whole weight of your body. So without the proper prep, it is possible that with a lot of weight being placed on them, you may injure them. In the modern workplace, being in front of a computer typing on a keyboard, it’s likely that you don’t use your wrists …

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