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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!

 

5 Things you didn’t know about Yoga - It originated in India about 5,000 years ago Even though it’s just become super popular, the practice has been around for a long time. It can help reduce pain in the body. Certain poses can be used consistently to strengthen your muscles, for example, in your back to reduce back pain. There are different kinds …

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Theory of “body type” - As a woman, I’ve grown up to learn that there are different “body types”, especially for women. I’m sure the majority of us have heard the terms “pear” and “hourglass” in the context of what people’s bodies can look like. These terms aren’t only female- exclusive. The “upside down triangle” shape is also related to …

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Illegal sales of endangered species - A friend of mine, fellow animal lover, recently sent me a message about this story and said she thought I might want to spread the word about it. Sure enough, I read it and thought, well if I didn’t know that there is still such a large illegal sales of animals online, then I can’t …

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5 Exercises for back pain (Pregnancy included) - Back pain is something that a lot of us experience, me included, and it can be the worst. But don’t worry! There are some things we can do (besides go to see an osteopath), to help strengthen the back and reduce the likelihood of pain. Wall Squats *Pregnancy Safe* Stand against a wall and squat …

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Earth Day - Hello everyone! You may know that certain days in the year are dedicated to certain things. We all know the classic Mother’s and Father’s days but there’s also an Earth day. What is “Earth Day”? It is a day to celebrate the place that we all live in (even though we should totally celebrate it …

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Crufts 2018 - Crufts, for those that haven’t heard of it, is “The World’s Greatest Dog Show”. It’s held in the UK every year, and the first year of Crufts was 127 years ago in 1928. This year, March 2018 I attended two out of the four days of Crufts. I didn’t go there to show my dog …

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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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