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Five Christmas gift ideas for yoga lovers


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  1. Yoga Mat

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Every yogi needs a mat. The Manduka Eko Superlite travel mat is especially good if you are a yogi on the go. If you are traveling around or if you are taking classes in London this is a great option. The mat because of its genius design can be folded instead of rolling! If you are taking class after work you can simple put it in your bag with your workout clothes with no hassle at all. (This also helps if you ever need to fit in your suitcase!) It is very thin, but placing it over a mat at the studio makes for the ideal support. P.s. the mat is incredibly grippy so no need to worry about those slipping hands in Down-ward facing dog!

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Intro to Yoga: Downward-facing dog


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The final part of my three part series: INTRO TO YOGA. (check out part one and two here if you haven’t already!)

There are a few things I wish that I had been taught when I first started practicing yoga. Hence I made this series as I want to do everything I can to make it a little bit easier for you guys as beginners.

For me personally I had been practicing for a good few years before a teacher finally told me the true alignment I should be in for Downward-facing dog. Then when this happened my yoga practice completely transformed!

So it may seem silly to do a whole post on just one posture. However I really believe the down dog is the basis for everything! It can teach you so much about alignment and I wish I had known how to do the posture correctly when I first started practicing.

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So here it is Adho Mukha Svanasana or “Downward facing dog”…

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Intro to Yoga: Sanskrit


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Part one of a three part series: INTRO TO YOGA.

This series is for all you newbies out there and perhaps you yogis who just want to get a little deeper into the true wisdoms of yoga. This post will be all about Yoga terminology and specifically Sanskrit.

I thought you guys might like to know some words to help you to get the most out of each yoga class. So here are my ten Sanskrit words I think every yogi should know…

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YOGA: What are the bandhas?


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Yoga can be confusing, especially when you are starting out. Back in the day when I was still a beginner I would attend class, practice for a full hour and a half, then leave and forget everything the teacher had said. I would get so into my meditation/asana practice that I was in my own space, going with the flow and listening for queues, but never truly retaining any of the information I was being told.

I then changed direction and began practicing a lot by myself. Self practice was amazing for me at that time and totally transformed my view of what yoga was. I didn’t even know what any of the postures were called, I just did my own thing and it really worked for me.

Then after a few years I felt like I needed a bit more guidance, energy and motivation. I began attending classes. This time around making the decision to become an active listener, to really show up to class and take in everything my teacher said. This was when I realised I had no idea what the teacher was saying!

There were so many foreign words flying around that it made me feel like I was starting from the very beginning…

Now as a teacher there are certain aspects of the practice which I constantly come back to throughout class. One of the most important and most frequently to come up is the bandhas. I know how intimidating all the different sanskrit names can be and me repeating “engage your bhandas” without you knowing what it is could lead to you to feeling unresolved at the end of class.

Therefore this post is going to be solely on the bandhas. What they are, what their purpose is and how they can improve your personal yoga practice. So when you next get on your mat you know exactly what your teacher is going on about…

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Travel: BERLIN


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Berlin is effortlessly cool and always delivers. Visiting the city for the second time a couple of weeks ago I was reminded of that amazing energy which runs through the cities bars, parks, clubs and cafes.

Taking a few days away from my London teaching schedule I met my boyfriend in Berlin for a few days of fun…

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