ENERGY MEDICINE DAILY EXERCISES

To help the energies of the body to flow forwards and release any energy blocks we can do some very simple  exercises (below). This benefits our yoga practice by enabling the body to go more deeply into the yoga postures or asanas, creating space which then helps energy to flow. And that’s why we feel better after doing yoga! 1. […]

High Intensity Training – updated

Reading about High Intensity Training (HIT) and Tabata a few weeks ago, I was concerned that as it was originally designed for the Japan Olympic Team it would be unsuitable, even dangerous, for most people, yet many gyms were advertising it for January 2014. Since then the media has been publicising the author of Fast Exercise, Michael Mosley’s […]

What I’m not thinking

The Guardian’s Weekend magazine’s regular article What I’m really thinking is often an interesting perspective and insight into someone’s life.  On 14th December the article revealed the innermost secrets of a Yoga Teacher. As a yoga teacher myself, I was intrigued. More so as a student had texted me asking had I seen it.  As I […]

Dangers of high intensity training high-lighted

High Intensity Tabata training has come to the UK. Once developed for the Japanese speed skating Olympic team, it has now caught on with less highly developed athletes.  Fitness First gyms are launching Tabata (named after it’s developer) classes this month before taking them UK wide.  The stroke Andrew Marr almost died from while training […]

Meals double in size

In the last 20 years meals have doubled in size, claims an article in the Sunday Times. These super-size meals are damaging the nations health as a study by the British Heart Foundation says. Some portions of food are “out of control” and contributing to increasing cases of heart disease. A chicken curry with rice is […]

Wind-down in the Willows

Magor Marsh’s Open Day invited visitors to stretch and wind-down amongst the reed beds on a hot and sunny afternoon, Saturday 20th July.  Down dogs, warriors and yoga games for younger participants joined the more familiar sights of dragonflies, herons and trees in Magor Marsh. Organiser, Kathy Barclay, reported “People really enjoyed themselves and were fully engaged in the […]

Yoga for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is enhanced by the practice of gentle yoga poses, quiet periods of bringing the awareness to the breath and the growing baby within. The Daily Mail online has published an article about Hilaria Baldwin’s favourite poses for preventing back-ache during pregnancy. The Spanish born yoga teacher has produced a video on WhatToExpect.com but as some commentators […]

YOGA HELPS CONTROL DIABETES

The Times of India is the latest source to mention how yoga can help control diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by stress, diet and lack of fitness.  When you are stressed, your body secrets glucagon which increases glucose levels in the blood. Yoga poses, breathing practices and deep relaxation and meditation can help relax […]