Sian Rule Yoga

Creative, inclusive and friendly Yoga classes for your health and well-being.

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Wind-down in the Willows

Magor Marsh_Open Day_2013sianyogaMagor 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 activities and we got 7 new members! We had 170 visitors and there were 40 staff manning the event- we raised in the region of £600 on the day”.

If you’d like sianruleyoga at your event, please get in touch. We do yoga anywhere!


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School Children in Physical Education Class man squatting


The Beijing Osteoporosis Study of 2002 found that a group of Chinese had 80% – 90% less osteoporosis in the hips than a similar group of Americans.
One of the reasons attributed to this was that Chinese, whatever their age, rest and work in a ‘squat’ position. Westerners tend to use chairs and sofas. This shortens hamstrings and restricts the mobility of hips thinning the cartilage and making the joints more prone to osteoporosis.
To keep your hips healthy, squat to do things on the floor instead of always on a table, go outdoors and get gardening when it’s warmer or enjoy tramping through the current snowdrifts – just a word of caution –  don’t stress your knees! And join a local yoga class to keep them in all-round great working order!

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Outside for Yoga!

It may be raining in parts of Britain, but we all get a break in the clouds at some point. When the sun shines take yourself into the garden or the park to practise. You can take your mat, or leave it. You’ll get the fresh air (and prana – life energy) and sunshine (plus vitmin D) as well as the usual physical and mental benefits from working inside. You’ll glow from top to toe!

PS Your toes will love sinking into the cool grass too.