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Advent day 10 – Advice from a tree

Day 10

  I love watching how the trees change with the seasons – the tree below was photographed exactly 7 months ago – above is how it was this morning bare in a field of frost! Tree or Vrikasana is one of the first balancing asanas that I teach my classes . It is a lovely balancing…

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Advent day 9 – be the light

day 9

I knew this would happen! I’ve been so busy that my plan to write an in depth post every day has faltered! So If I don’t manage to write anything much I can always post a lovely yoga related quote

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Advent day 8 – Yoga photo shoot in Norwich

DAY 8

Back in June my fellow yoga teaching student Kirstie and I ventured out onto the streets of Norwich for a photo shoot. Those who know me will know that photography is a big part of my marketing business and a huge passion of mine, so it was amazing to combine this with my love of…

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Advent day 7 – Bowl food

dAY 7

So today I finally started my Christmas shopping out in Norwich with my daughter. It was a pretty grim morning – wind and torrential rain so we spent a fair part of it holed up in Costa with my mum, dad and sister. Following a pastry their for breakfast my rather unhealthy day continued with…

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Advent day 6 – I am strong!

dAY 6

So day 6 and time to look at our first standing posture – the classic warrior II or to give it it’s sanskrit name Vīrabhadrāsana II. This is one of the classic yoga postures and has it’s root in Hindu mythology (see below). The asana has many benefits! It strengthens the legs, opens the hips and…

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Advent 5 – in the nick of time

dAY 5

Work today has been a day of two halves – the yoga teaching half which was lovely, fun and uplifting and my other business half which was frustrating, stressful and actually  rather upsetting. A lot of the time it is just great running your own business (or even two) but every now and then a…

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Advent day 4 – let’s meditate!

Day 4

Unless you’ve been living in some far flung island far away from any exposure to the media you will no doubt be aware of the current trend towards mindfulness and meditation. For a child of the 60’s like me, for many years meditation conjured up images of the Beatles in India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi…

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Advent day 3 – be tall!

Day 3

Yesterday I talked about starting our practice with a very simple but effect breathing technique that is both calming and grounding. Today I will take a look at mountain pose or tadasana – a similarly grounding asana which is the starting point for many postures. It is a lovely way to bring awareness to our…

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Advent day 2 – find your breath

Day 2

Breathing techniques known as pranayama are central to yoga practice. They are many and various can be used in a myriad of ways – such as to promote calm, to invigorate, to support meditation and as a central part of asana (posture) practice. For today’s Blog I want to go right back to basics –…

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Advent day 1 – Winter is here – Christmas is coming!

Day 1

Can you believe that it’s now December – the first day of meteorological winter and the first of advent? It has been a pretty amazing year for me on the yoga front which began with my teacher training way back in January  – the start of an amazing journey that included new friends, new experiences…

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