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Struggling with your yoga practice? My tips on returning to the mat

Struggling with your yoga practice? My tips on returning to the mat



We all have days where we're not in the mood. Tired, overworked, racked with guilt that you haven't moved your body in a week (or so).... Excuses are another way of entering into self destruction mode. Nobody is too busy for 10mins a day, now is the time to change your habits. Here are my tips for establishing a regular practice and making each time on the mat count toward making you stronger, calmer and more aligned with your true self.

First thing to note; now I'm sure you've heard this one before, but-stepping onto the mat is the hardest part....


My Daily Practice

My Daily Practice


My home practice has certainly evolved over the years, much of my strength and flexibility has been cultivated at home-by returning to the mat as regularly as I can. Initially it consisted of short 20 or 30 minute sessions, nowadays it's in the region of 2-3 hours daily. My flexibility has not been a walk in the park and still something I work on tirelessly as Im not naturally flexible. Same goes for strength. They have both evolved gradually over time and I find my body able for things now which I never thought possible-which has taught me never to...


What STYLE Of Yoga Is Best For You?

What STYLE Of Yoga Is Best For You?

This is a question I get asked a LOT. There are so many different types of yoga and getting your head around them all can be tricky. It took me ages to be able to differentiate! Here I’m going to aim to go over the main types of yoga practiced as well as highlight what to look for when choosing a style yourself. So, here goes…

Hatha Yoga: Hatha is the most traditional form of yoga and is the basis for all asanas (poses), every other style of yoga has its roots in Hatha. The word Hatha is...


Cultivating Strength In The Body

 

In the practice of yoga, we focus on building strength, increasing flexibility and meditation -  mindfully through movement. If we are working through a strong vinyasa flow in our practice, it is anything but easy and it’s not supposed to be easy. It is supposed to build resistance, challenge you and to make you stronger. Nothing that ever improves general fitness and strength comes for free. Like with any physical discipline, you have to work for it and show dedication. This cultivation of strength in the physical body is such an incredible way to strengthen the...