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Who am I? Can Yoga Answer this Big Question?

Ever felt unsure about who you actually are? I mean, what makes you, you? What is the real you? And what defines you?

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Introducing New Yoga Class in Houlton, Rugby

Hey, guess what? I have some exciting news for you.

Introducing ‘Feel Better After Yoga.’ I’ve listened to what you’re looking for, and this class will take place on Tuesday evenings, from 6.15pm to 7.15pm at Houlton School, Signal Drive, Houlton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 1ED.

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New Yoga Class Coming to Rugby!

A brand new ‘Feel Better After Yoga’ class is coming to the Rugby area on Tuesday evenings. Jump the queue and be one of the first to be notified of all the details by signing up to my mailing list. Simply email me at gemmamurphyyoga@gmail.com and you’ll get exclusive early yoga class updates.

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10 Things To Know Before Your First Yoga Class

The idea of going to a yoga class for the first time can be daunting. If you’ve always wanted to join a yoga class but are too nervous to try, read these tips to help set your mind at rest.

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Book Your Place on Feel Good Friday Yoga

I’m so excited about this announcement. ‘Feel Good Friday Yoga Flow’ is BACK! Yes, the bookings sheet is open for you to reserve your place.

Here’s the details: Classes are held 9.15am-10.15am at Townsend Memorial Hall, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore CV23 0BD. The next block runs for 7 weeks from Friday 10th September to Friday 22nd October (inclusive).

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Do Men Go to Yoga Classes?

The short answer is “Yes.” Although in a typical yoga class in the West, you’re likely to find more females than males in the room. Interestingly, Hatha yoga (the physical form of yoga) was once a practice exclusively for men. It wasn’t until pioneering female yoga teachers brought yoga to the West in the early 1900s that yoga exploded in popularity amongst women.

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Take a Look at Sun Salutations

In ‘Feel Good Friday Yoga’ Flow, we took a closer look into Sun Salutations (Sūryanamaskāra: “salute to the sun”).

Traditionalists believe sun salutions are at least 2,500 years old. However others believe that Sun Salutations are a more modern development dating to the early 1900s with European influences including gymnastics and weight training. In fact, there’s a book published in 1928 which shows an image of the poses of the Sun Salutation as ‘The Ten-Point Way to Health.’

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The Comeback is Stronger than the Setback

Every single one of us will have experienced a setback in the past year. Times have been very tough, full of anxiety and ambiguities. Our world was turned upside down, inside out and out of balance. Now things are changing once again. Restrictions are being lifted and we are are emerging stronger to make a powerful come back!

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Taking Flight with Baby Grasshopper Pose

Do you remember the last time you tried to do something new? Like a foreign language, an new instrument, or a new sport? Do you remember the amount of concentration and effort it required in the beginning?

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What Does it Mean to be Grounded in Yoga?

Grounded is a word that is often used in yoga classes but what does it actually mean? It’s perhaps easier to understand what it means to be grounded by first understanding what it means to be ungrounded. When we’re wound up, anxious or stressed, we fall into the trap of believing that we are our emotions. We get caught up in negative events that happened in the past or in our own negative projections of the future.