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Are You a Savasana Skipper?

Okay so I have a confession… 

In my early years of practising yoga, I attended yoga classes at a fitness club. You know, the type of club that has a full timetable of exercise classes, a swimming pool and an array of body-building equipment.

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New Yoga Series Starting Soon: Register Now!

Thinking of starting a yoga practice? Or perhaps you already practice yoga but fancy a change? New Feel Good Friday Yoga Flow starting Friday 26th February. If you’re wondering what this yoga class is like, then have a look at this earlier post.

All sequences are carefully planned and inclusive to all. I provide options for all students to ensure those of all levels and abilities have something to work on. I love to combine thoughtful sequencing, a spirit of liveliness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. Regular attendance helps firm muscles, improve balance, increase flexibility and calm the mind.

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Is Your Cup Half Full or Half Empty?

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, often used to guide contemporary yoga practices. In my time training to be a yoga teacher, we spent a great deal of time studying the sutras.

The sutras are not just for contemplating your practice on the mat. They are also highly effective taking outside the mat, in your work-life, in leisure time, in your roles as a partner, friend, parent, student, manager, co-worker, etc.

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Are You Stuck in a Rut?

Today in the forth week of our ‘New Beginnings’ series, we looked at samskaras. The yogis believed that every experience leaves some kind of residue in our system. And it’s something that remains in us from every experience that we’ve had over the course of our lifetime. This accumulates and develops into patterns.

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She Let Go, a Poem by Safire Rose

Today in Feel Good Friday Yoga in Rugby, we practised the art of “letting go.” The idea here is that when we release what we are grasping onto, we find more freedom and with every letting go, something good is waiting to fill that space.

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Yoga in Rugby, exploring the Beginner’s Mind

Today in Feel Good Friday Yoga in Rugby, we looked at the Beginner’s Mind. Whether you are brand-new and stepping onto your mat for the first time, or years into your yoga practice, we practise yoga with a “beginner’s mind.”

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How to set an Intention in a Yoga Class

Today in Feel Good Friday Yoga, we explored intention-setting. An intention or “sankalpa” is bringing your awareness to a quality that you wish to develop.

Think of intention as a guiding principle for how you want to show up in the world. What you think, you become. Thoughts become things. Intention creates our reality.

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Yoga for New Beginnings

A new year ahead brings an invitation for new beginnings and a time for fresh thinking. It takes strength and trust to begin again.

In our new Feel Good Friday Yoga Flow starting next week, you will be invited to be brave, to let old stories melt away and find transformation in your body and mind. We will be working into poses that strengthen and create flexibility in your back body, in the front of the hips, legs and abdomen and open your chest and shoulders. When you have this expansiveness and openness, you’re ready to take on the year ahead.

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What you can Expect from Feel Good Friday Yoga?

Thinking of starting yoga in the New Year and not sure what to expect? Yoga classes vary tremendously. Anusara, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kundalini, Restorative, Yin and Vinyasa are all types of yoga styles. There are so many different types of yoga out there, whether you are looking for a physically demanding class or a relaxing, meditative class.

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Last Yoga in Rugby Class of the Year

It can be an anxious and overwhelming time of year so today in our last yoga class of the year, we practised a chilled-out slow flow which included Christmas tree, star pose, angel pose, lots of forward folds and an extra long relaxation.