Category Archives: Yoga chat

Date: 22/10/2019

I have no reason to be. It’s a perfectly good yoga mat. It does the job I need it to do. It provides a suitable surface for my yoga practice and cushions me when I am lying on the floor. So why am I ashamed you might ask? Well I’m not really, until I have […]

Date: 14/10/2019

This is probably the question I get asked the most at the studio: “How often do I need to do yoga in order to see benefits?” Now, while I always give a diplomatic answer of “well, any yoga is better than no yoga”, which is most certainly true, let’s get real here. Most people are […]

Date: 30/09/2019

Moderate exercise during pregnancy can offer lots of benefits. According to the NHS, keeping active and fit during pregnancy can help you with weight gain, adapting to your changing shape, coping with labour and regaining your fitness after the baby is born. Yoga is the ideal form of exercise during pregnancy. It’s not too strenuous […]

Date: 18/09/2019

One of the things you may have noticed in our yoga classes is that we talk, a lot. There’s actually a reason behind this. Yes, we want to give you clear and accurate instruction, and in a yoga pose there’s a lot to be paying attention to, but that’s not the only reason why we […]

Date: 22/07/2019

Yoga’s growing popularity with adults is largely due to its ability to benefit people not just physically but mentally too. People practice it just as much to de-stress and enhance their wellbeing as to keep fit and improve their flexibility. Did you know it can offer similarly brilliant benefits for your children too? According to […]

Date: 09/07/2019

Last week I read an article that said that in order for yoga studios to survive they need to deliver classes online. Every news article you read or hear is talking about how businesses need to go online to thrive. I get it; online is convenient. Why would I make the trip to a store […]

Date: 15/05/2019

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, guest blogger, Cornelia Libal gives her thoughts on the current treatment of depression and the role that exercise and specifically yoga can play in achieving good mental health. Depression on the rise According to a report published by the Mental Health Foundation in 2016 (1),  a fifth of […]

Date: 06/05/2019

Yoga’s well known for aiding flexibility. But did you know that it does a lot more than that? It’s not all about touching your toes (though that helps!) Here’s 10 health benefits of yoga you might not be familiar with. 1. Stress reduction Exercise has long been proven to be a positive way of eliminating […]

Date: 29/04/2019

Think yoga’s all about stretching? Think again. Yoga is one of the best workouts you can do. Not only will it get your heart rate pumping, burn calories and build muscle tone – keeping you fit and trim – it does so without putting unnecessary strain on your body. In fact, it helps future proof […]

Date: 10/12/2018

Spinal health is essential. Our spine supports our bodies, protecting the nerves and enabling us to move. Each cell in our bodies is controlled by our central nervous system. If problems with our spine means it is unable to support the central nervous system, issues can rear their head. Maintaining spinal health is therefore vital. […]