Slow yoga breathing and Ujjayi breath

By Kate | November 16, 2021

Ujjayi breath is a breath through the nostrils where the back of the throat is slightly constricted, allowing the larynx to vibrate and creating a sound like the wind in the trees or waves on…

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Mantra and sound in yoga

By Kate | May 26, 2021

Sound and mantra in yoga are ones of those “marmite” aspects that some people love but many people find awkward so it can be interesting to explore in some more depth the benefits of using…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

By Kate | May 10, 2021

This week I am joining others in celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature. So many of us have turned towards nature to support our mental health during these lockdowns – for me,…

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Backbend postures to balance screen time

By Kate | February 9, 2021

So many of us have been hunched over laptops, peering into zoom screens, all contributing to rounding of the shoulders, hip and back aches. I prefer to think of backbends as “front body openers” helping…

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Yoga for navigating change and uncertainty

By Kate | July 29, 2020

As I go back to teaching in studios it is another transition in a time when the only constant seems to be change and uncertainty. I recognise that we have all had very different experiences…

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Lock down recipe – foraged wild garlic risotto.

By Kate | May 14, 2020

As discussed before yoga class, here is my recipe for responsibly foraged wild garlic risotto!               The recipe is an old one I found from Riverford foods and serves…

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Family Yoga in Lockdown

By Kate | April 18, 2020

So it looks like this is for the long-haul … back to another period of home schooling. I realise how blessed we are to have a garden and to have walks on our doorstep. It…

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Yoga and self care – radical roots.

By Kate | January 6, 2020

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to burn brightly” Wanting to take better care of ourselves physically and emotionally is one reason why people start yoga. This…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – the Three Minute Breathing Space

By Kate | May 15, 2019

As it is mental health awareness week I wanted to share some of the struggles I’ve had with anxiety and self doubt and a simple practice that can help as a coping strategy. I learned…

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Yoga to prepare for meditation

By Kate | April 5, 2019

Yoga has an inner aspect and an outer aspect. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the classic text which sets out this system of the 8 limbs (similar to 8 stages or steps) of yoga, the outer…

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Managing Anxiety and Self Doubt with Yoga

By Kate | January 30, 2019

I was a teacher in comprehensive schools for many years, and before that a dancer – both jobs that caused me anxiety and a sense of never being good enough. Then I became a mother…

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Sama Vritti breathing in yoga

By Kate | January 11, 2019

There are so many yoga blogs about new year’s intentions that I am not going to add to those this year, but would like to talk about how yoga can help us to provide a…

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