What is Restorative Yoga? “We have an ancient body subjected to a modern problem: living with chronic stress.” — Judith Hanson Lasater The practice is rooted in Iyengar Yoga, developed by B.K.S. Iyengar who initially experimented with supporting the body with props to create a practice that was more accessible to those with illnesses or […]

Why practise Restorative Yoga?

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Try the following simple restorative sequence before bed for a good night’s sleep or any time during the day when you feel you could do with a little down-time and re-centering during busy periods. The suggested time for each pose is 5 minutes. However, if you have the time, you can stay for up to […]

A 15-minute Calming Restorative Sequence

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Today I’m focusing on the physical aspect of the yoga practice – moving a body that was born a particular way, has lived for a certain amount of years, experienced the same habitual patterns through sleep, work and play, and has shaped itself as a result of these different factors.  Your body’s life to date […]

Find Your Yoga Shape

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Laparoscopic surgery is one of Western medicine’s marvels, as it enables surgical treatment to be carried out using one or more small incisions without the need to be cut open. As a result, recovery time is less and post-surgery pain isn’t as prolonged or intense. As with any surgery, abdominal laparoscopies still involve bed rest […]

Post-laparoscopy Yoga Sequence

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“I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible enough…” When discussing yoga with friends and people I meet, I frequently hear the same comment, almost word for word, about why they are reluctant to consider starting a yoga practice. Flexibility isn’t a pre-requisite when it comes to yoga. It is an aspect that develops with […]

Flexibility in Yoga

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