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How Yoga can Help with Sciatica

2019-07-06T05:52:59+00:00

How Yoga can Help with Sciatica Sciatica refers to pain that is experienced along the sciatic nerve which travels from the lower back and down each leg. Symptoms Common symptoms include: • Pain in the lower back, back of the leg, hip, rear and the severity of the pain can be different from person to person. It usually occurs at one side of the body. • Burning/tingling down the leg • Numbness in the leg or the foot • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot. What causes Sciatica? The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that travels [...]

How Yoga can Help with Sciatica2019-07-06T05:52:59+00:00

Silent Day

2019-07-03T03:52:36+00:00

Silent Day As part of our yoga teacher training at Sampoorna, my group was offered the chance to have a Silent Day as part of the course. Initially, led by an apparent lack of study time, the answer from the group was riddled with panicky ‘no’s. But a few of us were thinking, ‘I bet this is going to be one of the most profound experiences of the whole thing’ and backed the plan. In the end we agreed to go for it and I’m so, so glad we did. One of the five ‘Niyamas’ or personal practices, in Sage [...]

Silent Day2019-07-03T03:52:36+00:00

You’re the Voice

2019-07-03T04:01:43+00:00

You’re the Voice Slowly, slowly, I have started to find the words, and the clarity and the volume needed to communicate effectively. I almost feel like I’ve had to learn to speak again. I’ve had to learn to look people in the eye again and talk to them from the heart. These have been the hardest things.. Continue Reading → Lisa Edwards is 52 years old and originally from North Wales, where she taught ballet. She is a publisher, writer and now a newly graduated yoga teacher, living in north-west London. You can connect with more stories about her life [...]

You’re the Voice2019-07-03T04:01:43+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester

2019-08-08T07:11:49+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester The Third Trimester is the final period of Pregnancy from week 28 to the birth. It is a time for a more restful and relaxing practice to retain energy.. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy is not the time to try challenging new poses [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester2019-08-08T07:11:49+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester

2019-08-08T07:12:27+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester The First Trimester of Pregnancy is up to week 13. Take it easy and adjust to changing energy levels and hormones. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy is not the time to try challenging new poses Use relaxed, Ujjayi breath. Do not use breath [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester2019-08-08T07:12:27+00:00

The Importance of a Good Breakfast

2019-06-27T06:56:01+00:00

The Importance of a Good Breakfast After not eating for a number of hours whilst sleeping, breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel Nutritionists advise: Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance (GDA) Reasons why eating breakfast is important: Brain function – studies have shown that eating breakfast can help improve memory, concentration and productivity Improves mood, lowers stress levels Provides energy to get the body up and moving, including the organs People who skip breakfast have lower energy levels, as [...]

The Importance of a Good Breakfast2019-06-27T06:56:01+00:00

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints

2019-07-03T03:59:52+00:00

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints Shin splints are pain in the shin bones. This pain is brought on by exercise, particularly that involves repetitive weight or impact on the legs such as running. What causes Shin Splints? Sufferers are usually runners or people who have a sudden change in activity level that causes more weight being placed on the legs. It is more likely if you are running on hard or uneven surfaces, wearing shoes that do not cushion the impact enough, being overweight, having flat feet or if you have tight calf muscles, weak ankles, tight achilles, [...]

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints2019-07-03T03:59:52+00:00

How Yoga can help with Stress

2019-07-03T03:59:27+00:00

How Yoga can help with Stress Our bodies are designed to deal with stress and to protect us in stressful situations. When we are faced with a threat our body goes into a fight or flight response to help us protect ourselves from the perceived danger. The heart will beat faster, breathing quickens, muscles tense and you might sweat. These physical effects fade when the threat disappears but if you are constantly under pressure then the body stays in this alerted state and it can be harmful for the body. Physically affects such as headaches, muscle tension or sleep problems [...]

How Yoga can help with Stress2019-07-03T03:59:27+00:00

Your First Yoga Class

2019-07-03T03:57:03+00:00

Your First Yoga Class There is nothing to fear about your first yoga class and very little preparation needed. Here are a few useful things to note. 1. What to wear Wear comfortable clothing such as leggings and a sports top. You will need to take off your shoes and socks for the class. You can get quite warm during the practice so something that is cool to wear is recommended. There will be a few minutes of relaxation at the end when you will cool down so you might want to bring a jumper or blanket so that you [...]

Your First Yoga Class2019-07-03T03:57:03+00:00

Benefits of Yoga for Runners

2019-07-03T03:57:41+00:00

Benefits of Yoga for Runners We are familiar with the many benefits of yoga for the mind and body. Here we look at how this can help with running, particularly how incorporating yoga practice with a training plan for a challenging run such as a marathon can be incredibly effective.Balance Level: 1. Intention, focus, concentration, practice and patience If you are planning on running a long run such as a marathon, it is important to stay focused on the goal. This will help you keep motivated through training and when things get tough in the race itself. This is similar [...]

Benefits of Yoga for Runners2019-07-03T03:57:41+00:00
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