Lifestyle

You’re the Voice

2019-06-13T02:35:20+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 Voice2019-06-13T02:35:20+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester

2019-06-10T08:04:01+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 As [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester2019-06-10T08:04:01+00:00

A DAY in my LIFE at SAMPOORNA YOGA

2019-06-10T07:53:38+00:00

A DAY in my LIFE at SAMPOORNA YOGA Our first VLOG from our 500 hr (200 hr + 300 hr) Graduate Naki. She took out the time out of our busy schedule and filmed a beautiful video on her day life when she was pursuing her 300 hour advanced Vinyasa flow teacher training in Feb - Mar 2019. She says : I loved filming and editing it, so many beautiful memories. Her mission in Life is spreading love and kindness through hugs and big smiles. https://youtu.be/ObQsQiAyE84 Naki discovered Yoga a few years ago and completely fell in love with the [...]

A DAY in my LIFE at SAMPOORNA YOGA2019-06-10T07:53:38+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester

2019-06-10T08:03:36+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester The Second Trimester of Pregnancy is from week 13 to 26. The placenta is fully functional and hormone levels balance out. Women at this stage in pregnancy are getting used to the feeling of pregnancy on their body. 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 [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester2019-06-10T08:03:36+00:00

Stumbling up the path of yoga. Goa, January 2018

2019-06-10T08:06:03+00:00

Stumbling up the path of yoga. Goa, January 2018 I’m not sure if I could have been in more of a mess when I turned up to the first morning of my month of yoga teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa. I could dance around the point here to never truly land on it, but to put it bluntly, I have never disliked myself as much as I did on the lead up to getting on the plane to head off to begin the next chapter of my life, a chapter that once had been a fantastical fictional dream, a faraway glisten [...]

Stumbling up the path of yoga. Goa, January 20182019-06-10T08:06:03+00:00

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester

2019-06-10T08:02:55+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 that [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester2019-06-10T08:02:55+00:00

The Importance of a Good Breakfast

2019-06-10T08:06:38+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 well [...]

The Importance of a Good Breakfast2019-06-10T08:06:38+00:00

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints

2019-06-10T08:01:20+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, tight [...]

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints2019-06-10T08:01:20+00:00

How Yoga can help with Stress

2019-06-10T09:44:33+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 can [...]

How Yoga can help with Stress2019-06-10T09:44:33+00:00

Crow (Bakasana)

2019-06-10T10:03:31+00:00

Crow (Bakasana) Type: Balance Level: Advanced Steps: Squat down and place your palms on the floor. Press your knees against your shoulder bone, pressing closer to your armpits. Move your weight forward to your arms and try to lift the feet from the floor to balance on your hands. Variation: Option to move one leg away from your arm to straighten and raise it out. There are also side variations of this pose - side crow. Props & Assistance: You can start off squatting on a block so that your feet are a few inches off the ground may help lifting [...]

Crow (Bakasana)2019-06-10T10:03:31+00:00
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