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How to Invest in Yourself and Your Yoga Practice

Getting onto the yoga mat every day is not easy especially those days when the alarm goes off and I wish I could just sleep a little bit longer. Most people wake up to an alarm to go to work so that they can earn money. Whereas being a yoga teacher means waking up to my alarm and stepping onto

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How to Incorporate Meditation and Relaxation into your Everyday Life?

On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of teaching an intimate group of students meditation and relaxation. The class was themed around how to incorporate meditation and relaxation into your everyday life and we also discussed the concept of mindfulness. So what is the difference between meditation and relaxation? In the eight limbs of yoga relaxation actually precedes meditation

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Retreat & Travel

Following on from my last blog I thought I would share some of my experiences as well as my students and friends experiences of going on an actual retreat. Many people often ask me for recommendations on yoga retreats therefore I hope these stories will inspire you to take some time out as well as use the opportunity to travel

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Take Retreat

Teaching yoga and running my business keeps my mind engaged in a healthy and productive way. Whether I am interacting with students, writing, making videos or putting together content for social media I actively surround myself with positive and useful information. However what I put into my mind is also affected by my surroundings. I find that everywhere I go

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Happy International Day of Yoga!

Hello and welcome to Yoga with Jaina where I teach you how to practice yoga on and off the yoga mat. Today I want to wish you all a Happy International Day of Yoga. Yes today is the International Day of Yoga and it is in fact in its second year. I can already see the impact that the day has

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How to Overcome Stress and Anxiety

In my meditation and relaxation class on Wednesday we talked about how to overcome stress and anxiety. There are many different ways to deal with stress and anxiety and the ideas I share with you here are based from my own personal experience of how I deal with stress and anxiety within my own life. Stress is a form of

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The Practice and Power of Compassion

In my meditation and relaxation class last week we explored the practice of compassion. Compassion is literally translated as having sympathy for others and in the session we worked on developing self-compassion. Through the practice of self-compassion you can learn to develop a sense of empathy for yourself and your past. When you develop self-compassion it then becomes easier to develop

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GUEST BLOG – Khilan’s Story

By Khilan Shah, Yoga Student and London Marathon Runner Six months ago I made the commitment to run the London Marathon on the 24th April 2016.  This was something I had always wanted to achieve and this year I thought it was time for less talk and more action! Whilst taking on the physical challenge I am raising money for

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