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The Secret to Visualisation

In my experience I have struggled with visualising and I understand that for some people it is very easy to do while others may find it more challenging. I often avoided visualising and would focus more on breathing techniques and affirmations which felt more achievable and to be honest easier on my mind! I knew that visualisation was a

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Empower Yourself through the Practice of Yoga

On the 8th March it was International Women’s Day and it order to mark the event there was a festival at the Southbank Centre called WOW. The Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls and hosts many talks, workshops and events by inspiring speakers and women from different backgrounds, ethnicities, age and nationalities. I have been to the

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How to Concentrate and Focus

In my meditation and relaxation class last Wednesday we explored the subject of concentration and focus. In the eight limbs of yoga (Further information about the limbs of yoga can be found here http://www.yogawithjaina.com/yoga/) the sixth limb is know as dharana which means to develop focus and concentration. Meditation is known as dhyana in Sanskrit and it is the seventh

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For the Love of Yoga, Adventure and New Experiences

“To Travel is to Take a Journey Into Yourself” ~ Danny Kaye As many of you know I am organising a retreat and I wanted to share a personal story of why I wanted to combine teaching yoga with travel… For most of my life I have travelled a lot and had the opportunity to visit amazing countries such

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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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