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Influences Modern Yoga Flow

The 7 Main Influences of Modern ‘Yoga Flow’.

By | Laura Linehan, Students, Teachers, Yoga

There are many yoga classes that fall into the general category of ‘yoga flow’ but what resonates with each student is very personal and depends on what you want from your yoga practice in this particular time of your life. One of the main factors in starting yoga, is choosing what type to try. A very common title of class style in studios is ‘yoga flow’. How it is taught often depends on the teacher and studio. One of the…

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Core Yoga Adam Hocke

Let’s talk about the Core in Yoga

By | Yoga

Adam Hocke is a teacher, writer, and mentor empowering his students’ yoga practice and self-care. Through a unique blend of vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, he offers anatomically precise, strong, and accessible classes to physically awaken and renew the body and mind. His podcast is listened to in 135 countries and his streaming video classes are available at Movement for Modern Life. Adam is a senior student of Jason Crandell, whom he assists on advanced teacher trainings and immersions. More at adamhocke.com…

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Digital Detoxing Yoga Meditation

Digital Detoxing with Yoga and Meditation

By | Laura Linehan, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Teachers, Wellbeing, Yoga

I got on the bus on Friday evening for what would be a 45 minute journey – and my phone battery was nearly out. I got this minor sense of panic – what would I do with 45 minutes without podcasts, WhatsApp, email and all the other entertainments I could fill the time with? Was there a charging port on the bus? Why didn’t I charge it earlier? What would I do for the time? My brain was lit up…

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The Integrity of Yin

By | Yoga

“I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it” I taught a yin yoga class recently, and at the end one of the first-timers came to ask me about the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga. She had been practising yin for a while but was a wee bit surprised because the other yin classes she had done were ‘very different’ and ‘much…

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Sunny Backbends

By | Yoga

Grand openings There is something about long, bright, sunny days that make backbends feel like the perfect asana to incorporate into your summer practice. We spend many months of the year curled in on ourselves in self protection against the elements. When the sun finally comes out we naturally feel the urge to open up and reach for the sky – making us feels more in tune with nature. Backbends are energising, stimulate the nervous system, aid digestion and constipation,…

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5 Tips to Master Tree Pose

By | Asana, Balance, Beginners, Laura Linehan, Yoga

Tree pose is one of those yoga poses we see really often in advertising and the media, it is the archetypal ‘yoga pose’ known by most people, whether or not they practice which means we can overlook it and all its subtleties when we delve into this posture on the mat.  It’s a wonderfully grounding and balancing pose, helping us to learn how to find a peaceful focus in the present moment as we balance on one foot. But it…

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Why Savasana is the Most Important Yoga Pose

By | Asana, Laura Linehan, Meditation, Mindfulness, Restorative, Yoga

Savasana (pronounced shih – vah- sah – nah) is the final posture in each yoga class where all students are guided to lie down on their backs with their hands by their sides – hands and feet about as wide as the mat. Savasana translates to mean ‘corpse pose’ not only because it emulates a corpse on the floor. In the karmic tradition where death is seen as an important part of life, savasana is part of the acceptance of…

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Inversions are Everywhere

By | Yoga

  Inversions are everywhere Instaversions! Inversions are definitely having a moment in the limelight on every social media platform! For most of us, when we start exploring inversions they can be quite daunting, and push us out of our comfort zone – which is not a bad thing. They force us to see the world from a different perspective physically and mentally, and plays with our relationship to gravity. Some inversions are calming – like shoulderstand and Viparita Karani; and…

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How to stop getting distracted in Savasana

By | Yoga

We’ve allll been there. You’ve been flowing through a 60 minute yoga class, and then that final, and often most challenging, pose arrives – Savasana. It’s one of the most important part of our practice – check out this previous blog post on why! But sometimes we get there and our mind can’t help but drift – soon we’re planning what we’re going to make for dinner, deciding what time we have to get up in the morning, and planning important…

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Why are so many yogis vegetarian?

By | Food, Healthy, Laura Linehan, Vegan, Yoga

If you are one of the many people who have recently started yoga, you will probably have read or heard a lot about vegetarianism. A lot of yoga teachers and practitioners will often take up a vegetarian diet once they get serious about their yoga practice – you might be wondering what that’s all about. The answer lies in the historic roots of yoga. There are two main historical reasons for this connection, and both of them lie in the…

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