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Vixie Tonkin

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Pourquoi des coussins?;
Moment de Yoga (français)

Pourquoi des coussins?

Dans la myriade de yoga techniques pratiqué partout dans le monde, dont une partie est toujours certain: la colonne vertébrale doit être droite. C’est pourquoi, au début de chaque classe, nous nous concentrons sur le bas du dos et chaque vertèbre, en essaie de trouver un espace entre les vertèbres et la visualisation des disques …

Why do we use cushions?;
Yoga Moment

Why do we use cushions?

In the myriad of yoga techniques practiced throughout the world, one part is always certain: the spine must be straight. This is why, at the start of each class, we concentrate on the lowest part of the spine and take our attention up the spinal column through each and every vertebra, finding space between the …

Summer schedule;

Summer schedule

From Monday 27th May the schedule in Salies de Béarn will be as follows… Mondays 10-11.15am Hatha Yoga – the classic combination of focussed stretches, balances and silent relaxation to gently increase flexibility and the ability to tune-out of daily life. 11.30am-12.45pm Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga – a dynamic series of postures and sequences to …

Spring breather – no classes;

Spring breather – no classes

The weather may be wet, chilly and unpredictable but Spring is definitely in the air! And as the blossom blooms and falls, so are changes gradually occurring in my life too. So I’ll be taking two weeks off teaching to get a breather and to immerse myself in yoga and life while these transformations take …

Sleep tight tonight;

Sleep tight tonight

Isn’t it horrid when you don’t get a good night’s sleep? A friend of mine recently admitted to suffering from serious insomnia, the kind that means she can’t get off to sleep. When I asked her what time she goes to bed she answered with a very French shrug of the shoulders, “no set time”. …

My yoga story;

My yoga story

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I’m taking the day off too, which is rare and challenging when you work freelance. So here’s something from the archive… a post about my personal journey into yoga that was written last summer and published in the British publication Yoga & Health Magazine. Enjoy… namasté. As I sit …

Are you hungry for change?;

Are you hungry for change?

Always on a diet? Did you know that you’re statistically more likely to end up heavier after dieting? And that all those ‘fat-free’ foods are loaded with sugar and chemicals to make them palatable? And that the more processed, packaged food we eat the more we starve ourselves of the essential nutrients our bodies need? …

Easy digests it…;

Easy digests it…

Every now and then I suffer from bad digestion. Not indigestion, just total digestion failure… or so it feels! Imagine concrete poured into your stomach that slowly settles its way through your colon and intestines completely blocking the entire region between the ribs and pelvis. It’s not pleasant. Unsurprisingly these periods of ‘blockage’ often appear …