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Why do we use Om?;
Yoga Moment

Why do we use Om?

The word ‘om’ (which can also be spelt ‘aum’) is considered, in yoga, to be the primordial sound of the universe. It represents the whole of existence in its basic energy form. It represents the dissolving of the boundaries that we see, hear and touch, connecting all beings to their fundamental source: the energy of …

A moment of calm;
Yoga Moment

A moment of calm

In last week’s Yoga Moment I promised to share a practice you can do on your yoga cushion, or ‘zafu’. Here’s a practice that will calm the body and mind, stretching the arms and back, leaving you with a profound sensation of calm. Sitting cross-legged on your cushion allow the lower half of the body …

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 …

Summer schedule;
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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 …

Sleep tight tonight;
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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;
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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?;
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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? …