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Looking to detox? Yoga can help.

January…it’s that time of year where we may have over-indulged, feel a bit tired and sluggish from all the festivities, and ready to kick-start 2019 with healthy eating and some good old-fashioned exercise. It’s also a good time to start …

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RECIPE: vegan-friendly cacao energy balls

Beat your sugar cravings and afternoon slump with these bad boys. They really satisfy sugar cravings but don’t give you a spike in your blood sugar levels, so they help to sustain your energy levels all day long, whilst tasting …

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Reflexology – what it’s all about

Reflexology is a form of specialist massage on the feet. The idea behind it is that different parts of the feet have connections to corresponding parts in your body. By applying pressure to different areas you can relieve stress and …

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Professional athletes love hot yoga!

Carla Burkitt is a full-time athlete in karate and has recently moved back to St Albans after a period of time spent in a residential Team GB Karate programme based in Manchester, alongside GB Taekwondo. She is the current number …

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Yoga Saves Lives!

On Monday, news broke about an incredible story of survival at sea. Kay Longstaff, a 46-year-old British passenger on a cruise ship in the Adriatic Sea, fell from the boat and spent ten hours floating in the sea before being …

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Stay Hydrated this Summer!

We all know how important it is to keep hydrated. With sunshine, high temperatures and not to mention the humidity we have been experiencing lately, keeping up your water intake can be hard. 

Here’s a tip: Slice a piece of lemon and ginger or …

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Yoga for Surfers

Some of you may be hitting the coasts this summer and maybe your surfboard too, so here is a useful guide to yoga for surfers by guest blogger Charlie Page from finbin.net …

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Why sweating is good for you…

Sweating can be embarrassing if you’re at school, work, or spending a night out on the town. Sweat marks and the stench could leave you in a pit of embarrassment but could also be beneficial to your health. Sweating helps …

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The Science Behind Yoga

We are all told that yoga is amazing for the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, nervous system and all of our internal organs, not to mention our mental health and wellbeing. And indeed many of us do feel and reap these …

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Like Jamie Oliver, we have #AdEnough too!

TV chef, healthy eating campaigner, and all-round good guy Jamie Oliver has recently launched a social media campaign titled #AdEnough, calling for an end to the advertising of junk food that, he believes, is harmful towards children.

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Healthy Vegan Pancakes

Hands up if you love pancakes! This simple pancake recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and oil-free! Enjoy pancakes with all of the flavour but none of the fuss or guilt! These delicious treats are so easy to make and are …

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5 Reasons You Should Try Online Yoga Classes

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Life can be hectic and sometimes it becomes hard find time for our yoga practice. Physically getting to a yoga studio to take a class is often not an option for busy yogis. Still, it’s nice to take a class …

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Yoga Trains Us To Deal With Stress

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Tough day? Feeling stressed out? Yoga is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal when dealing with stress! Practicing yoga regularly trains your stress response system, and releases physical and mental stress. Meditation and pranayama are also wonderful …

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7 Easy Ways To Adjust To Hot Yoga

Hot yoga has countless benefits such as warming muscles, reducing risk of injury, increasing blood supply, lubrication of joints and increasing heart rate. It is, however, really important to prepare properly for yoga practice in the heat in order to …

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Meet ‘Meddy Teddy’ the new Instagram Yoga star!

Instagram is filled with inspirational yoga teachers sharing their wisdom and practice- but how many of those are teddy bears?! Meddy Teddy is a meditating and yoga practicing teddy bear who is taking social media by storm. The brain child …

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Yoga Hugely Beneficial for Children with Autism

Any yogi will tell you the countless benefits that regular yoga practice can bring. The benefits of yoga for children are also widely accepted, with many UK and US schools introducing yoga into their extra-curricular activities. Did you know that …

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How to Make a DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner

How often do you you clean your yoga mat? In the studio our mats are cleaned every use using water and disinfectant. However when using your mat at home it can be easy to let this cleaning regime slip. All …

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Why You Don’t Need Flexibility to be a Yogi

How many times have you heard someone say “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga” or “I can’t go to a yoga class- I can’t even touch my own toes”? A lack of flexibility is the BEST reason to practice …

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5 Yoga Poses For Stronger And Toned Arms

Strong arms and shoulders are key components when mastering arm balances and inversions. Building your upper strength will not only progress your practice but also helps to banish bingo wings! DoYouYoga has a great guide covering the 5 top yoga …

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Uh oh!

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Don’t forget to observe Shaucha, the niyama of purity and cleanliness, by changing your pants soon after practicing. Read this article from style.mic to find out why. https://mic.com/articles/129233/your-yoga-pants-might-be-bad-for-your-health#.EsCOolowb

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Calling All Football Players

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Want to improve your game? Yoga will maximise your performance on the pitch! Read this article by the art of living. Drop in to Yoga for Sport every Thursday 8:00pm in St Albans.

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Need Inspiration?

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If you need inspiration to get through the week (and get onto your yoga mat!) then look no further! 19 Amazing Yogis Who Don’t Care What You Think. Share this Post

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Yoga For Injury Prevention And Recovery

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Did you known yoga can play a vital part in recovery and injury prevention for runners and athletes? Check out this article by Sabrina Grotewald. Our Yoga for Sport classes are specifically designed to correct muscle imbalances and target inflamed …

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A Little Yoga Humour!

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Here are 24 things you’ve probably thought about during a hot yoga class. We totally relate to 16 and 24! http://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga/24-things-youve-thought-hot-yoga-funny/ Share this Post How to Make a DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner19th July 2016Why You Don’t Need Flexibility to be …

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Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

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Still not convinced that athletes and sports players need yoga? Don’t just take out word for it! Listen to famous yogi Tara Stiles talk about why athletes should embrace yoga. Yoga for Sport every Thursday at 8:00pm at Feel Watford.

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Moby Music Giveaway

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Moby gives away four hours of ambient music designed for yoga or meditation. Read more about it courtesy of Magnetic Magazine. Share this Post How to Make a DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner19th July 2016Why You Don’t Need Flexibility to be …

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