Healthy Forward Bending with Our Top Tips

Nothing can wake our hamstrings up quite as well as a thorough forward bend. It could be a standing or sitting pose, and even an inversion. But what is it exactly that happens in our body and mind when we bend forward, and how can we perfect getting there?

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Yogi Food: Spiritual Veganism

Lots of yogis choose to mindfully eat vegan. Some do it for health reasons, some diet for peace, while others aim to deepen their spiritual practice. Let’s explore what’s the connection between veganism and yoga, and where on the spectrum would you place yourself.

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What’s the Deal with Backbends?

Backbends, commonly known in yoga as heart or chest openers, are an integral part of any yoga practice. They are invigorating and strengthening, releasing the spine as well as the chest and shoulder area – places where lots of us hold tensions. If practised safely, with an appropriate mindset and warm-up, they can be very exhilarating and freeing, improving our posture in the long term.

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Staircase in the wild

Are We There Yet?

We often liken the process of living our lives to being on a journey – we may even sometimes use the expression “I’m getting there”. But do we consider where it is we are actually going? And how will we know when we have arrived?

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How Well Are You Sleeping?

Do you ever have the experience of going to bed really tired, looking forward to a good night’s sleep, only to find yourself wide awake at 3 am? Sometimes, even when we do all the right things – avoiding stimulants, cutting down our screen time, not eating too late etc – insomnia can still kick in.

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What is Yoga?

'What is yoga?' At first glance this is a seemingly simple question. However, by getting a flavour of how rich and varied the complete toolkit of yoga techniques is, it's easy to realise that yoga is just an umbrella term for a variety of practices.

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