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Increasing flexibility in the body through Yoga

Flexibility is seen by many as a pre-requisite to practising Yoga. This is a damaging and worrying misconception. yoga will increase the flexibility in your body, reducing stress and tension in your muscles and your mind, but you don’t need to be flexible before you...

Summer holiday arrangements

I'm writing this note today to let you know about the arrangements for Rhondda Yoga classes over the summer holidays. I just sent it as an email to people who I get to send emails to, but it needs to be available to you if I don’t have your email address as well! As...

Yoga IS for men as well you know fellas!

In ancient India, Yoga was pretty much exclusively a male occupation. If you look at the history of Yoga, you will see that all the famous Gurus who travelled to the West to share the message of Yoga were men. And yet, oddly, in the West, Yoga is a predominantly...

5 things you need for a yoga class

If you look at any Yoga store, you will find a dazzling array of accessories, props, clothing and more that you might think you need. What sort of mat should you get? Do you need a block, a pillow, an eye mask? Will everyone else in the class be wearing skimpy lyrca,...

Words of wisdom from a yoga loving Fat Bird

My friend Shan Marshall recently made my heart sing with joy when she began attending Yoga classes in her local area. A self confessed 'Fat Bird', Shan had many reasons she could have decided that Yoga wasn't for her, but she gave it a try, and fell in love with it....

Do you suffer from arthritis? Here are 5 ways Yoga can help!

Arthritis is a progressive condition that affects the health and mobility of the joints of the body. It is very common, with around 10 million people in the UK suffering from it, and while it is often thought of as an age related condition, it can strike at any age,...

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