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By alambaadm / February 20, 2019

Bespoke hand-made eco-friendly Yoga Bags

“Love my new yoga bag. Fits everything I need for a yoga class, even a blanket.” Kat "Such a light bag. Love the colours of my "African escape" bag." Emma "Saves so much time to get ready for a yoga class now. Everything is there readyin my bag to pick up and go." Tracy Designed...

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By alambaadm / February 13, 2019

Clair and Sarah’s Sequence

Dear Clair and Sarah, enjoy your holidays and a little bit of yoga (if you have time). Best regards, Tatiana 3 part abdominal breathing (5 breaths) Surya Namaskar 1 to 3 rounds depending on your time availability(if you click on the link and scroll down, you will see the sequences) Dandasana (5 breaths) 4. Baddhakonasana...

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By alambaadm / January 29, 2019

Neil’s sequence

Surya Namaskar (3-5 rounds) Utthita Trikonasana (5 breaths on each side) Janu Sirsasana (5 breaths on each side) Paschimottanasana (5 breaths) Supta Padangushtasana (5 breaths on each side) Upavista Konasana (5 breaths) Baddhakonasana (5 breaths) Reclining twist (Jathara Parivartanasana) 6 times Shoulder stand (sarvangasana) Savasana 5 min  

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By alambaadm / January 29, 2019

Yoga Asana Sequence with a Focus on the Lower Back

This sequence of asanas can be practised at home to relieve lower back pain. There are some contra-indications. Please consult to your yoga teacher before practising these asanas. 1) Cat and cow- 5 times. (Increasing the flexibility of the neck, shoulders, and spine) 2) Downward dog – 10 breaths. (Helping to relieve stiffness and back...

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By alambaadm / September 18, 2018

Yoga Asana Sequence for the Gentle Stretching of the Ankles

This sequence is designed especially for Layla to practice twice a week. Surya Namaskar Utthita Trikonasana (3-5 breaths on each side): please try to rotate the back foot inwards (little by little) and ground through both feet.  Utthita Parsvakonasana (3 breaths on each side): ground through both feet; little by little rotate the back foot...

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By alambaadm / September 11, 2018

How to Look After Your Professional Heavy Duty Yoga Mat

We want you to be able to use and get the most out of your professional heavy duty yoga mat for as long as possible. If you look after them like this they will stay looking 'new' for a very long time and should last 5-10 years! Maybe longer! Here are 3 tips: 1 Clean...

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By alambaadm / September 11, 2018

Does Age Affect Flexibility?

It is easy to notice that stretching comes much easier to the kids rather than adults (like many other things do). Even though we may not notice the gradual change, but at some point we might realise that we have become much stiffer than in the past. How does flexibility change with age and what...

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By alambaadm / August 14, 2018

How To Set a Positive Intention For Your Yoga Practice

At the beginning of the yoga class the teacher usually asks to set a positive intention for a practice: to think for a moment why you are on the mat, and then at the end of the class to remember this positive intention and repeat it to yourself. Why is it so, what’s the meaning...

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By alambaadm / July 31, 2018

Chandra Namaskara (Salutations To The Moon)

Many people who are familiar with yoga, know Surya Namaskara, or Sun Salutations. It is a very energizing, stretching and heat-generating sequence of asanas that can be quite a strenuous practise on its own, if, for example, completed at least 5 times, especially those variants of Sun Salutations in Ashtanga tradition. It is best practiced...

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By alambaadm / July 25, 2018

Yoga Asana Sequence For Relieving Menstrual Discomfort

Please look for some general tips here before you start . Below is the suggested basic asana sequence, developed by Mark Stephens, which you can safely do at home. This practise is quite relaxing and can help reducing pressure in the uterus and abdomen.   Use candles, soft music and dimmed light to create a...

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By alambaadm / July 18, 2018

Yoga and Menstruation

Nature is very wise to give a woman the gift of renewing her body both on a physical and mental level once a month. There are no two women who would feel in the same way during this time, some ladies hardly have any need to adjust their activities during these days, while others go...

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By alambaadm / May 11, 2018

My Yoga Journey So Far

Alamba from Sanskrit means “Support”.  And this is what yoga to me is. My journey with yoga started when I found an old book on my book shelf, which used to be my Father’s book from the time when he was very young. My father was working in the military, and perhaps took some interest...

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By alambaadm / May 11, 2018

Benefits of Yoga for Children in Schools

Yoga is an ancient discipline originating from India. It is based on unifying the mind with the body and soul for greater mental and physical wellbeing; it consists of series of poses, meditation, controlled breathing and other techniques.  By practicing yoga postures, bones are brought into alignment and muscles are strengthened, stretched and relaxed. In...

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By alambaadm / May 11, 2018

Pawanmuktasana 1. Anti-Rheumatic Group. Part 4 (Neck)

Here is the final part of the Pawanmuktasana series: 4 asanas for neck. The sequence is very simple and yet efficient. Benefits: All the nerves connecting the different organs and limbs of the body pass through the neck. Therefore, the muscles of the neck and shoulders accumulate tension, especially after prolonged work at desk. These...

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By alambaadm / May 10, 2018

Pawanmuktasana 1. Anti-Rheumatic Group. Part 3 (Wrists, Elbows and Shoulders)

Here is the third part of the Pawanmuktasana Series 1 (Anti-Rheumatic sequence). These asanas concern hands, wrists and shoulders. You can find the 1st and the 2nd part in my previous articles. The sequence has been developed by Swami Satyananda Sawaswati and is taken from the book Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha. Benefits of the following...

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By alambaadm / May 8, 2018

Are you drinking enough water?

They say that one of the secrets of the Indian yogis is that they constantly drink water, run to the toilet every 20 minutes, but live a healthy life of 200 years. It is not that I intend to aim living for 200 years, but water has been an answer for me in many situations....

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By alambaadm / May 8, 2018

Benefits of Yoga for Pregnancy and Labour

I have always loved children, but it is not until I became a Mother, I could realize how magical it is to welcome a little Angel appearing into this world and watch him or her grow and develop every day. For me this wonderful bond started when my Husband and I discovered that I was...

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By alambaadm / May 8, 2018

A Little Story About Yoga

Practising Yoga is an amazing gift for your health. This has been recognised by Unesco taking yoga into the list of the most precious intangible world assets. Yet, it is to be discovered by a quite a large part of the male population. I understood that there are quite a few myths perceived men about...

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By alambaadm / April 20, 2018

Pawanmuktasana 1. Anti-Rheumatic Group. Part 2 (Knees and Hips)

Here is the 2nd part of the Pawanmuktasana Series 1, Anti-Rheumatic Group of asanas, concerning knees and hips. The asanas are very simple and yet they bring great benefits with regular practice (you can do them at home!). Since the knee joint bears the whole weight of the body and has no strong muscles for...

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By alambaadm / April 20, 2018

Pawanmuktasana 1. Anti-Rheumatic Group. Part 1 (Toes and Ankles)

Sometimes if you miss a yoga class, you feel like you could really do with a gentle yet efficient workout at home. Or after a day in the office, working sat at the desk most of the time, you feel like you need to relax the stiffness and muscular tension. For this purpose I would...

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By alambaadm / April 18, 2018

Surya Namaskar: Best way to start your day by far

Have you ever felt that even after a very good work out and stretching, when you wake up the following morning, you feel quite stiff? And actually every morning, if you do not do any physical exercise, sometimes it takes a few hours to feel “back in shape”. I found it interesting to read that...

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By alambaadm / April 18, 2018

Benefits of Practising Yoga for the Spine

“You may die, but you will never grow old if your spine stays flexible.” Yogi Bhajan (Kundalini Yoga Master)   People come to yoga and decide to stay with it for various reasons. As Mark Stephens states, Yoga is an unending process of self-discovery and self-transformation. Often towards becoming a “better yourself”. Even if it...

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By snaarf / March 7, 2018

Chakra system. How can a varied yoga practice affect the Chakra system?

Chakra System Definition. It is considered that the knowledge about chakras came to yogis in the deep meditation, and they described the chakras as the flowers of lotus. Even though the chakras are located in the subtle body, they influence the physical body. The Sanskrit word chakra translates to a “wheel” and means the energy...

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