7 Unexpected Consequences of Teaching Yoga

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For many a yoga practitioner, the precipice of our yoga journey may be symbolised by our teacher training and our metamorphosis into an instructor of the art and science of the practice.

Training institutions use flowery language and promises of spiritual learning and physical breakthroughs to lure their students – whether their claims are true are debatable.

There certainly are enough posts on the internet telling you why you should do the training so in the spirit of balance and transparency; here are ...

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Yin Yoga for people who sit too much (i.e. the whole world)

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Yin yoga is essentially a meditative, cooling and relaxing style of yoga.

Here is a simple yin sequence designed for those of us who spend a lot of time at desks. Doing desky things: like typing, and hunching over screens. I worked a day job for 6 years before going back to University last year and so I know all about the lower back pain, neck ache and tension headaches we endure sitting in those not-quite-comfortable office ...

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Falling in love with Bikram… Again.

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My first Bikram Yoga class was as deliriously hot and torturous as the next. My teacher appeared to be fighting for air between her incessant commands and because I’d done a gym yoga-class before I thought, ‘that’s odd? Relax girl.’ That was until a wave of nausea hit me and she told me resolutely, ‘If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t.” I literally thought my way out of vomiting in an instant and ...

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Releasing Wrist Pain in Yoga Practice

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Most people wrongly assume that Yoga is the “Green cross” of exercise and as such it is impossible to hurt yourself while practicing. It was an assumption I wrongly made in my early practice and it lead me to injury on more than one occasion. Thankfully it also inspired me to become a Biokineticist.

If you practice any ‘flowing’ yoga which includes poses that require you to bear weight on your hands, you may be able to relate to feeling discomfort in your wrists, often on ...

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