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Covid-19: How to keep your Yoga equipment clean

How to keep your Yoga equipment clean – tips and tricks AWESOME NEWS! Your local gym and yoga studio have re-opened and your favourite yoga class is now back on the timetable. YAY! But let’s not forget the big elephant in the room. COVID-19 is still a massive pain in the proverbial and people are still apprehensive about returning to their in-person yoga classes. My limited research seems to suggest that class attendance is at an all time low with at least 50% of regular attendees choosing to stay away. Studios …

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Virtual Yoga: Why I’m not ready to leave my lockdown bubble

Virtual Yoga: Why I’m not ready to leave my lockdown bubble As lockdown restrictions start to lift, the majority of people are looking forward to getting back to normal, but I’m afraid I’m not one of them. With the gyms able to re-open on 25th July, some are counting the days like an Advent calendar, while others can’t imagine anything worse. I’m one of the cautious ones. I have to say, I can’t help but feel that with the reported deaths from Covid-19 reaching 79 (at time of writing) we …

In a world where you can be anything…don’t judge

‘In a world where you can be anything, don’t judge’ This isn’t another article preaching about how we all need to be kind to one another. In truth, I’ve had enough of it plastered all over my social media. Isn’t this common sense for most people? I actually find it bizarre that we now need to see this phrase in 2020, acting as a reminder of a very simple life lesson we all should have learnt by primary school. However, even though most of us know that we should all …

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The Dark Side of Yoga

Have you experienced any negative side effects to your yoga practice? Eh? What? A downside to yoga? Vic, what are you talking about? Hang up your mat and get out of town! Immediately. Before I lose all credibility, side note necessary. Yoga is AWESOME and is by far the best thing I chose to do with my life. From the wisdom and golden nuggets gleaned from others, to the turbulent path of postures ranging in difficulty (massively), for me the result has been one of deeper self-awareness, power and happiness. However, …

Yoga and sickness: Flunited we stand

So, should  you still head to your regular class if you are feeling under-the-weather?  That would be a hard…no. Let me explain why. Over Christmas, I was bed-ridden with the flu. You know you have the flu if you spot a £50 note on the floor and simply don’t have the capacity to even think about picking it up. I spent most of my time in my pyjamas in bed feeling very sorry for myself. My body ached, my throat was coarse and my ears were beyond painful. Two days into …