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Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.....

Janette Moy's workshop

I attended Janette Moy's workshop as part of my personal development, like myself she is FRYOG trained.  We covered many aspects including asanas, a beautiful and strong flow for almost two hours followed by relaxation. 

After a welcome break we continued with Restorative yoga, a personal love of mine to relax and restore. After call and response chanting we did some Kirtan singing which was beautiful. I loved the sounds and echoes reverberating around my body clearing the subtle energy channels, leaving a tingling sensation inside the body.

Inversion workshop with Jeff Phenix

I am not totally connected to hand stands or arm balances although I can manage the crow perfectly, so when I saw Jeff Phenix running an Inversion Workshop locally I knew that I had to go along. Jeff teaches in Cookham where I live and I feel very lucky to have an accomplished Yoga teacher who also teaches at The Life Centre and Triyoga in London, local to me.

We started with warming up the fingers, hands and wrists and then moved on to the forearms. It is amazing the little tips he gave us. Just clawing the finger tips back when the plan in on the mat, engages the muscles in the upper back and placement is so important.

Restorative Yoga

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The Yoga Bible

Christina has been a yoga practitioner since 1989 and has written three previous books, besides The Yoga Bible on yoga. She holds teaching certificates from the Sivananda Vedanta Centre in Indian and the Sydney Yoga Centre.

Below in her book, The Yoga Bible she talks about the benefits of Yoga.

"I have seen many beneficial effects of yoga in my own life, some of which are intangible and difficult to measure, while others are more obvious. The most obvious benefit from my perspective is that the physical postures bring ease to ageing or ailing bodies after moving, stretching and limbering.

Pilates for runners


Conversation with a client

A conversation I had with a client today.
 
He was told four and a half months ago by his consultant at the spinal injuries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital that he would have to have major surgery on his back. He has had lots of injuries over many years throughout his football career (he has something to do with Chelsea football club, but I switched off a bit then as football bores me a little).
He wasn't able to lay on his back because of the pain and discomfort so the only way he could sleep at night was in the resting position or child's pose.

Pilates for men

Interesting article on why men should do Pilates 

Understanding your Fascia

Understanding Your Fascia
Fascia may be the missing piece for your lingering injury.
By Julia LucasPublished June 10, 2011.

You've got this injury you just can't shake.You take time off. You ice and stretch and do all the right things but you're still limping home. You spend too much time trying to articulate your particular brand of hurt to those loved ones who still put up with you. You follow referrals to physical therapists and massage therapists and you'dgo to an aromatherapist if it'd help you run again, but nothing does.

This is why we plank!

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