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Thoughts, articles, tips and more from our teachers and therapists... Enjoy!


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Key info about labour and birth, by Kirsty Gallacher

We talk a lot after class about what helps with labour and birth and recently I was asked if I had any kind of handouts to help you develop a home practice so the breathing, relaxations, positions & movements are really there for you when you need them...


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India inspired thoughts, by Shira Hess

I have been thinking about the flow of the Ganges. How you wake up and fall asleep to her constant song. I have been thinking how powerful her flow felt. How loud. Ceaseless.


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Reflections on hands-on assists, by Shira Hess

I started with wanting to work on my assists, on how I physically give to others. I ended up working on looking inwards. As always, yoga shifts the focus inside. I experience it as if for the first time.


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December: Tricks against inner and outer darkness, by Susanne Haegele

I wrote up summary of yogic tricks which I often mention and teach in class, for you all to share.


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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” by Karen Long

If you are around in London over the festive season why not join me for my Christmas intensive at Yogahome and explore for yourself...


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“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” (B.K.S. Iyengar), by Karen Long

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S. Iyengar My students often ask me if I practice yoga every day and the answer is most days, yes, but my practice can vary enormously.


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Shiatsu for pain relief in labour, by Caroline Bozkurt

My number one top tip for pain relief in labour? Firm pressure to the lower back during a contraction.


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Whatever happened to the real yoga of intention?, by Nova Milesko

So I have had a little while to sit back and examine my practice (forced by pregnancy to suspend the jumpy-pumpy-up-down-like-a-yo-yo-in-a-snowglobe yoga). And with this time has come an interesting chance to view what


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Parenthood and the 'Other', by Nova Milesko

I have had a baby now, and all I can say is wow... its really is cool to see this little person for real. And although babies and their ilk have never really been my thing I have to agree with those that say it's different when it's your own.


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Hypnobirthing and massage techniques, by Kirsty Gallacher

...perhaps without realising it you will already be familiar with some of the principles and techniques of hypnobirthing, as it complements yoga very well and I draw on it in my pregnancy yoga teaching.


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Yogahome

Managing pelvic girdle pain (PGP), by Kirsty Gallacher

Although this condition is common, affecting up to one in five pregnant women, it doesn't mean it's 'normal' and nor does it mean that you have to just accept and put up with it!


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Helping to encourage labour, by Kirsty Gallacher

Here we are in September and I hope you all had a lovely summer.  A big congratulations to everyone who had babies, and thanks to so many of you for your emails, and pics.


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Perineal massage, by Kirsty Gallacher

I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying a little bit of sunshine! I know we Brits have a habit of going on about the weather but it's great to be out and about and I've bumped into so many familiar faces from classes, with buggies and new babies...


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Yogahome

Sweet Dreams: yoga breathing to help you switch off, by Kirsty Gallacher

There are some very useful yoga technqiues to help you with a better sleep.


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Sweet Dreams: get comfy for a good night's sleep, by Kirsty Gallacher

Yoga nidra is a fantastic technique for long and deep relaxation, and I truly hope you're all feeling the benefits as I've been putting the training into practice, especially those of you suffering from lack of sleep.


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Tadasana: Mountain Pose, by Karen Long

The great thing about yoga is that it cultivates awareness of one's body that permeates into life outside of the yoga studio. I don't think I'd ever thought too much about how I stood, apart from perhaps trying to...


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Yogahome

Adho Mukha Svanasana: Downward-facing Dog, by Karen Long

Fitting your yoga practice into a busy schedule can be challenging.I have been practising yoga for most of my adult life and it is very much a part of who I am. Sometimes though, I find that the rhythm of my...


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Desk asanas: Arm stretches for the office, by Karen Long

We talked last month about developing a yoga practice at home and, having had time to mull it over, I would go further than that. Liberate those postures from the confines of your preconceived ideas about...


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Supta badha konasana: Staying in the pose, by Karen Long

I have just returned from a two week yoga retreat in France with Christian Pisano, a teacher with whom I have been studying with for many years. He is French and based down in Nice so I don't get to...


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Trikonasana: Triangle pose, by Karen Long

October is undoubtedly a beautiful time of year, soon the trees will be aflame putting on a dazzling finale before their splendid frocks are blown away leaving just their naked frames to...


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Urdhva mukha svanasana: stoking the fire with Dog Head Up, by Karen Long

The clocks changed last weekend heralding the official start of British wintertime. I don't know why these months remind me so much of childhood but they do. The kicking up of golden leaves as I tramped back from school, the excitement of bonfire night, those smells...

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Caroline Bozkurt



Karen Long


Kirsty Gallacher


Nova Milesko

Nova Milesko


Shira Hess

 

Susanne Haegele

 

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