All posts filed under: Yoga

Yoga For Beginners.

Recently a lot of friends have been asking me for yoga advise. Maybe this is because my instagram feed is littered with stretchy upside down yoga style pics. I would just like to say, I am no yoga expert. I used to be a dancer, so you might say I have a little bit of a head start. Last week I went to Shoreditch house for a yoga class with Steffy White. She is my yogi inspiration, her class last night was yin yoga. It was like an hour of therapy. Yin is a calm floor based yoga practice, you hold each of the poses for 3-5 minutes. Steffy’s reassuring voice helps you to relax, focus, and forget about your life away from the mat. Let’s be honest, for many people the real challenge in a yoga class, is not being able to check your phone for 60 minutes. It can be really difficult to completely switch off and just do nothing. Every now and again it is really useful to unplug, no music, no …

January Health Kick

Are you planning to shape up in January? You may have read last month that I was temporarily joining the gym, it is temporary because I usually like to exercise outside. I like to walk, run, cycle, in the fresh air and sunshine. As it is currently freezing outside and there is very minimal sunshine, I am staying indoors! Here are my tips for your new year health kick.   Find something that you enjoy. The dancer in me loves music and so I like going to exercise classes that use music. At Nuffield Health centre, I enjoy Nina’s Body Balance class. The class is at 9.30am, so I head straight there after the school run, I’m out of the gym by 10.45am so I still have the whole day free afterwards. Don’t be intimidated by group classes, there are a variety of abilities, ages, shapes and sizes. After a few classes you start to recognise the same friendly faces each week.     Find a balance. If you want to see results you need …