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Face Yoga: The Anti-Aging Workout For Your Face

Yoga practice has made its name the world over for its health and beauty benefits for mind and body. But what about your face? Hot yoga might drench your brow, and goat yoga might make you smile, but are we missing a trick by not paying our faces much attention during practice? Face Yoga has been making a name for itself as an alternative anti-aging beauty treatment for some time. It involves...

Autumn Yoga Workshops in London

  Autumn has come early this year. The conkers are falling, the heating is on and this morning there was even a very light frost on the car. Instead of hoping it will just go away so that summer can come back for a last hurrah, it may be time to just embrace Autumn! Autumn is a transitional season, which takes us from the relaxing warmth of summer to the crisp cold of winter. Transitions can...

The gender imbalance in yoga…

The number of men practising yoga is growing. According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study by Yoga Journal and the Yoga Alliance, of those practising yoga in America, 28 percent are men. Though that may not sound very high, it’s up significantly from the mere 17.8 percentage of men identified in the 2012 edition of the same study. But while the male yoga population is slowly growing, some feel...

Yoga: One size fits all.

Yoga teacher Maria Odugba is challenging stereotypes surrounding who can practise yoga. Described by the media as ‘plus-size’, Odugba is determined to embody her belief that yoga is for all body shapes and sizes. Her instagram account has 74.7k followers and counting, and is full of inspiring yoga selfies, workouts and posts describing her body-positive attitude. She advocates self-acceptance and...

5 Great Yoga Mats You Can Trust

The hunt for the perfect yoga mat can sometimes feel like a quest for the holy grail. With price, grip, thickness, length, colour, weight, and sustainability all at play in yogi’s minds, choosing a mat can be a daunting affair. And with some considerable price-tags in the mix, you don’t want to get the wrong one. Here are five we think you can trust. Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat Liforme Yoga Mat...

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