Goat Yoga? What’s next?!

Is Yoga At Risk Of Being Turned Into a Fad? Once Doga (yoga for dogs and yoga with dogs) had proved popular – and some clever pooches even perfected their very own Adho Mukha Svanasanas – it was perhaps only a matter of time before other animals made it onto the mat. Having said that, no one quite saw Goat Yoga coming. Domestic pets were one thing, but farm animals? Certainly it’s a zany...

8 Reasons Why Yoga Teachers NEED Retreats

Going on retreat might sound indulgent to some, but getting away and deeper into practice can work wonders for yoga teachers. Whilst it can be difficult to prise ourselves away from hard-won studio classes or a busy schedule that took time and dedication to build up, the self-investment a retreat represents can work hugely to our favour when we return. Here are 8 reasons why you should consider...

How one yoga teacher is inspiring everyBODY to take up yoga

Jessamyn Stanley – everyone’s favourite insta-star Jessamyn is a 29-year-old, big, black, gay, Southern American woman who stands out from the thin, white insta-yogi crowd.  She’s 100% authentic and is inspiring a new swathe of people to have the confidence to take up yoga, whatever their body shape. Here’s what makes Jessamyn special. “Hi, I’m Jessamyn. ...

9 Ways Diet Changes Your Practice

You want to increase your flexibility, get rid of an old injury or achieve a yoga posture you’ve struggled with? What you eat can make a difference. Here are 9 ways food can improve your yoga practice or any other physical activity: 1. Happy joints and flexibility Flexibility relates to the range of movement in your joints and the length of your muscles. The key to increasing flexibility is...

Indian PM Leads 50,000 Yogis on International Yoga Day

The world’s third International Yoga Day is TODAY! This morning India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi led more than 50,000 yogis in an outdoor yoga practice in Lucknow. Inaugurated by Modi in 2014, International Yoga Day is celebrating its third birthday with yoga sessions being held in its honour worldwide, from Macchu Pichu to an Indian Navy submarine. Rain did not stand in the way...

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