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Taking care of your Spine with Yoga

Back pain is probably the most common physical complaint we experience – the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence suggests 60% of people will have Low Back Pain at some stage in their lives, with up to 28% of people experiencing this in any one month.1 Yoga...

Taking care of Your Knees with Yoga

Knee pain affects a lot of people – some estimates place it at 25% of adults experiencing knee pain at some stage in life1. Yoga can help a lot with knee pain but can also hinder – the devil is in the detail. Our knees are one of the toughest and most resilient joints...

Stress – Using Yoga to Help

From time to time, we all have a bad day, or even a run of them – and the nature of things seems to be that everything compounds at these times.    Sometimes though stress can become our default outlook – it ceases to be a state and becomes a trait. Our bodies and...

The What and Why of Restorative Yoga

Yin Yoga is my first love, but I err toward the Restorative end of Yin Yoga, and indeed teach Restorative Yoga in its own right. So, what is Restorative Yoga?   At its simplest it is yoga for the Nervous System and involves very simple Yoga poses held with lots of...

The What and Why of Yin Yoga

There are many modern yoga styles, which begs the question “What is special about the Yin Yoga style I teach at Yinspire?” Like much in the Yoga world, the origins are slightly murky.  Modern Yin Yoga is considered to have been developed and loosely packaged by Paul...

Looking to the Horizon

We’re in slightly strange times.  We had perhaps hoped the upheavals of 2020 were behind us, yet as we come in 2021 Covid infections are going up; lockdowns are continuing; fear abounds. Over Christmas I took a break from my daily structured on the mat yoga...