Yoga and Hip Health – Do No Harm

You may have seen last week's BBC report about Yoga and hip problems:  As a yoga teacher, trainer of yoga teachers and an NHS osteopath, I think this was a well-timed article.  I often see students, trainees and teachers in my classes or...

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Yoga: A way to improve Osteoporosis ?

Osteoporosis Women of a certain age know that they need to improve bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis (and its pre-cursor Osteopenia) are common conditions when bones lose their strength and become more brittle.  It can contribute to pain...

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Do No Harm – For Yogis not just Medics

If you are just starting out on your yoga journey, you may be surprised to hear that yoga can put stresses and strains on the body.  Isn’t yoga a gentle, healing, positive, mindful practice ?     As an osteopath as well as a yoga teacher, I am used to seeing...

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Yoga and Stress Management

Negotiating the morning commute might not seem to have anything in common with being chased by a lion, but it has the same effect on your body - the stress response. Stress in modern life has been so well researched that we know beyond doubt the impact it has on our...

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