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Styles and Types of Yoga

posted by:Katie Cornish, 200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals UK qualified yoga teacher

Yoga – what is it? A difficult question to answer in a brief description it is simply a practice of; breath control, simple meditation and body postures (asana/poses), which is practiced for health and relaxation. It is important to note that Yoga is not a religion, but it is a spiritual practice, but it does not mean you must be ‘spiritual’ to practice yoga to reap the benefits!

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Turning up to your first yoga class

posted by:Katie Cornish, 200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals UK qualified yoga teacher

Going to your first yoga class needn’t be daunting, we’ve got some tips to help guide you through what to expect!

Tags:yoga, yoga mat, yoga class

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Road to Feet-ness! 3 Factors causing Foot Injury

posted by:Guest writer; Mehret Hope, Pilates Instructor, Director and Founder of hopepilates.com

Everyone is raving about the World Cup, and cheering on England into the quarterfinals, FINALLY! Surely, we all admire how the legs and feet of the players are able to endure such intensity not to mention mental preparation, endurance, and strength to fight off aggression from the opposition. With a sport as energetic as football, players are prone to injuries especially foot injuries. However, foot injuries do not happen only to football players or other athletes; it can also happen to you simply because of a freak accident or due to an imbalance in your foot muscles.

Tags:Pilates, Foot Health, Fitness, Football

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5 Reasons Why You Have to Man Up for Pilates

posted by:Guest writer; Mehret Hope, Pilates Instructor, Director and Founder of hopepilates.com

Pilates, developed by a man, Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the early 1900s, is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body. Generally, it improves balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and posture. Up until today, it is generally regarded as female-oriented. After reading this article, you will be surprised on the great benefits it can give men.

Tags:Pilates, Pilates for Men, Reformer Pilates

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