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Hands-on Yoga: combining the Alexander Technique with Gentle Hatha

Put together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga and you get Hands-on Yoga. Let me explain… How many yoga practitioners regularly experience pain? Go on, admit it; even those of us who teach or practise a “gentle” style of yoga sometimes find that particular postures don’t agree with […]

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How I fixed my bad back in two weeks

Two weeks ago I injured my back very badly. I’m not entirely sure what happened – something involving unloading the dishwasher, I think, but the result was extreme pain and an inability to sit or bend and even lie flat … Continue reading

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Hands-on Yoga London, Jan 31 and April 18

For anyone who regularly experiences pain and discomfort or feels stuck with their yoga practice. An exploration of mind and body, bringing together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga.

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Hands-on Yoga: asana and the Alexander Technique

Put together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga and you get Hands-on Yoga. Let me explain… How many yoga practitioners regularly experience pain? Go on, admit it; even those of us who teach … Continue reading

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Yoga can wreck your body – so should we give up?

An article in the New York Times, How Yoga can Wreck Your Body, has been causing a stir. Science journalist William J. Broad tells horror stories of yoga teachers who have snapped their Achilles tendons by forcing heels to the … Continue reading

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Sun salutation – a gentle version

Six weeks of training starts on Monday for the Brixton Yogathon – 108 sun salutations in aid of the Prison Phoenix Trust, supporting yoga and meditation in prisons. I first learnt sun salutations 30 years ago when I did yoga … Continue reading

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Yoga to help back pain

This week there was news that research by York University found a 12-week yoga programme did more to help people manage their back pain than the conventional care offered by their GP. This resonates very much with my own experience … Continue reading

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