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Understanding the seven main ‘Chakras’

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The term ‘Chakra’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. The chakras in the body are wheels of energy, which vary in activity levels depending on what we are going through in our lives. Seven major chakras exist within us. These energy centres are located in the midline of the body and relate to our relationship […]

Why Yoga is so good for your Mental Health

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Yoga is a practice of poses and breathing techniques designed to strengthen and balance the body and the mind. We have previously identified that yoga boasts numerous physical benefits including increased strength and flexibility. Yoga is also fantastic for helping your mental health, as you zone in on the present and focus on your breathing. Yoga for […]

Self-love makes the world go round

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The day of love is fast approaching, and the pressure is on to splash the cash on gifts and cards for our loved ones. Whilst love is what makes the world go round, self-love is arguably the most important love that exists. So why not focus on you this Valentine’s Day and work on what’s […]

Five reasons you should take up Yoga in 2019

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With the New Year comes the influx of ‘new year, new me’ resolutions. Gym memberships increase, and everybody focuses on exercise and fitness regimes. With our busy schedules, we often don’t have a huge amount of time to spend, so it’s highly likely Yoga stays at the bottom of your list and instead you favour […]

Meditation on the breath

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Prana is the expression of energy and movement; it is the motivating source and power of action. Prana, or life force, arrives as the subtle energy of air, or Vayu. The five directions of Prana, called the Prana Vayus or Pancha (five) Vayus give us one way to make this elusive sense more tangible, so that we can feel it in […]

5 reasons you should try a yoga retreat at least once in your life

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Have you often thought about going on a yoga retreat but never got around to it? There’s no better time to book than right now. As well as the obvious benefits including getting to know your instructor, receiving guidance on your yoga practice, and improving your yoga abilities there are numerous other great benefits.   […]

Learn to Relax

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LEARN TO RELAX Yoga Kriya – Action with an outcome. Learn to relax and return to your natural state of calm. By Maria Kelly Yoga Instructor & Co-Founder of Tranquillite Retreats We live in stressed out times, bombarded with stimuli on what to eat, wear and think, rushing around for work and families, not to mention […]

6 Yoga Poses For Runners

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6 YOGA POSES FOR RUNNERS BY YOGA INSTRUCTOR MARIA KELLY 6 simple yoga poses to help runners. Inspired by my husband’s recent marathon achievement I thought I’d offer a few simple postures to incorporate into your training schedule. Yoga when practiced regularly and with the correct breathing techniques can improve postures, flexibility and circulation. The […]

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