How Yoga Compliments Other Forms of Exercise and Dancing.
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How Yoga Compliments Other Forms of Exercise and Dancing.

The Yoga4Tango class last weekend started off with an alignment exercise. We were asked to stand with our backs against a wall, feet flat on the ground and slightly apart, away from the wall. Then we aimed to lengthen and straighten the spine’s natural curve by pressing our backs up against the wall.

Connecting The Body and The Mind Through Yoga & Tango
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Connecting The Body and The Mind Through Yoga & Tango

I have been thinking recently about how much I have taken my body for granted over the years. Before I discovered Yoga and Tango I didn’t really think about how my body worked at all. It was just there, like something separate from me, which served only to get me from A to B, and make me look good when I dressed it up in nice clothes.

Yoga is a Way of Life
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Yoga is a Way of Life

I think I am re-entering the ‘upward struggle’ phase in my yoga practice – I found it difficult to relax and stay focused in the class this weekend.

The Importance of Body Alignment in Yoga and Tango
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The Importance of Body Alignment in Yoga and Tango

I learnt a valuable lesson this week. It really is true that you get more out of something when you put more into it; and in order to reach the top of any mountain and enjoy that vast view it has to offer, first you have to climb it.

Carving Out Your Own Time and Space for Yoga
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Carving Out Your Own Time and Space for Yoga

I have been thinking this week about how you can easily fit a bit of yoga into your daily schedule here and there when it suits, but unless you build up some sort of consistency and routine for your yoga,..

Happy New Year Yoga4Tango Friends!
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Happy New Year Yoga4Tango Friends!

It felt so wonderful after a few weeks of doing nothing but eat, drink and celebrate Christmas with loved ones; to finally come back and embrace the New Year with some much needed Yoga practice.

My Yoga Revelation: The Spine is curved!
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My Yoga Revelation: The Spine is curved!

It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? The spine is curved. Yet all this time, in each yoga class I have attended, for some reason I have aimed for a flawlessly straight back in my yoga postures, because that is what I have always assumed ‘sitting up straight’ meant.