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How can yoga support your current exercise regime?

How can yoga support your current exercise regime?

Yoga has been practised for thousands of years, some researchers believe the origins could be dated back as far as ten thousand years. It first came to the west in the late 1800s and has been steadily growing in popularity ever since and now there are between twenty and thirty thousand yoga classes held weekly in the UK alone. Even…

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Is range of motion that important?

Is range of motion that important?

Let’s start with the burning question, what is range of motion? The range of motion of a joint is how capable it is to move through its full spectrum of movement. In other words, how far you can move a joint in each intended direction. Good range of motion means the joint feels comfortable in a range of directions and…

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Seven tips for attending a new fitness class

Seven tips for attending a new fitness class

We have all had the first class fears. That feeling when you’re about to walk into a new fitness class for the first time. Even if we are a seasoned pro at the exercise (maybe you’ve been attending body balance classes for years in different gyms), walking in that first time can be so nerve-wracking for many reasons. A fear…

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Can yoga make you run faster?

Can yoga make you run faster?

Have you ever wondered if yoga can support your running practice? I have many runners in my yoga class and specifically, one took up yoga to help them complete a half marathon. Common downsides to running can be a decreased flexibility, sore muscles and tight hips and shoulders.  Yoga can be an excellent way to counteract the negatives that come…

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