Ashtanga Yoga: Understanding the Practice

Ashtanga Yoga: Understanding the Practice

WHAT IS ASHTANGA YOGA? Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional but modern form of Yoga founded by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915 – 2009).  It is one of the more intense forms of Yoga as the Asanas (the poses) are connected through a movement called a Vinyasa.  The aim is to...
Personal Training Benefits: 10 Facts

Personal Training Benefits: 10 Facts

Personal Training Benefits When you decide that it’s time to get into shape, finding the way to start can often be a tricky task for the majority of us.  You may ask, what do I do, where do I start?  Should I be doing cardio or lifting weights?  Should I go to...
Low Back Pain And Exercise: Essential Facts

Low Back Pain And Exercise: Essential Facts

LOW BACK PAIN AND EXERCISE Low back pain is a problem for a lot of people, it is the most common reason for work absence and it is estimated that 149 million work days are taken off sick due.  Therefore, the cost on the US, through medical treatment and the lack of...
Stretching To improve your Health and Wellbeing

Stretching To improve your Health and Wellbeing

STRETCHING TO IMPROVE YOUR WELLBEING Stretching, as defined in the dictionary, is when something soft is made longer or wider without breaking or tearing.  When we stretch our muscles, we increase the blood flow and circulation around the body and send oxygen to the...
Tips: How to Stay Fit Over Christmas.

Tips: How to Stay Fit Over Christmas.

STAY FIT OVER CHRISTMAS Stay fit over Christmas!?  To the majority, this is often a challenge and we all know what it’s like during the festive season.  Time tends to run short and we put exercising and eating healthy on hold until after the New Year.  In addition, we...