Here are 6 simple yoga poses that have some real superpowers. Often in yoga, it is not necessarily the more advanced postures that have the greatest benefits. These poses are especially effective for people who sit for much of the day and for athletes in all disciplines. I’d love to hear which poses you’d add to the list.Read More
Maintaining good posture affects how you see the world and how the world sees you. When you stand up straight with your shoulders back, you feel confident, self-assured, energetic. You’re literally taller. People see you as strong, athletic and attractive. You catch their eye. They assume you mean business. Good posture is a clear signal of physical and mental health. Of youth, fitness and vitality.Read More
Yoga is no one-trick pony.
When you get into the rhythm of a regular practice, you’ll find that morning stiffness is a thing of the past and that your mind is a much friendlier neighbourhood to spend time in but it can also provide you with challenges if that is what you need. After all, a challenge is just something you don’t know that you can do yet.Read More
A morning yoga session sets you up for the day, feeling supple, energised and clear-headed. You may have other morning rituals that you enjoy—drinking coffee, working out, journalling, or spending time with your family. If possible, try to steal your 15 minutes on the mat before your day starts to get either stressful or unpredictable.Read More
Carving out 15 minutes of your day to practice yoga isn’t selfish or self-indulgent. On the contrary, it’s smart and responsible. You need to put your own oxygen mask on first so that you can be strong, focused and present for your loved ones, colleagues and the strangers you haven’t even met yet.
It’s your job to start the day with a clear head and energy to burn, before you launch into the chaos and unknown.Read More
Doh! Hands up if you’ve paddled out, jumped on your bike, gone for a run cold or picked up a dumbbell at a funny angle and tweaked a muscle. And how many of those times had you skipped your warm-up? One of the benefits of a consistent yoga habit is that you're generally more supple and focussed but even yogis need to warm up. So here is a new yoga-inspired warm-up I just designed.Read More
You’ve just finished work, you’re shattered. All you want to do is switch off your brain and sink down in front of the TV, but you know you need to do some yoga. A few stretches will ease your achey back and shoulders, loosen up your hips, relax you and help you get a better night’s sleep. But you just don’t feel like doing it.Read More
A regular yoga practice has the potential to make you stronger, fitter, more supple, to prevent and heal injury, to enhance your physical performance and to sharpen your mental focus. However, as a busy high-achiever and athlete, I know that you don’t have time to find a 90-minute yoga for athletic recovery class to attend every week. I’ve therefore put together this course to distill and simplify this crucial aspect of your training. Here’s what you need to know to get started.Read More
I’m fairly unique as a yoga teacher in that I write and make yoga videos almost exclusively for people who, if I’m honest, don’t exactly love yoga. They may need yoga and stand to experience life-changing benefits from the practice but ultimately, their passions lie elsewhere—in mountain biking, surfing, BASE jumping or any other number of much more exciting activities. If that’s you, then don't stop reading just yet.Read More
I'm in two minds about posting this article, because yoga is one of the only opportunities we get to focus on what is going on inside our bodies and minds without distraction. However, sometimes we have to let go of perfection and just do the best we can. So if you do feel like optimising your TV time with some recovery work, here are 9 poses that will systematically stretch you out from head to toe.Read More