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Exploring the health benefits of endurance training.

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A few weeks ago I ran 132.8km in 24 hours for a race. In contrast, London to Northampton is around 98km apart! As tough as long-distance running can be, some of the mental and psychological benefits we can receive from this form of training are underappreciated. Endurance training does not have to be too extreme. However, the purpose of the …

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The role of spirituality in yoga.

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Learning from the past: Even though previous articles have shortly mentioned the spiritual side of yoga (Melo Yoga talks about cultural appropriation). The next logical step is to dive deeper into how yoga can reconnect us all on a more intimate level with our spirit. As previously mentioned in earlier articles. Yoga including its philosophies and teachings of yoga was …

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How do you like your coffee in the morning?

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98 million a day. That is how many cups of coffee we in the UK consume every single day! But, how does this relate to yoga? There has been a continuous debate surrounding the usage of ingesting caffeine before practicing yoga. Coincidentally, the article aims to outline whether caffeine has a positive or negative effect on your yoga practice? Or, …

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How we can help avoid cultural appropriation in yoga?

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What comes across as cultural appropriation? Firstly, to understand what could classify as cultural appropriation, it’s important to define cultural appropriation within the context. Cultural appropriation refers to the idea of taking something from a different culture, capitalizing on the said thing, and subjecting it to exotification. The most prominent examples of cultural appropriateness within yoga can come from basic …

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Learning to breath more effectively.

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Today’s article relates to the significance of using effective breathing techniques whilst performing yoga exercises. Often disregarded as something trivial, once truly mastered it can be beneficial in more ways then one. Yoga is an apparatus we can all use to help counteract the stresses of everyday life. Diaphragmatic breathing allows us to bring down our heart rate whilst also …

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How to improve your health 10 minutes at a time.

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Learning new habits: Devoting your time to something new and challenging can often be disheartening in the beginning. But once you get the hang of things it starts to be a highlight of your day. There are things we typically enjoy on a daily, such as binge-watching addictive new series on Netflix. As fun as those things are, they wouldn’t …

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Tony’s yoga class – Budokon

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Budokon Budokon (the way of the spiritual warrior) is a unique training style that combines martial arts, yoga, calisthenics and animal locomotion designed to train the body and mind in a truly integrated way. This class will challenge your physical capabilities and mental focus while improving your mobility, strength and control. N.B. Classes will only run when a minimum of …