Gomukhasana cow face pose
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Cow Face: Animal Yoga Pose Series

GOMUKHASANA Level 1: Beginner Originating from 'go' meaning 'cow' in Sanskrit, and 'mukha' meaning 'face', this posture is so-called as the crossed legs look like the lips of the cow, and the arms, with one up and one down, look like the ears. Hence, cow face! Benefits: Stretches the shoulders and arms, improves flexibility and… Continue reading Cow Face: Animal Yoga Pose Series

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Food with love: Summer Vegetable Paella (vegan)

Anyone fancy summer on a plate? That's pretty much what you get with this colourful, tasty, and healthy dish! Whether you've just finished a busy weekend on call, enjoying a well-earned day off, or are feeling a bit peckish after your recent yoga session (See the Postures page for inspiration!- VY), you'll feel like you're… Continue reading Food with love: Summer Vegetable Paella (vegan)

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From Neutering to Namaste: Why one Vet decided to become a Yoga Teacher

Since achieving my childhood dream and qualifying as a vet in 2012, I have worked in many different veterinary clinics and branch practices in my role as a locum veterinary surgeon. I have had the pleasure of working alongside a wide variety of veterinary teams, filled with people from different walks of life and from… Continue reading From Neutering to Namaste: Why one Vet decided to become a Yoga Teacher

Sukhasana pose
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Easy Seated Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

SUKHASANA Level 1: Beginner This is a neutral seated posture, and one you can use if ever you have to sit on the floor. It's a lovely posture for meditating in. 'Sukha' means 'easy' in Sanskrit. If it looks simple it's because it is, but improving your seated posture is important! Benefits: Stable and lengthening… Continue reading Easy Seated Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Extended Puppy: Animal Yoga Pose Series

UTTANA SHISHOSANA Level 2: Intermediate Benefits: Lengthens and improves flexibility of the spine. Stretches the back, arm, and shoulder muscles, relieving tension. Heart-opening element relieves tension in the sternum. Soothing for the nervous system, calms the mind. Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Spinal, back, or shoulder injuries. Knee injuries. Pregnancy- fine but widen the knees, and… Continue reading Extended Puppy: Animal Yoga Pose Series

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Corpse/Resting Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

SAVASANA Level 1: Beginner Despite being a resting posture, Savasana ('sava' = corpse in Sanskrit) can be considered to be one of the most difficult, as many people can find it challenging to surrender. It is a worthy posture in its own right, and a vital aspect of finishing a yoga practice. Even if you… Continue reading Corpse/Resting Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

Big happy face
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Sharing is caring: how some veterinary professionals find their ‘happy’ on tough days

I recently asked my colleagues and 'vetty' friends to share with us some things they do to increase their happiness during or after a rough day, and they did not disappoint! Unsurprisingly, it turns out we are quite a similar bunch, and we seem to appreciate how important it is for our own sanity to… Continue reading Sharing is caring: how some veterinary professionals find their ‘happy’ on tough days