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VetYogi Yoga and Meditation Classes for Veterinary Professionals

Having recently moved back to the UK from NZ, I am settling in to being home again, and Spring is always a lovely time to be here. For those who don't know, I am a locum veterinary surgeon and a qualified yoga teacher, so my priorities in coming home are to continue to do the… Continue reading VetYogi Yoga and Meditation Classes for Veterinary Professionals

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Just breathe: 3 easy ways to connect with your breath

Pranayama is one of the 8 limbs of Yoga, and a beautiful way to consciously connect the mind, body, and breath. There is a reason that 'Prana' means life-force. We reflexively breathe all day every day- without it, we wouldn't survive- but how often do you breathe consciously? ¬†Pranayama has a large variety of benefits,… Continue reading Just breathe: 3 easy ways to connect with your breath

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Yoga for the Veterinary Weekend Worker

Easter weekend can mean lots of things to different people, but to veterinary professionals it can often mean a long weekend on call, or just another weekend without a break. Hopefully you're enjoying the sunshine, a chance to catch up with friends and family, and Easter treats, but if not, allow VetYogi to help you… Continue reading Yoga for the Veterinary Weekend Worker

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Extended Triangle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

UTTHITA TRIKONASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Stretches many areas of the body, including: ankles, calves, hamstrings, hips, side body Promotes lengthening of the spine Opens the chest and shoulders Can be calming and reduce anxiety Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injury/inflammation of the neck, back, shoulders, hips Low blood pressure Migraines Heart conditions Fine during menstruation… Continue reading Extended Triangle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Side Plank Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

VASISTHASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Strengthens and stretches the wrists Strengthens the arms and shoulders Engages and strengthens the abdominal core and gluteal muscles Improves balance Improves focus and concentration Promotes stability and lengthening of the spine Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Inflammation/injuries of the wrists/arms/shoulders/ankles High blood pressure Glaucoma Recent abdominal surgery/trauma Pregnancy- avoid Fine… Continue reading Side Plank Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Food with love: Cubbin’s Chilli (vegan)

Craving comfort, warmth, and a bit of spice? This chilli comes packed with flavour, fibre, and protein from the beans. This recipe can be frozen (and reheated from frozen) so could be ideal for weekends or nights on call, when time and energy may be in short supply. Leftovers also make great lunches. If you… Continue reading Food with love: Cubbin’s Chilli (vegan)

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Food with love: Basil and courgette cornbread (vegan)

Feeling a bit peckish, or looking for an alternative to rice? This easy cornbread whips up in a flash, so is perfect to make alongside your dish, or as a snack. Personally I don't like courgettes (it's been an on-going battle!) but even I love this cornbread, so thank you to Rosie (Lickthespoonblog) for sharing… Continue reading Food with love: Basil and courgette cornbread (vegan)