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Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

SUPTA BADDHA KONASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Stretches the inner thighs Hip opener: improves range of external rotation of the hips Can incorporate a heart opening element (with bolster/blocks) Calming and restorative Can aid digestion by activating the parasympathetic 'rest and digest' mode Can be relieving for menstrual cramps and tension Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician):… Continue reading Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Neck Stretch Sequence: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

NECK STRETCHES Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Eases tension in the neck and shoulders Can help with headaches Can gently improve range of motion in the neck over time Aids relaxation Connects movement to breath Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injuries/inflammation of the cervical spine, discs, vertebrae, including atlantoaxial joint If you find sitting on the floor… Continue reading Neck Stretch Sequence: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Lotus: Next Level Yoga Pose Series

PADMASANA Level 2-3: Intermediate-Advanced   Benefits: Stable and lengthening foundation for the spine whilst seated/meditating Opens the hips by improving external rotation Calms the mind/nervous system, is very grounding Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injury or inflammation of the ankles, knees, or pelvis. Do not practice this pose without an instructor present if you are a… Continue reading Lotus: Next Level Yoga Pose Series

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VetYogi is now on YouTube!

I'm excited to introduce the new VetYogi YouTube channel!Β  As many of you whom I've met, or who follow VetYogi on social media, are aware, I am trying to bring Yoga and Meditation to my fellow veterinary professionals (From Neutering to Namaste: Why one Vet decided to become a Yoga Teacher). I passionately believe that… Continue reading VetYogi is now on YouTube!

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The VetYogi Review and Experiences of WellVet Weekend 2018

Friday 24th August saw me heading to Girton College, Cambridge, for the inaugural veterinary wellbeing-focused event, WellVet Weekend. A collaboration by Vetsnet and VetLed aiming to provide a weekend β€˜of wellbeing, sport, fun, laughter, all with the wider cause of committing to make a positive change’ for the veterinary community. Β  Based on my experience… Continue reading The VetYogi Review and Experiences of WellVet Weekend 2018

Ustrasana hands on soles
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Camel: Animal Yoga Pose Series

USTRASANA Level 2: Intermediate From 'Ustra' meaning camel, and 'asana' meaning pose, camel is an intense posture with many benefits as listed below. Before you attempt it, bear in mind that the posture can result in a very deep backbend, and if you are a beginner I would not recommend experiencing the fuller expressions of… Continue reading Camel: Animal Yoga Pose Series

Bhujangasana from the side
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Cobra: Animal Yoga Pose Series

BHUJUNGASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Strengthens the spine Lengthens the front body Heart-opener, stretches the shoulders and chest Relieves stress and fatigue Firms the buttocks and inner legs Can aid digestion by stimulating lower abdominal organs Some women find it beneficial for menstrual cramps Prepares the body for deeper backbends Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injuries/inflammation… Continue reading Cobra: Animal Yoga Pose Series