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Kapalabhati: Make the ‘breath of fire’ your friend

With its origins as one of the cleansing practices from the Hatha yoga tradition (shat kriyas), Kapalabhati (or Kapalbhati) is a powerful and fiery breathing technique, and can have profound benefits for the respiratory, digestive, and nervous, systems. Meaning 'skull shining' in Sanskrit, it is said to be one of the most effective practices for… Continue reading Kapalabhati: Make the ‘breath of fire’ your friend

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Introducing the new VetYogi Bespoke Online Yoga Services

These are strange times we are living in at the moment, as COVID-19 continues to affect us all personally and professionally. As a locum vet I am experiencing a mix of situations: I've had some work understandably cancelled so practices can prioritise their permanent teams, but then I'll be helping out doing some part-time sole-charge… Continue reading Introducing the new VetYogi Bespoke Online Yoga Services

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Build the Breath, Reclaim your Calm

Take a deep breath. Inhale steadily through the nose and expand the chest in all directions. Exhale fully through the nose until the chest feels empty. There! Simple, right? Well, unfortunately this apparently simple action can be far from easy when we are stressed, anxious, and finding ourselves in 'fight, flight or freeze' mode. If… Continue reading Build the Breath, Reclaim your Calm

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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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Our first ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ experience

On Sunday 10th February 2019, we welcomed the first group of VetYogis to the inaugural 'Surgery to Sanctuary' event at Bethells Beach near Auckland, NZ. The Kiwi summer really turned it on with blue skies and beautiful sunshine; we could not have asked for better weather. The group consisted of a variety of small and… Continue reading Our first ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ experience