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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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Extended one-legged Pigeon: Animal Yoga Pose Series

UTTITHA EKA PADA KAPOTASANA (PREP) Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Stretches the piriformis and external hip rotator muscles in the bent leg (hip opener) Can reduce sciatic nerve pain by reducing compression/irritation by the piriformis Lengthens the IT band in the bent leg Gentle stretch of the psoas in the straight leg Activates core to level… Continue reading Extended one-legged Pigeon: Animal Yoga Pose Series