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Dru yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic massage in Bicester – Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape!

Introducing the chakras

Are you puzzled by the chakras? Do you wonder what they mean? In today’s blog, I’m taking a look at the chakras and trying to summarise some of the  information that is out there! What is a chakra? The word “chakra” (chakrum) is Sanskrit for spinning wheels of light (1–3). Chakras are thought to be…
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What’s happened so far

Thanks for joining me on my first week of blogging! Just in case you’ve missed anything, here’s a quick summary of what’s happened so far over the last nine days! So here goes! Day 1, I posted about my journey with Dru Yoga and how it has helped me with stress and anxiety: http://raisinyoga.co.uk/the-story-of-me-and-dru-yoga/ Day 2,…
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Understanding Kapha dosha

Over the last two days, we have now looked at creative Vata and intellectual Pitta’s. Now it’s time to complete our journey through the doshas with compassionate Kapha! Caring and compassionate – introducing Kapha dosha Kapha can be translated as “that which sticks”. This dosha is associated primarily with earth (prthivi) and water (jala). In nature,…
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Understanding Pitta dosha

After yesterday’s foray into the world of the windy Vata dosha, it’s now fiery Pitta’s turn…and no, this isn’t anything to do with hot pitta bread! Hot and fiery – introducing Pitta dosha Pitta comes from the word “tapa”, which means to heat; it can also mean austerity and concentration. Unsurprisingly, Pitta dosha is associated primarily…
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Understanding Vata dosha

A few days ago, I blogged about Ayurvedic massage and promised I would write more about the Ayurvedic doshas at a later date…well…here I am, ready to blog away! The doshas  The systems of the body are governed by certain rhythms, as seen in nature. The doshas govern these systems. The word “dosha” is Sanskrit…
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Reduce back pain with Dru Yoga

Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons for a visit to a UK doctor? Perhaps you’ve experienced back pain? If you have then you know how miserable it can be. Dru Yoga is backed by scientific research which indicates that it can help reduce back pain! The science bit…
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Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for? This privacy policy is for this website www.raisinyoga.co.uk and people attending RaisinYoga classes and massages. The information I use and where I get it from RaisinYoga holds the email addresses and mobile phone numbers of people that have got in touch to ask about classes/massages or who have filled…
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Discover Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage – sounds exotic and mysterious, right? In today’s blog, I’m going to talk a bit about Ayurvedic massage and hopefully demystify it for you! First of all…let’s take a trip to India! The roots of Ayurveda Simply translated, Ayurveda means the “science of life” and is a traditional system of medicine originating in…
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Yoga classes – what to expect in your first Dru class

Yoga classes – this phrase might fill you with joy if you’ve been to lots of classes and love yoga! However, if it’s your first ever class, you might be feeling a little nervous. In today’s blog, I’m going to guide you through what to expect in your first Dru Yoga class! What to expect…
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Yoga poses – spotlight on natarajasana (dancer)

Yoga poses…so many to choose from! In my first blog of the 30 day challenge, I talked about my favourite pose – Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance or dancer pose). You might know that there is usually a story behind a yoga pose…so what’s the story of Natarajasana? The story behind Natarajasana To understand the…
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