Joanna-May

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About Joanna-May

A Londoner, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Student and Vedic Meditator who is passionate about integrating Yoga and meditation into all schools and work places.

Top 4 Yoga Poses for Stretching Off the London Marathon

After the London Marathon, it is not uncommon for runners to experience tightness in the hamstrings, hips and gluteus muscles. ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) is a common overuse injury amongst runners.

Stretching can aide recovery and further minimise the risk of injury. Here are The Private Yogi’s 4 favourites poses for stretching post-race.

 
Anjaneyasana (Low lunge) 

This Asana […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|How to, Popular|1 Comment

5 Top Yoga Poses for Knee Pain

 

 

Yoga helps strengthen the body, building flexibility, muscle strength and tone and releases tension in the limbs – these are just a few benefits of having a regular Asana practice. Working with an injury or pain in the body means we need to show extra compassion to ourselves during practice. Always move mindfully, not pushing […]

By |April 10th, 2017|How to|Comments Off on 5 Top Yoga Poses for Knee Pain

Why you should attend The Private Yogi Community Classes

 

 

At The Private Yogi we offer free open community Yoga classes in our partners’ locations such as Sweaty Betty or Lululemon. See https://www.theprivateyogi.com/community/

 

Whether you’re a seasoned Yogi or just starting out on your journey a community class is exactly that, a class that brings together a community. We offer the open class to all who […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|How to|Comments Off on Why you should attend The Private Yogi Community Classes

Top 5 Yoga Benefits for Marathon Runners

 

 

Running is a great form of exercise and to run a marathon takes a huge amount of commitment and a focused mindset. The practice of Yoga Asanas is complimentary to running, and with 6 marathons taking place in the UK in the next month alone, here are some of the benefits of Yoga for runners.

 

1. […]

By |March 25th, 2017|How to|Comments Off on Top 5 Yoga Benefits for Marathon Runners

Why a Corporate Yoga Class is Great for Your Organisation

 

 

We live in a busy world, many of us hustling and bustling in our Corporate jobs it’s not surprising that stress has become a widely recognised problem associated with modern life.

 

There are increasing demands on employers and employees to deliver – which can mean long hours where we work through our lunch breaks, sit at […]

By |March 19th, 2017|How to|Comments Off on Why a Corporate Yoga Class is Great for Your Organisation

Top 5 poses for Intermediate Yogis

 

As our yoga practice develops and we may want to explore the more challenging asanas to increase our strength, flexibility, focus and balance. Here are the Private Yogi’s top five poses for intermediate yogis.

 

Padangusthasana (Big toe pose) – standing with feet hip distance apart and grounding through all four corners of the foot exhale and […]

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Top 5 Poses For Advanced Yogis

 

 

Yoga is more than just asana. For a yogi to advance on their journey the importance is not being able to perfect Gandha Bherundasana (Formidable face pose) or Yoganidrasana (Yogic sleep pose) – it is the path of moving through the 8 limbs of Yoga.

Naturally, as the asana practice develops, so too will our body’s […]

By |March 4th, 2017|How to|Comments Off on Top 5 Poses For Advanced Yogis

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Beginner Yogis

 

 

Starting the yogic journey is exciting and going to group classes or having a 1:1 private lesson provide many benefits including guidance, adjustments, and modifications. It is just as important to develop a home practice remembering that it doesn’t have to be a 60-minute long session. The act of rolling out the mat, connecting with […]

By |February 26th, 2017|How to, Popular|Comments Off on Top 5 Yoga Poses for Beginner Yogis

How to make your own moisturiser at home

 

 

With so many off the shelf moisturisers available why bother making your own? There are two very good reasons:

You know exactly what is going into it
It’s easy (both to make and also on the budget)

 

Ready made products, whether they are deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, often have toxic chemicals such as Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium […]

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Valentine’s Day – 5 Top Poses to Open Your Heart

 

 

 

The Anahata chakra is located at the heart and is considered a source of compassion, healing energy and love.

 

With Valentine’s day approaching here are the Private Yogi’s top five poses to incorporate into your practice in preparation.

 

Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound angle pose)

Lying down on your back bring the heels of the feet together allowing […]

By |February 11th, 2017|How to, Popular|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day – 5 Top Poses to Open Your Heart

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