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Goldie Talks Yoga at Om Show

Goldie Talks Yoga at Om Show

Goldie talks Yoga, Responsibilities, and Life Transformation.

Clifford Joseph Price or Goldie gave a seminar on the Sunday at London’s Om Yoga Show.

Goldie Talks Yoga
Goldie Talks Yoga

He had just landed from a gig in Poland and had managed about two hours sleep, one on the plane and one in the taxi. He still looked fresh and happy to be there.

Six years ago Goldie had embarked on a Yoga journey. He turned fifty recently and said that Yoga had changed his life dramatically for the better.

He had broken many bones and had so many accidents, breaking his hand seven times. He had hammered the party scene and was at a real low point when he met up with a friend and said to him ‘Why the fuck are you always so zen?’ …’Yoga’ his friend replied. Goldie at this point wanted to punch him in the face but instead embraced his zen having no where else really to turn.

‘One and a half hours of hell.’ Goldie described his first session. But said the time was so bad because he was staring at himself right in the face with no distractions. He knew now was the time to face up to himself, and yoga was his opportunity.

Goldie doesn’t claim to now be perfect, he is still sometimes an ‘arshole’ and can still be mischievous. But feels a lot healthier and more in control of his life.

Clifford enjoys practicing Yoga with his daughter and claims it is one of the most beautiful things in his life.

He wants to see Yoga in schools here in the UK as it is in Australia and Thailand.

He also looked very proud when he told of a young raver shouting to him at a gig that his set was awesome and he was also loving the Yoga stuff. He said he was happy to be having a good influence on the younger generation.

Goldie said he wasn’t interested in the politics of Yoga, had turned down the suggestions of becoming a teacher many times, and wanted to enjoy being a student.

Goldie was glowing and an inspiration to many listeners.

Greenwich Yoga Classes

Greenwich Yoga Classes

Greenwich yoga classes on Monday at The Forum.

Greenwich Yoga Classes
Greenwich Yoga Classes

Come and join our Hatha yoga classes. Improve your health, fitness and flexibility. Reduce your stress and feel thoroughly relaxed.

  • Help Weight Loss
  • Improve Body Tone
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Relieve Stress
  • Improve Confidence
  • Feel Relaxed
  • Feel Positive
  • Feel Happy
  • Meet New People

London – Greenwich – The Forum

Yoga with Shanti

  • A qualified yoga instructor
  • All ages are welcome
  • All abilities are welcome

Every Monday evening

19.00 – 20.15

Forum at Greenwich,
Trafalgar Road,
London,
SE10 9EQ

Coming soon

£10 per class

dreamyskies@icloud.com

07763061338

 

‘Do Yoga …and Enjoy Life!’

 

Shooters Hill Yoga Classes

Shooters Hill Yoga Classes

Shooters Hill Yoga Classes
Shooters Hill Yoga Classes

Shooters Hill Yoga Classes.

Come and join our Hatha Yoga class. Improve your health, fitness and flexibility. Reduce your stress and feel thoroughly relaxed.

  • Help Weight Loss
  • Improve Body Tone
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Relieve Stress
  • Improve Confidence
  • Feel Relaxed
  • Feel Positive
  • Feel Happy
  • Meet New People
London – Blackheath – Shooters Hill – South East London

Yoga with Shanti

  • A qualified yoga instructor
  • All ages are welcome
  • All abilities are welcome

dreamyskies@icloud.com

07763061338

 

Yoga on the NHS

Yoga on the NHS

England’s NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens is to offer Yoga on the NHS to staff to reduce stress and sick leave.

NHS England has 1.3 million staff and sick leave is currently costing the service £2.4 billion a year.

Yoga on the NHS
Yoga on the NHS

Simon Stevens said ‘Health professionals needed better support to look after their own health, given the increasing demands being put on them.’

‘NHS staff have some of the most critical but demanding jobs in the country. When it comes to supporting the health of our own workforce, frankly the NHS needs to put its own house in order.’ Stevens continued.

Stevens lost 20kg through a work-based incentive scheme while employed in the US. He then took the job as top dog at England’s NHS and announced his ambition to give the opportunity for the staff here to improve their health. He is a firm believer that the NHS should lead by example as organisations take their employees’ health more seriously.

The announcement follows an investigation which exposed the scale of the fast food culture within the NHS. Burger King, Greggs and 92 branches of Costa Coffee selling muffins and high sugar drinks were among those criticised by health campaigners.

It is simply unacceptable for the NHS to have contracts with companies who do not meet nutritional standards and promote unhealthy eating!

Stevens will pledge to make the food available on NHS premises healthier and announce the creation of a dedicated occupational health service for GPs who are suffering from burnout and stress.

Stevens health revolution includes Yoga, Zumba, sports clubs and promoting cycling to work.

Lets hope Simon Stevens is the man that he claims to be!

Yoga is proven to boost your immunity, help you sleep at night and make you feel happier.

 

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Yoga Mat made from Algae

Yoga Mat made from Algae

Bloom a Mississippi based brand may be using Algae to produce Yoga mats as soon as next year!

Yoga Mat made from Algae
Yoga Mat made from Algae

Bloom has worked hard to create a Yoga mat from a suitable algae biomass that doesn’t affect performance.

Bloom are producing under eco-friendly manufacturing companies Algix and Effekt.

Algae doesn’t require any pesticides to grow productively, as it is in abundance globally, and is so far GMO free.

Foams are usually created synthetically which is not sustainable nor is it eco friendly.

  • Algae produces 80% of the worlds oxygen
  • Algae can live in boiling water
  • Algae can live in snow
  • Algae can be used to make dynamite
  • Algae can be turned into bio-fuel powering cars and planes
  • Thanks to global warming the algae population is increasing
  • Algae is now used to produce the foam in Yoga mats, footwear and other gym products.

Once harvested, the algae is drained, dried and turned into polymer-like pellets. Then it is mixed with other materials to create the Bloom foam. Depending on what it is to be used for, the foam can be as much as 60 percent algae, which will reduce the demand for petroleum based ingredients.

Over the last year, 15 million people regularly participated in yoga in the US. They spent more than $27 billion on yoga products. Over the last five years, spending on yoga products has soared almost 90%. The average annual increase of the number of people who practice yoga is expanding at a rate of 20% making Yoga mats a lucrative business.

Bloom Algae Yoga mats will come in colours other than Green!

 

Tribal Yoga

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage. Indian Head Massage with Shanti.

Indian Head Massage Leicester
Indian Head Massage

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • Helps prevent migraines, headaches and back pain
  •  Promotes hair growth
  •  Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
  •  Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia
  • Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Renews energy levels
  • Boosts memory capabilities

The head massage runs on a one pound per minute basis.

£25 for a 25 minute head massage

£40 for a 40 minute head massage

dreamyskies@icloud.com

 

‘Its all about finding the calm in the chaos!’

 

 

Yoga Girl Book Release

Yoga Girl Book Release

Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen has relased her first book. At 26, Rachel Brathen appears to have the perfect life, but it hasn’t always been that way…

Yoga Girl Book Release
Yoga Girl Book Release

The Yoga Girl has over 1.5 million Instagram followers!! Posting pictures of her inpressive yoga postures in exotic places. She is now living in The Caribbean and teaching yoga globally.

However, as a youngster Rachel Brathen was troubled. Her parents broke up at a young age and her Mothers next partner then died in a plane crash. Rachel hit the booze, smoking and stealing.

“I had older boyfriends and started hanging out with the wrong crowd,” Rachel says.

“My mum would try to ground me for months at a time but I’d just jump out of my window,” she says …and if they took my allowance away, I would shoplift even more than I already was.”

After years of abuse Rachel’s mother sought out a Yoga retreat and convinced her to go.

“I don’t know how on earth she convinced me to go but I found myself on a train heading north. I didn’t admit it at the time but I was terrified!’

The retreat transformed her life and when she returned home she decided she needed to be around like minded people and flew out to live in Costa Rica.

Then on a holiday in Aruba she met Dennis who had a surf shop on the Island. They fell in love. Rachel moved in at age just 21 and began building something amazing. A social media sensation with over 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

But more than glamorous shots which can be found all over the internet, Rachel writes very honest and openly underneath her pictures. Talking about suicide attempts and insecurities but also inspiringly about the beautiful things she sees in the world.

“People are looking for something genuine and I don’t hesitate to share the real stuff,” she says. “On social media everyone weighs 100lb, goes to the gym and is fulfilled. But no one’s life is like that really, not even a Victoria’s Secret model.”

 

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‘Yoga Every Damn Day’ – Rachel Brathen

 

India Database Yoga Asanas

India Database Yoga Asanas

India to Database over 1500 Yoga Asanas

The Indian Government has shortlisted over 1500 Yoga Asanas. The Yoga asanas will be put onto a database to prevent Western Patent Claims.

India Database Yoga Asanas
India Database Yoga Asanas

Roughly 300 million people practice yoga across the globe in an industry worth $80 billion. The US is the world’s largest yoga industry turning over $27 billion. To compete with the US on a business level the Indians would need more branding such as brand names and larger training centers. With more than half of the globals yogi’s being Indians, this is entirely possible.

So the Indian government have formed the TKDL Traditional Knowledge Digital Library to protect its inheritance. They are now collecting a digital video database of over 1500 Yoga Asanas.

So every time an individual or an MNC (multi national corporation) files for a patent, the patent offices reffer to the TKDL database.

Originally TKDL was for traditional medical knowledge but has now included Yoga. Yoga is now a Global multi-billion dollar industry.

The TKDL was formed in 2009 and since then has thwarted over 200 claims.

India has just recently fought off two Western Patenting attemps including Tumeric and Green Tea!

 

Global Yoga Magazine

 

 

Childs Pose or Balasana

Childs Pose or Balasana

Childs Pose or Balasana is a basic level yoga pose.

Childs Pose
Childs Pose

How to Perform Child’s Pose

1. Kneel down on your yoga your mat.

2. Knees together and big toes touching. Lengthen through the neck and spine.

3. Separate the knees and spread them to either side of the mat.

4. Inhale placing your hands in front of you.

5. Exhale slowly walking the hands forward while lowering your torso and forehead to the ground. (If the forehead does not yet touch the ground then you can rest your forehead on your forearms).

6. With every exhalation lower yourself more into the pose. Lengthening the tailbone.

7. Relax the shoulders to the ground allowing the shoulder blades to apart softly.

8. Feel your heart center becoming closer to the earth.

9. Hold for as long as you need. Take steady, deep inhalations and slow exhalations.

10. Relax

Balasana
Balasana

Benefits of Child’s Pose

This is a relaxation pose. Enjoy, breath and really take this moment as yours.

  • Steadies your breath
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Improves your circulation
  • Relieves stress and fatigue
  • Brings suppleness to the hips
  • Stretches out your thighs, ankles and arms

 

Supported Shoulderstand

Supported Shoulderstand

Supported Shoulderstand is an intermediate level yoga pose.

Supported Shoulderstand
Supported Shoulderstand

How to Perform Supported Shoulderstand

1. Lay flat on your back. Tuck your chin in slightly so the back of your head is on the ground. Point your toes upwards and tuck your arms in down by the sides of your body. Slowly tilt your pelvis upwards so the lower back is on the ground and shift out any weight in the buttocks by gently moving the buttocks to the sides. Then lower to the ground. Now you should be able to feel you are grounded comfortably.

2. Now perform some single leg raises. Inhale lifting your right leg to 90 degrees off the ground or as high as comfortable. Toes flexed and pointing behind you. Then exhale and lower your leg. Repeat this flow 3-5 times and then move to the left leg and repeat this action.

3. Now perfrom some double leg raises. You may want to bring your arms closer to the sides of your body for that extra support in the lower back. Inhale and raise both legs off the ground to 90 degree or as high as possible (no stress or strain), then exhale and lower your legs. Repeat this 3-5 times. Increase with time to 8 reps.

4. Now inhale with a double leg raise this time lifting your buttocks off ground. Then exhale walking your hands down your back untill you are resting on your shoulders. You are now in Supported Shoulderstand. Hold the position for around 30 seconds increasing the length of time as you become more confident. Breath normally with a slow steady breath.

5. To deepen Supported Shoulderstand posture bend and bring your knees to your forehead and walk the hands further down the back. Hold this position and then move back into Supported Shoulderstand by raising both legs back up to a verticle position.

6. To release inhale then exhale and let your knees drop down slowly towards your forehead. Lower your hands to the ground uncurling your back slowly vertebrae by vertebrae to the ground. Then lower your legs together to the ground and relax.

7. Well done 🙂

 

You can move from Supported Shoulderstand into The Plough.

You can move from Shavasana into Supported Shoulderstand.

 

Sanskrit name Salamba Sarvangasana

Sa = With, Lamba = Support, Sarva = All, Anga = Limb, Asana = Pose

 

‘Leave a little sparkle …wherever you go!’

 

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