Hamstrings in half an hour

When I’m visiting my Mum she likes us to do some yoga together at home as she doesn’t get to any classes. So I asked her what she fancied and she said “something challenging”. Knowing that she has tight hamstrings (a former runner and current Munro-bagger and recreational cyclist) I planned a quick 30 mins…

Vinyasa sequence challenge

If you’re looking for a vinyasa yoga sequence challenge to test yourself, you might want to look at this one created by Hui for the Tribesports website. It contains some advanced postures so I would not recommend it for people who are new to yoga, prefer a gentle practice or who have limited flexibility. It…

Yoga and cycling weekend review

Last weekend I went on a yoga and mountain biking weekend in the stunning Elan Valley, led by Polly Clark. It only really struck me during the first evening meal when we were getting to know each other that I hadn’t actually been mountain biking before. And there were some pretty serious (as in dedicated)…

Age is just a number

You may have seen the recent news of a female yoga teacher still teaching and being very active at the age of 93 – apparently she is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. You can read about her here, and watch an inspirational short clip about her and see her teaching. I shall try to think…

Aberystwyth aquathlon achieved!

On Sunday I completed my first (and probably last) aquathlon. It consisted of 400m swimming in the pool (16 lengths of the local leisure centre pool) and then a 5km run*. As this is a yoga blog I’ll try to find the yogic connections for this event. One is the pre-race nerves and tension; there…

Running for yogis?

Normally you find ‘yoga for runners’ or ‘yoga for cyclists’ articles (see these cross-training ones on Yoga Journal) but what about the other way round? Is there information out there that is useful for yogis who wish to take up and/or improve their running, cycling or swimming? What’s the reason for me asking? Well, I…