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Emma Malarkey International Yoga Day Azulfit

On June 21st, the world celebrated the 2nd annual U.N. International Yoga Day with events across the globe. Our Azulfit dream team of Emma, Valentina, Jamie and Liz made their way from Scotland, Italy, and Fuerteventura respectively to celebrate at Alexandra’s Palace’s day of celebrations in London and join in this important reminder of the role[...]↣ READ MORE

By Claire Evans ‘Yoga isn’t just about how long you can hold a pose, or if you can get your feet behind your head! In fact, of all the sutras, only 1 is about physical practice, the others are about the spiritual being and the mind. The mind has the power to create or destroy.[...]↣ READ MORE

Fitness Yoga and Relaxation Retreat

Ever found yourself wanting to sneak out at the end of a yoga class when the teacher announces “it’s time for Savasana!”. Thinking you’ve got somewhere else to be? The yoga is done now thank you very much, I’ll leave you to it. But no! Don’t leave! The best part is just about to come.[...]↣ READ MORE

Colour visualisation can be a powerful tool in meditation due to the link between the seven colours of the light spectrum and the seven chakras. Many believe that by focusing on certain colours you can promote healing in specific parts of the body or alternatively you can channel the full rainbow of colours that make[...]↣ READ MORE

This free guided meditation works with breath counting, allowing you to focus your mind, leading you to a deep state of relaxation. During meditation it is normal for your mind to wander. When you notice your mind wandering, simply acknowledge your thoughts and then come back to your breath. Please ensure you are sitting or lying comfortably[...]↣ READ MORE

International Yoga Day

As I came up from the Tube, it was the first thing I saw … a yoga mat. A pink yoga mat, carefully rolled up and strung across a woman’s back as she walked with purpose across the road. Then I noticed a second one and a third … and I realised as I looked around at[...]↣ READ MORE

2015 for me started with the incredible experience of welcoming our new baby home. It was a wonderful time, but did also ring in the reality, that the resolutions I had were probably going to need a little re-thinking. In fact, between changing nappies at home and changing springs in the studio, I figured this could[...]↣ READ MORE

There are always two teachers in every yoga class – the teacher, and you. Making sure they are both showing up is the only way to ensure you progress and get the most from your practice. Assuming your external yoga teacher does a pretty good job of turning up (and if they don’t, it might[...]↣ READ MORE

One big yoga family

So there I was,  30 minutes into class and I’m already sweating profusely. My elevated breathing had started my irregular heart off on a crazy jungle beat. This had set my very un-calm mind off worrying, seriously regretting that I forgot to mention ‘arrhythmia’ on the health form. Ah, the joys of Bikram yoga! Even with[...]↣ READ MORE

I am instantly in the dirt, sliding down the slope to the cafe on my bum, much to the amazement of our guide. He has doubtless seen hundreds of walkers fall but none before the proper walking had begun and certainly not with such wild abandon. I make a vague attempt to dust myself off[...]↣ READ MORE