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Barbara Ives Yoga Teacher, Health & Wellbeing Life Coach Your Health is Your Wealth. Love yoga, love life, love people, let go of all that holds you back and live your dream life.

Busy, Busy, Busy, Teaching, Training and Holidays

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, October 19, 2012 In : Development and Holidays 

Where did August and September go? and November is almost upon us. I have been very busy teaching lots of yoga but also focusing on my own development as a yoga teacher and therapist. I am preparing to deliver the first of the 'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs' (YfHBs) programme starting 1 November, having recently completed this accredited training course. 'YfHBs' is a gentle yoga progamme designed specifically for those with lower back pain and for those wanting to avoid back pain (and who does...


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Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

Posted by Barbara Ives on Saturday, September 8, 2012 In : Yoga for Stress Relief 
I am often asked whether yoga, relaxation and meditation are good for stress relief. Of course my answer is 'yes, yes, yes'. I came across an article which I thought was interesting and may help you decided what techniques would be most suitable.  http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_relief_meditation_yoga_relaxation.htm
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Yoga and Pain Management

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, August 24, 2012 In : Yoga for pain management 
I was asked to write a short article on how yoga can help with pain management. To read the article see link below http://gallery.mailchimp.com/c861a97379f5b59406c46d126/files/Pain_Toolkit_e_newsletter_Summer_2012_PM.pdf

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Yoga and age

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, July 27, 2012 In : Yoga and age 
Wow what an inspiration this 93 year old woman is, still practising and teaching yoga and defies Doctors orders after a hip replacement.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9267974/Woman-93-is-worlds-oldest-yoga-teacher.html
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Yoga is beneficial for so many things

Posted by Barbara Ives on Friday, July 27, 2012 In : Yoga is good for you 
I have recently been reading (yes I often have my head stuck in a book and it's usually a book on yoga of some kind) just how beneficial yoga is for every body (yes every body). I read this interesting article and thought I would share with my readers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9013540/How-yoga-can-help-fight-ageing-aches.html



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Yoga and Children

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, July 22, 2012 In : Yoga and children 
On 17th July I volunteered my time to teach yoga (and share my Birthday) to the children of Lionwood Junior School, Norwich.  It was a delight to the teach these beautiful, gregarious, enthusiastic and energetic 7-11 year olds. In the two hours I devoted I must have taught at least 150 children. Lionwood School is a beautiful modern building with children from all Nationalities, race and religion. 
 
Teaching children is a whole different ball game to teaching adults and one has to make learnin...
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Too much to do

Posted by Barbara Ives on Sunday, July 8, 2012 In : Change 

Do you ever feel you have just too much to do? there isn't enough hours in the day? you spend the day rushing around and seemed to have achieved nothing? You are not alone Below are words of wisdom.

"You feel you have too much to do; but you know, it is not the work, it is the way you do it that causes you to be battered and worn out; it is your attitude of mind towards that work. If you are interested and put the spirit within you into whatever you are doing in that moment; if you do one thin...


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Restorative Yoga

Posted by Barbara Ives on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 In : Yoga as Therapy 
15 reasons why you should try restorative yoga http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5289/15-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Try-Restorative-Yoga.html
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The Scientific Basis of Yoga Therapy

Posted by Barbara Ives on Monday, June 25, 2012 In : Yoga as Therapy 
As a yoga therapist I have witnessed and experienced myself the wonderful benefits of yoga and yoga can truly help with chronic pain, illness, injuries, mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Yoga is so much more than many people realise and it is a complimentary therapy.  When I come across any research I like to share.  Research is documenting the effectiveness of yoga therapy and suggesting specific mechanisms for how it works.

By Timothy McCall, M.D.

One of the most excit...


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Yoga and pain management

Posted by Barbara Ives on Monday, June 25, 2012 In : The benefits of yoga 
Yoga is an ancient system developed in India that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the individual. There are many different forms of yoga practice, each of which emphasizes different skills and goals. Hatha yoga, the path of the body, is the most well known approach in the United States and is used here mainly as a form of exercise and stress management. Within Hatha yoga, there are many different approaches. Some techniques are physically strenuous and demanding, while...
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