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  • Community Yoga,  Meditation,  Yoga Benefits

    Christmas Day Yoga Fundraiser for Mind Dorset

    Bridie Apple Yoga has teamed up with Fern from Anytime Fitness Dorchester to raise money for Dorset Mind this Christmas. Mental health has been reported to hit an all time low during the festive season and there are many people who spend Christmas day alone. This is our joint way to offer some positive human contact and a place to stretch, flow and join us for a hot drink and mince pie. It would be a great help if you could help up spread the word by sharing this post on social media and email it to your friends and family to help us make a bigger positive impact this…

  • Yoga Benefits

    BENEFITS OF YOGA TO OVERCOME ADDICTION

    Nearly 29 million Americans practiced yoga last year. People try yoga for many health benefits which include reducing stress and improving fitness. Not only is yoga great for your physical health, but it is one of the best ways to take care your mental well-being. Yoga is a holistic practice and beneficial to those in recovery for substance abuse. It helps to heal the body and mind by shifting someone’s focus away from the substance.  Scottsdale Recovery Center includes yoga therapy in its programs because it offers calm and reflective rehabilitation through the postures, breathing exercises and guided imagery. Below are several of the benefits yoga provides to those in…

  • Meditation,  Yoga Benefits

    HOW TO MEDITATE IN BED WITHOUT USING YOUR PHONE

    You hear a lot about the negative effects of the blue light which comes from your phone or tablet screens, so you turn it off and switch to the orange bed time mode. Then you here about the negative effects of the endless scrolling and just having screen time (no matter its colour) on your brain health. So below is a really useful article for those of you like me who love a guided bed time mediation, some Yoga Nidra or guided hypnosis before bed.  When you just want to turn your brain off and sleep, meditation apps are perfect. A guiding voice, or the sounds of something peaceful like…

  • Childrens yoga,  Yoga Benefits

    YOGA FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS

    Today’s children are being born with an incredible amount of energy vibrating at a high frequency. While this is indeed necessary to heal and change our world, these children often do not have the life skills or tools to help them direct or manage this energy. There has been an increase in the number of children suffering from sensorial dysfunction, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia low and high muscle tone and autism, to name a few. I am personally dyslexic and started practicing yoga just before my GCSE studies, I found the yoga really helped ground my thoughts and gave me a routine which positively impacted my revising. Children are…

  • Uncategorized,  Yoga Benefits

    What is Somatic yoga?

    What is Somatic Yoga? This is a question I am asked regularly. And my instant reply I want to say is that its like Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Qi Gong all went to a rave and the beautiful energy which was created during their dancing was Somatic Yoga. But failing that explanation here is a more technical answer below 🙂 ABOUT SOMATIC YOGA WHAT IS SOMATICS? Somatic Movement also known as Somatic Yoga involves a series of exercises and flows which connect the brain with the muscles and fascia (connective tissue) so you can release tightness, trauma and or pain in the body. The Somatic movements are slow,  mindful, and…