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Yoga and Football: the Perfect Match

by Rosanna on July 9, 2019, no comments

Yoga is increasingly coming into sport and professional football, in particular over the last 10 years and more and more clubs and individual players are taking up the ancient practice to improve their sporting ability, move more freely with increased flexibility, strength and stamina. In addition, yoga can help to prevent injuries, as well as […]

Yoga: 5 Reasons Why We Care

by Rosanna on June 20, 2019, no comments

This Friday 21st June is International Yoga Day (Yoga Day), the 5th of its kind having been introduced in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address put forward the date as it had symbolic meaning with being the longest day of the year, Summer […]

10 Years on the Mat – My Yoga Journey

by Rosanna on November 29, 2018, 2 comments

On the Milldown, Blandford Forum Dorset, 2008 I’ve been practising yoga now for 11 years, since 2007 when I was 21. I started going to classes at university during my 4th year at Leeds studying French and Philosophy. It was when I had returned from my year abroad teaching English as a Language Assistant in […]

Will you show up in 2015?

by Rosanna on June 25, 2015, no comments

photo credit: Stuart F Taylor, Writer & Illustrator, London UK “Erm, Rosanna, it’s June already. Summer Solstice was last week and we’re halfway through the year. Isn’t this the sort of question people ask in January, at New Year’s?” Yes. And often it is. Followed by a string of add-on questions, like: and… be the […]

Dear Dee (Depression)

by Rosanna on May 19, 2015, 2 comments

photo credit: Stuart F Taylor, Writer & Illustrator, London UK Life with a mental illness by yoga teacher Rosanna Gordon There’s been a lot in the media lately around the topic of mental health. More and more people are coming out of the closet and opening up about this condition. It’s good for us to […]

Make Yoga Yours, Not Hers

by Rosanna on April 15, 2015, no comments

photo credit: Stuart F Taylor, Illustrator & Writer, London UK ‘What is yoga?’ Such a good question! And for everyone, it’s something slightly different. “A place to breathe, time out of a busy day, a good workout, sweaty fun, my calm and spiritual practice…” Everyone’s got a unique interpretation of this ancient practice, and you […]

Feeling down? Why Yoga Can Help

by Rosanna on March 26, 2015, no comments

photo credit: Stuart F Taylor, Illustrator & Writer, London UK Has a dark cloud come over you? Your mood fallen low, and it feels impossible to break free? Maybe you’re able to get on with everyday things; life and work – only the meaning has gone, and there’s a sinking feeling in your stomach. Or […]

What do you couple your yoga with to feel good?

by Rosanna on March 11, 2015, no comments

photo credit: Stuart F Taylor, Illustrator & Writer, London UK Often times when you’re feeling down, flat, achy… or in some way in pain or uncomfortable, yoga can help you feel better. Many of us have experienced this ‘change’ yoga brings from the start of the class when you arrive to the end when you […]

I can’t bend that way!

by Rosanna on February 26, 2015, no comments

photo credit: Stuart F Taylor, Illustrator & Writer, London UK Ever find yourself in a yoga class, struggling with a certain posture? Looking around the room, observing other students move more gracefully into what can only be described as ‘perfect poses’? Backs completely flat in Seated Forward Bend, noses to knees, beautiful arches in Camel […]

My One Yoga Regret

by Rosanna on February 5, 2015, no comments

You’ve started doing yoga recently, coming along to group classes, and you’re feeling good! More energy, less back pain, generally happier. Yoga is a new part of your life and one you’re proud of. But whilst it’s easy adding all the benefits together, there’s one small niggle. Something that’s been playing on your mind and […]