Since developing a yoga practice in which I have noticed countless benefits for my body and mind, and then training as a yoga teacher so that I could share this with others, I sometimes forget the mystery that yoga holds for people. So for those who might be wondering if yoga is for them, and for those already practicing, I wanted to share some of the many benefits that yoga offers for the body and mind.

1. It is accessible

You don't need fancy yoga leggings or expensive studio passes in order to be able to practice yoga. It is just fine to wear clothes that you are comfortable in (pyjamas used to be a firm favourite of mine!), following along to a Youtube video on any non-slip surface. You can make your yoga as dynamic or relaxing as you like, an...

So I think it is safe to say that Autumn is well and truly upon us - the nights are drawing in, the mornings are crisp, and ground is strewn with crunchy, golden leaves. Without a doubt, Autumn is a beautiful season and is definitely one to be enjoyed with all of the senses. However, for some of us, the darker mornings and cooler temperatures can lower our mood and motivation, and have us yearning for the feel of the warm summer sunshine on our skin again. So as we move through Autumn and into the Winter months, taking a bit of extra time to look after ourselves is more important than ever.

Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga, believes that everything is made up of certain qualities, or doshas. Autumn is governed by the Vata dosha, and it's qual...

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