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  • Why is My Posture So Bad? How Yoga & Mindfulness Can Help

    May 24, 2019

    If You’ve Got Back Pain, Maybe it’s Time to Look at Your Posture? Making conscious changes to the way we stand, sit or even lie down can often alleviate pain because it relieves muscle tension that builds up with poor …

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    How to Meditate When It’s too Noisy to Think

    May 8, 2019

    When we think of meditation, we usually envisage the person meditating in a zen like state of total peace and quiet on some mountain side or in a forest. If we could choose that perfection, wouldn’t we always? Unfortunately, the …

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  • Yoga, Ayurveda and Fresh Intentions For a Spring Detox

    April 30, 2019

    As Spring beckons, our direction and attention is drawn outwards and outside. We notice the lighter evenings, the birdsong returning and the gentle blossoming of plants and trees alike seem to breath life back into everything. Perhaps you feel a …

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    How to Practice Kumbhaka – Breath Retention in Yoga

    April 28, 2019

    Pranayama is a key part of a yoga practice, literally meaning ‘Life force’ (Prana) ‘Control’ (Yama), as the breath is seen as both the bridge between the mind and the body, as well as the drishti (focal point) for meditation …

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  • Teacher Hotspot – Dawn Buckley

    April 23, 2019

    This month we’re welcoming newcomer yoga teacher Dawn Buckley to the Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Wellbeing studio on Guildford High street! Let’s get to know her a little better! Which classes do you teach at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Studio? …

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  • Keep Your Shoulders Strong & Safe – Part 3

    April 15, 2019

    Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford Studio Yoga teacher and self confessed anatomy geek Nina Lenger, completes her bite sized shoulder trilogy with this excellent guide to common yoga poses. A wonderful conclusion to information previously covered in Part 1 – …

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    FREE Eye Pillow with Every New Studio Membership in April!

    March 26, 2019

    If you’ve been coming to Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Wellbeing studio for a little while now, it might be time to consider our amazing membership package ‘The Santosha’. Even if you’re coming to just 2 classes a week, it means …

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    How Many Calories Do I Burn in a Yoga Practice?

    March 23, 2019

    Did you know that between the ages of 45 and 55, you’re likely to gain around a pound a year? Yoga might not be the most calorie burning form of activity, but if you’ve ever been to a vinyasa flow …

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  • The Hips Don’t Lie – Why You Need Strong Hips and How Yoga Can Help

    March 20, 2019

    As Shakira once famously crooned ‘The Hips Don’t Lie’ and she might well be on to something… We tend to talk a lot about tight hamstrings because this is one of the most obvious things we notice if we try …

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  • Keep Your Shoulders Strong & Safe – Part 2

    February 28, 2019

    Want happy, mobile shoulders? Read on! In last months ‘Part One’ of this free three part series on shoulder strength and safety, we began with an overview of the shoulder area and it’s parts, alongside suggestions on how to build …

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