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Welcome To Happy Healthy Yoga

Hi, for any new followers I thought I would introduce myself.  My name is Frances, and I’m a Yoga teacher and hypnotherapist interested in the power of movement, meditation and mindset.  I can help you to create healthy habits – I created an online course for that very reason!  Foundations for a home yoga practice has everything that you need to make Yoga a habit.  -3 videos to follow, giving you a frame work for a home yoga practice – suitable for all levels-Meditatio […]

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Finding Your Authentic Voice

Do you find it hard to speak? To find your voice?I used to HATE speaking up, it was so so hard. My body would not comply, shaking, stuttering, red face, not clear on my own thoughts.Without realising, practicing yoga helped me with this. I learned to relax my body and use my breath.Yoga has helped me to accept who I am, to understand more clearly what I really believe.Did you catch my chat with Sarah Thurstan last week over in Facebook? Sarah has written a book called Personal Presence co […]

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Working through the “being busy” programme – exercise 1

I’ve just been doing a really interesting journalling exercise – I’ve been imagining that money is no object, that I am living in a dream house, which needs no work doing on it. Even the garden is perfect. So I have everything I need, and if I didn’t want to work, I wouldn’t have to, so I asked myself, how would I spend my time? And I got really specific, like right down to the hours per day. And, do you know what, it doesn’t look that different from the ways that my days go right now. I […]

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What is the core anyway? Becoming aware of the centre of your being.

Which parts of the body are we using in these poses that we are doing? How does it feel when we move the body in different ways? This week we are taking time to notice, movement, breath and the effects that these movements have on the body. Opening up enquiry. What’s happening, why are we doing this? Observing the sensations and thoughts that arise without judgement or expectation. Learning to listen. We were actually doing quite a lot of core work again this week, but I really wanted to […]

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Lessons in Lockdown

I had this dream of moving away somewhere remote.  Where we could roam through the countryside.  To have a wild patch of land on our doorstep which we would get to know like the back of our hand.  I dreamt of moving to Wales or Scotland, so we could be surrounded by green and hills and trees.  So that the children would be able to roam.   I also dreamt of taking the children out of school.  Of turning our backs on the consta […]

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Calm Mamas – the importance of self care with Gemma Cappoci

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