About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.


Marathon Training 25th January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 25, 2016

I thought one of the best ways to keep you updated with my training the the London Marathon would be to write a daily post about my training and my progress. It is now about two and a half weeks since I had a place confirmed but in all honesty I have actually be training […]


Three Days @ The OM Yoga Show

By Mercedes Aspland / October 26, 2015

This is not going to be a typical Sports Yoga Blog post but as it was the OM Yoga Show over 23rd, 24th and 25th October I thought it would be worth giving you a little run down of the event. It is a great opportunity to see what is happening in yoga, connect with […]


4 Simple Steps To Help You Achieve More In Your Sport

By Mercedes Aspland / October 16, 2015

What gets you going, I mean really going? Something that makes you want to put in more effort, fight harder and give more? We all have those things and this post is about the thing that works best for me. I grew up with an alcoholic father and a lot of disruption in my life but […]


Yoga Props At Home

By Mercedes Aspland / October 7, 2015

  So this is my first video post for you and it is not the expected yoga routine but instead something I hope you will find useful. The way I see it props are vital for any yoga practice. Although some may view them as cheating I can promise you they are not and they […]


What is Sugar Free?

By Mercedes Aspland / September 30, 2015

I wanted to do a quick nutrition post for you, mainly because I have been carefully looking at my diet recently and the whole issue of sugar is a big thing in the news at the moment. The problem I have with the definition of sugar free is that it is used to mean different […]


15 Awesome Songs That Are Perfect For Any Yoga Session

By Mercedes Aspland / September 23, 2015

I am going to start by saying that when I teach Yoga for Athletes I rarely use music, but there are times when it can work with the relaxation. However when I do use music I like to use something non-traditional, especially when I introduce it to athletes, this can help to keep it more relevant […]


Top 10 Benefits of Yoga to Footballers

By Mercedes Aspland / September 18, 2015

If you play football at any level then you are sure to have heard of one professional or another using yoga in a variety of different ways. However many misconceptions about yoga still exist, for example, many players might think it is a thing women do or you may just think it is a series […]


My Running Journey and Kinetic Chain Awareness

By Mercedes Aspland / September 16, 2015

I wanted to bring you this post as a bit of an update of where I am with my person fitness. To give you a bit of background, I started running when at the beach in June and have been pretty religious about doing it at least 5 times a week since then. This is […]

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