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Releasing the Ego a Yoga Story

By Mercedes Aspland / March 16, 2015

I know that I have been really bad with posting lately and believe me I have beaten myself up about it so many times. In my defence I have been studying like mad on my Yoga Sport Science qualification and keeping up with my CPD and so many exciting things that I will fill you […]


How Every Athlete Could Benefit From a Yoga Practise

By Mercedes Aspland / October 1, 2014

As many of you may know I am a qualified yoga teacher and am currently doing additional training for working with athletes but I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you why I think all athletes could benefit from yoga. When I talk about athletes I literally mean anyone that is involved in sport […]


Yoga Sports Science Foundation Course

By Mercedes Aspland / September 23, 2014

As many of you already know at the end of August I did the 6 day Yoga Sports Science Foundation Course and as promised here is my post telling you all about it. If you read this blog on a regular basis you will already know how much I enjoyed it and how it really […]


The Chakras Explained

By Mercedes Aspland / June 30, 2014

I have been wanting to do this post for a while because it was one of our assignments in my yoga teacher training to looking into all the chakras and write something about them. I thought the best thing to do was to post my assignment as I submitted it. The only thing I have […]


Jivamukti Yoga and Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Bites (#vegan, #lowGL, #GlutenFree)

By Mercedes Aspland / June 2, 2014

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Update on Yoga Teacher Training

By Mercedes Aspland / May 20, 2014

Back in January I told you about the fact I was embarking on the journey of yoga teacher training with Sally Parkes and last weekend I finally got started. Above is a picture of me with all my other students enjoying a tasty lunch at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre. When I say I finally got started […]


Finding Quiet in Mountain Pose

By Mercedes Aspland / March 17, 2014

I thought I would take a little bit of time to look at probably the simplest of all yoga poses Tadasana or Mountain Pose. Having said it is the easiest there are still a lot things going on in it and it takes concentration and practise which is where you get most of the benefits. […]


Headstand & Fear of Falling

By Mercedes Aspland / February 24, 2014

I thought I would do a quick post about one of the poses I find most difficult in yoga and that is headstand. Don’t get me wrong I can do a headstand and have done them in the past but have suddenly developed a fear where I am sure I am going to fall and […]


Release Tension at Work

By Mercedes Aspland / February 6, 2014

I have not done much on yoga recently and I thought that this would be a useful post as it is something that helps me so hopefully will help you too. I have spent a lot of my life working at a desk and a computer and have a really bad habit of leaning forward […]

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