Category Archives: Recovery

7 Sitting Variations To Improve Mobility

It used to hurt to sit on the ground. In 2013 I travelled to India and spent a month in Mysore doing a Hatha teacher training course. From day one we spent most of the 8 hours each day sitting on the ground. I looked at my peers as they seamlessly sat and took notes…

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How To Train Around Injuries

Injuries suck, plain and simple. If you train you’ve experienced them and I get injured very infrequently now but it still happens from time to time. So what do you do? Rest until it’s fixed? Tough it out and train through it? The key is learning how to train around them when they do pop…

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Should You Meditate?

I’ve been practising meditation daily for two years this month. Quite simply it’s been a game charger. The annoying part about meditation is the dogma that is attached to it. I can understand why a lot of you may not feel it is right for you. Maybe you think that it isn’t right for you because you…

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My Isolation Tank Experience

Ever fantasised about being locked in a dark chamber filled with salt water for an hour? I spent an hour in a floatation tank last weekend at Thaisolate Ko Samui, It has been something I have wanted to do for over two years but never got the opportunity until now. Here is Thaisolate’s description of what…

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Free Online Coaching

I’m looking for 5 volunteers to undergo a 12-week online coaching program. I will write your workouts, provide nutrition advice and be available by e-mail as needed to guide you through. The workouts I create will be a mixture of strength training and yoga and designed to help you gain muscle and improve mobility. The nutrition…

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Embrace the Flinch

I see a girl in a café, my stomach flutters, I think about asking her, her name. I stop and go back to what I was doing. I’m at work and they are looking for volunteers. Instead of offering a hand I look at my desk and wait. “Phew!”, they pick someone else. I think…

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How to do a headstand

The headstand (Sirasasana in Sanskrit) is definitely my favourite yoga posture to practice. After getting over the initial fear of being inverted it becomes a fun posture to practice. I find it very helpful on them days when I’m feeling sluggish. I perform the movement for 30-60 seconds and the increase in blood flow to…

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Hangover hacks

Here are some quick hacks to reduce your hangover from Paddy’s night. Glutathione an antioxidant located in the liver is the main substance used for alcohol breakdown. Implement the following activities to boost glutathione production. Consume sulphur rich foods – onions, garlic and leafy greens. Supplement with fish oil and a multi vitamin. Here are…

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Sleep: the forgotten performance enhancer.

I’m sure we’ve all heard new products stating that they are the next big thing for weight loss, performance, productivity and recovery. Unfortunately the vast majorities are marketing sales pitches and empty promises. What if I told you there was a “product” out there that, reduces stress, increases creativity, improves stamina, enhances libido, fights off…

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