Anna Macedo Yoga Blog Posts

I am very passionate about Iyengar Yoga and passing on my knowledge to others. If you are interested in keeping up to date on Iyengar Yoga, you might find my Yoga Blog Posts interesting. I cover a range of subject matters which include Yoga Health Benefits, Yoga Tips, Yoga Improvements and more. You can read my Yoga Blog Posts below.

  • Yoga videos for home practice

Yoga videos for home practice

I’ve often been asked whether there are any good Yoga videos for home practice. I do feel that it’s still true that getting to Yoga class is the best way to learn- a well trained [...]

  • benefits of one to one yoga

Benefits of One to One Yoga

Now my yoga classes in Horsham have a short break between terms you may wonder about the Benefits of One to One Yoga. Some of the students from my group classes need encouragement to practice [...]

  • Yoga for sports

Yoga for Sports

Iyengar Yoga for Sports People I was prompted to write this blog post by this article on sports people who find Yoga beneficial: https://www.sportswallah.com/cricket/fitness/6-top-athletes-who-vouch-for-the-benefits-of-yoga/ Iyengar Yoga is renowned as a safe way of working, partly [...]

  • home yoga practice tips

Home Yoga practice tips

As my Yoga classes in Horsham break for two weeks I thought it might be a good time to offer some home Yoga practice tips. Make time to practice: it's hard with our busy lives, [...]

  • is yoga enough

Is Yoga enough

Is Yoga enough on its own or do you need to add something like running or swimming to make it a complete exercise program? For a start, there is a problem with this question: Yoga is [...]

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What Yoga equipment?

What yoga equipment to buy? Iyengar Yoga is known for many things, one of which is its use of equipment, known as 'props'. What Yoga equipment do you really need? what yoga equipment [...]

  • yoga for children and teenagers

Yoga for children and teenagers

Modern life can be stressful for all of us- and that includes children.  Yoga is a great way to help cope with these stresses- physical and emotional.  It is generally agreed that at around the [...]

  • still haven't tried Yoga yet

Still haven’t tried Yoga?

An interesting short article from Harvard medical school about the spread of Yoga in the US and why many people still haven't tried Yoga yet: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/new-survey-reveals-the-rapid-rise-of-yoga-and-why-some-people-still-havent-tried-it-201603079179 It is interesting to note that even though most [...]

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My Yoga blog in the UK top 100

I was extremely surprised to find my yoga blog in the UK top 100! I have no idea who decides on these things, and other entrants seem to post many times a week- as compared to [...]

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Coming to your first Yoga class

Worried about coming to your first yoga class?   I see new students' faces looking very worried indeed!  This blog post might help you know what to expect in class and to therefore be less concerned..... At [...]

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Improvers Yoga class

I teach a Wednesday 7pm "improvers yoga class" in Horsham.  But who is it aimed at? What exactly is an 'improver'? In Iyengar yoga we have clear ways to introduce people to yoga asanas (poses) [...]

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Just don’t call it Yoga

There seem to be a lot of different types of Yoga out there- it can be very confusing.   For people new to Yoga it can be especially confusing.  Spaces are springing up in cities kitted [...]

  • home yoga practice tips

Vinyasa is part of Iyengar Yoga

For a start, what does 'Vinyasa' mean? Its definition is 'a method of yoga in which vinyasa movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with the breath'.  In India this 'flowing sequence' was used as [...]

  • Yoga workshops in horsham

Yoga workshops in Horsham

I teach regular Iyengar Yoga workshops in Horsham, West Sussex at the lovely Tudor Tythe Barn on Pondtail road.   These are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I have been teaching Yoga workshops for about 20 [...]

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Why I love teaching beginners Yoga

Every new term they come, looking very worried!  The new students that have never tried Yoga before, and are really scared about what let may have let themselves in for.... I look forward to meeting new [...]

  • Why don't we listen to music in Yoga class?

Why don’t we listen to music in Yoga class?

After all, you can buy lots of CDs and MP3s that say they are designed for Yoga practice.  So why don't we listen to music in Yoga class?  You won't you find them being played [...]

Yoga helps menopause | Iyengar Yoga

Did you know that Yoga helps menopause? Recent studies have proven it!  A lot of women start Yoga in their 40's and 50's as they start to experience fatigue and hormonal fluctuations.  Many women have [...]

  • tired all the time? yoga can help!

Tired all the time? Yoga can help!

Tired all the time? Did you know that doctors have a special way to record patients who say they are Tired all the time? They write 'TATT' on their notes.  It is considered so common, [...]

Too stiff to start Yoga?

Many prospective students would like to try Yoga, but they are worried they are too stiff to start Yoga. As an Iyengar Yoga teacher with over 20 years experience I have welcomed all sorts of people with [...]

  • hatha yoga means the yoga of effort

Hatha Yoga means the Yoga of Effort

Did you know that Hatha yoga means the yoga of effort? It means physical yoga, as opposed to the other 4 types listed below.  Some people are interested in why Yoga is different to any other [...]