Posted on 21 June, 2020
An introduction to a couple of useful techniques to ease tension in your neck.
Posted on 26 May, 2020
I love that my yoga training has enhanced so many areas of my life. I had this feeling before I started the course that something was missing...
I trained as a Dru Yoga teacher about 11 years ago. Since completing the Dru Yoga teacher training I have felt more present and have a deeper understanding of myself; my practice continues to help me trust in the process of life unfolding in a positive way.
I remember hearing about Dru Yoga when Dr. Hilary Jones recommended Dru as a form of yoga particularly beneficial for back health. With a sports massage therapy background it felt like the right kind of yoga training for me. At the time it was between Dru Yoga and another school and I knew as soon as I started to research Dru that it was right for me. I hadn’t even been to a Dru class... more
Posted on 8 April, 2020
Nanna takes you through gentle restorative movements for your respiration.
Posted on 8 April, 2020
The purpose of the windmill is to open your chest and expand it so that you breath more openly and deeply.
It also strengthen the diaphragm, stretches the neck muscles and loosens up the shoulder blades.
Listen and follow Christiane as she teaches you how to synchronise your breath with a gentle twist.
Raise the right arm, then the left - a relaxed front crawl without the water! Note the simple pause between twists where you can simply hold of the breath momentarily. Keep working with the right side for a few breaths. Conciously opening and expanding the right side of your lungs
Raise the right arm, then the left - a relaxed front crawl without the water! Note the simple pause between twists where you can simply hold of... more
Posted on 29 March, 2020
Chandra Goswami introduces you to the remarkable Vertical Alignment Breath, which brings stillness and calm - while making you feel strong and empowered!
It's great to have a simple technique to bring you back to your centre that you can do literally anywhere.
Posted on 12 January, 2020
The bushfires have been impacting millions of people either directly or indirectly in Australia and worldwide.
In Australia we all seem to know someone who is affected.
Sometimes it takes a crisis to bring out our humanity. Walls come down between neighbours who don’t know each other until they are thrown together to support one another. The global outpouring of love and support from the world to Australia takes this to an even higher level.
Many of our Dru yogis who are experiencing the fires firsthand are reaching for Dru tools to help them cope. Others are helping in very practical ways.
Caring people are donating goods or funds, some are helping in evacuation centres or supporting injured or homeless wildlife while others are sheltering evacuees.
We have many practices that... more
Posted on 18 November, 2019
Poor posture is the cause of approximately 90% of neck and back problems, resulting in weakness in the postural muscle groups particularly around the trunk, shoulder blades and neck.
Recent research has shown that many people who have had episodes of lower back pain still have significant muscle weakness many months after the pain has gone. This tends to be in the deep stability muscles, including transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus.
The Complete Spinal Alignment Sequence is an effective sequence of movements to strengthen these deep postural muscles. It can, therefore, help to eliminate spinal pain resulting from faulty posture, as well as to maintain strength and health in the spine of any individual. This preventative action is especially important nowadays when we spend so... more
Posted on 29 March, 2019
I went from a ground-breaking 20 year career in engineering to a Dru Yoga teacher quite seamlessly. There weren't many women in my field—I was an engineer and then production manager and then one of the first senior managers working in change management.
Once I had the kids there was something inside of me that wanted to nurture them. There was a lot of travelling in the kind of work that I did and I couldn’t continue to do that unless my kids were in day care or with a nanny. So I decided to park my career and train as a Dru Yoga teacher while a stay-at-home mum.
When I was looking to do the Dru Yoga course my... more
Posted on 27 March, 2019
A car accident left 35 year old Jess Ward from Bradford in despair with severe back pain for 3 years.
“The side effects from strong painkillers were unbearable,” says Jess, “So I went in search for a more holistic methods of healing. Dru Yoga’s effectiveness against back pain has since been scientifically proven, but I found out about it by chance.
“Before I tried Dru Yoga I would wake in agony. I bought chopped vegetables as I couldn't stand up to chop them, I couldn't sit down for more than a few minutes without being in pain. Walking slowly and laying down were my best options.