5 of the Best Yoga Mats

5 of the Best Yoga Mats

With so many yoga mats to choose from out there it’s easy to get a bit confused - why are there so many!?

It’s worth knowing that not all mats are created equal but in fact there are different mats depending on what you need them for.
Pip has about 50 yoga mats in her collection (although of course not all for her to use at the same time!). She’s tried pretty much all the big name brands and the lesser known ones too. Here are here top 5 tried and tested favourite yoga mat recommendations.

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The positive in the negative. Emotions experienced and released in yoga

The positive in the negative. Emotions experienced and released in yoga

As I stepped onto my mat I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of peace, from the moment I raised my arms I was totally calm. When I finished my practice I lay in savasana totally blissed out and completely surrendered to the feelings of joy flowing through me.

No...not feeling like that? Feeling more like a strung out, sweaty yogi with an overwhelming urge to run for the nearest door whilst tossing your yoga mat aggressively in the air? Don't panic because you're not alone!

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Small Changes, Big Impact - how to set manageable goals for 2017

Small Changes, Big Impact - how to set manageable goals for 2017

Big changes and resolutions whether they're work related, health or emotional can be daunting. January is cold and miserable especially for folks straight back to work, so trying to force yourself to survive on rice cakes and cabbage water whilst pencilling in a full week of gym sessions and body pump is probably not that realistic.  Here are Tonic Retreats top 5 small changes that will make a big difference.

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