How To Own The Room

16.4 Paula Hines, Teacher

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Is your dream a nightmare? Viv Groskop talks to yoga teacher Paula Hines about giving up her dream job to take a different path as a yoga teacher, and the importance of trusting your instincts. She reveals how yoga can help you own the room, working with your own breath patterns, using simple exercises to release tension and not fixating on the perfect "yoga body". She explains the importance of paying attention to the space you are in and the reactions of the people in it. And she advises compassion when dealing with difficult people - while accepting a negative reaction may have nothing to do with you.

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A new updated edition of Viv's book, How to Own the Room is out now.