Dave, hurry up and take the pic, this thing is hot! I often get asked what style of yoga I teach and when I say vinyasa and yygge I get quizzical expressions, so I thought I would write a little bit about the different types. Firstly, before I start I feel I should mention that … Continue reading Different Types of Yoga Explained
At the end of every class you will be invited to take a short nap. Is that what it's for? To have a snooze? Great! We don't get that at the gym... not officially anyway. While savasana is not an active pose for your muscles it has several important functions. Savasana, which translates as corpse … Continue reading What’s the Point of Savasana?
Even if you have kept up your practise throughout your pregnancy, you might be surprised how your body has changed through giving birth. Whether you had a cesarean or gave birth the natural way, this article will ease you back into your yoga pants.
During this term my class have been experimenting with essential oils to enhance our practise. Aromatherapy has blossomed over recent decades as more and more research has become widely available. It is now a widely accepted holistic approach to healing and mood enhancement. Oils have been used for over 6000 years but it was French … Continue reading Aromatherapy Yumminess
December begins with only a sprinkling of snow but, are your fingertips feeling icier than the end of a Polar Bear's nose? Hygge Yoga may have just the tonic to light your fire this winter. Thank you all who came to the taster session and attended last Thursday! Hygge and yoga are two philosophies that complement each other … Continue reading Feel GREAT This Festive Season
Hi all, I thought I may as well write a bit of a blog about this. The RNIB has begun an initiative called Yoga in The Dark to help raise funds for those who suffer from partial or full sight loss, asking for yoga classes in the dark or blindfolded in return for donations. It's … Continue reading Yoga in The Dark
Many people come to yoga looking for a workout or the physical asana practise and often are unaware of the underlying reason we do yoga. The REAL reason. The asana practise (all the bendy stretchy stuff) is just one facet of yoga. In fact, yoga is a 24/7 mental and physical commitment.
Top tips for mummies with more than one small person to watch over while attempting to fit in a practise.
There are lots of diets out there… cabbage diet, baby food diet, grapefruit diet, plant based diet, the no-diet diet… but nothing is better for your body than the healthy balanced diet that we are all familiar with. Our body needs lots of different nutrients and a lack of one or some can cause health … Continue reading The Importance of Protein in Your Diet
For me, yoga is all about connection and reconnection. Coming from a strongly scientific background it would be easy to assume that I would be a sceptic and have no interest in anything beyond the physical. Actually, it is quite the opposite. Studying chemical and nuclear physics at university made me strongly aware that all … Continue reading My Yoga Philosophy