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
The rise in ‘health’ products extolling their ‘benefits’ has boomed over recent years, with the proliferation of social media, the general panic over cancer and yoga making its way to the mainstream west. So I am no stranger to being bombarded with being told what I apparently should and should not be ingesting. I’ve got … Continue reading Water, Microclusters and Hydration. Really? No.
So I have been updating this website this week, polishing, honing and amending. I hope it looks good? I have an active Facebook page which I update pretty much daily, you can find it through the link at the top there. I have to say that I have a love-hate relationship with social media. It's … Continue reading Social Me-me-media
So. There I was. Red faced and sulking when I decided that I really needed this in my life. A bit like when you have a hormonal argument with a mate and you have to go apologise for being a twit.
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