Browsing Tag “Me time”

Have yourself a very merry (and healthy!) Christmas

For my final blog of the year, I thought I would leave you with my festive season survival kit – yoga focused on keeping you on top form this Christmas. If you’ve been at classes the last couple of weeks you will be familiar with the practises, so I hope this will just remind you more…

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Focus on your base chakra and walk your talk

Just being

Let’s have a look then at each of the 7 main chakras in more detail, starting with the base or root chakra, mooladhara, to give it its correct name. As you might have guessed from it’s name, mooladhara sits right at the base of your spine, providing firm energetic foundations, just as the coccyx and more…

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Relax and lose weight!

Corpse pose

If you’ve been doing all those lovely Goddess poses I suggested for home practice in my last blog, you are probably going to be thrilled that the next yoga practice I’m going to recommend for weight loss is …. savasana, our lovely relaxation pose ! Yes, really. Relax and lose weight! “Even if you usually more…

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The power of silence

Just being

As some of you know, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days of this new year away on a meditation retreat, at the Dru centre in Snowdonia. It was a wonderful opportunity and I came away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready for the year ahead. I’ve had a lot of questions asking me more…

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Filling the well….and wishing you all a merry Christmas

Relax and calm your way to sleep

 I know you were expecting a blog on yoga’s answer to anti-wrinkle cream, which, I promise will be the next one, but I really felt I wanted to blog today about staying healthy at this busy time, and there seems to be a lot of winter bugs to fight off at the moment. Winter is more…

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Restorative bedtime yoga

I was recently asked a great question by an innovative mattress design company, Casper (check out https://caspersleep.com/mattresses for some interesting stuff on getting a good night’s sleep) and thought it might make a fun blog! ….. So the question they asked was…. “What yoga moves can I do from my bed?” I liked this question, more…

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Bring your holiday feeling home

Balance

I hope that you have all had good summers and managed to get some relaxing time off work. A holiday, either staying at home or going away, can be just the energy boost we need to see us through the busy-ness of Autumn and into the Festive season (sorry!). In my final Holiday themed blog more…

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Happy healthy holidays

Bridge posture

Hopefully part 1 of my healthy holiday blog series has seen you arrive at your destination cool, calm and collected, like those pictures of Hollywood film stars breezing through the arrivals lounge ! So let’s move on to staying on top form during your holiday, starting with jet lag and those general grotty feelings we can more…

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Is it time to look for an alternative way to take care of our health?

Bridge posture

There was an article in Sunday’s Observer (June 1st 2014) that piqued my interest, “How antibiotics are making the world ill” – it was an extract from scientist Martin Blaser’s new book “Missing Microbes”. In the article Martin Blaser explains why he thinks the world is` suffering from a whole raft of modern ailments, in more…

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Open up to creativity

Balance

Is there a more creative time of year than spring? Take a walk outside to see what I mean. There’s new life, vibrant colours, optomistic bird song and evidence of divine creativity everywhere you look. The longer days and milder weather, help us too, shake off the jaded heaviness of spring, encouraging us to leap forwards more…

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