How Important is a Routine? Perhaps you already have a daily routine? Or maybe you’re just starting to create one. How important is it? We’re all individuals so the answer is going to be very personal. The important thing is to understand how important it is TO YOU! That is going to depend on your… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 6: Consistency & Daily Routine
If In Doubt, Take a Nap. I’m serious. It works. In the UK, naps are often thought of as something only babies do.Here in Spain, they are for everyone, just like Yoga! And guess what, they both help us out in many of the same ways. Just like your computer, if your mind is whirring… Continue reading Loveletter Archives : Sleep & Savasana
Energise – inc Kapalabhati Breath v Breath of Fire Here are some of my favourite ways to energise :- Get outside in the fresh air – whatever the weather! Listen to upbeat tunes. Put all your favourite upifting songs onto one cd/playlist and hit PLAY any time you need a boost. Exercise – dance along… Continue reading Loveletter Archives : Energise with Pranayama
Get Grounded It’s really important that we feel grounded – it’s the only way to soar! But how do we “get grounded”? Some of my favourite ways to ground are :- Eating Grounding Soups like Pumpkin (I even did this in tropical Bali!) and Butternut Squash (Check out the recipe here) Journaling – Writing New… Continue reading Loveletter Archives : Get Grounded
What is Advanced Yoga? I used to be able to do the splits. Am I less “advanced” in yoga now compared to when my body could do better things? After this many years, surely I should have an easy splits and be walking around on my hands, right? Those were two of the “goals” I… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 5: Am I Less Advanced in Yoga Now?
No Two Paths are the Same. Did you hear the one about when the Roman Catholic Benedictine monk, the Rabbi and the Zen Buddhist monk got together? It was 1968.. and along with Swami Satchidananda (my teacher’s teacher) they co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies. A place for interfaith understanding. Swami Satchidananda – known affectionately… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 4: “Truth is One. Paths are Many.”
Do Lessons Come in Threes? “The Four Locks & Keys”. As we know, Yoga teaches more than just postures. Amongst other things, it teaches us how to deal with any interaction (the “Keys”), with anyone in the world, in any moment by dividing their words/deeds/actions/behaviours into what the ancient texts (The Yoga Sutras) refer to… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 3: The Four Locks & Keys
My Yoga Journey My First Time: My official yoga journey began when I attended my first yoga class in January 2002. I was working as an au pair – in Sydney, Australia – after completing my degree; a Bsc (Hons) Sports & Life Sciences. Becoming a FULL TIME “MUM” to 2yr old and 4yr old… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 1: Starting at the beginning…
How learning healthy postures, awareness of the mind and breath work on the mat can benefit us greatly off the mat, too.
You’re going to see this a lot! After the excesses of Christmas and New Year everyone would like a quick fix to undo the damage done.
The best thing you can do to detoxify the body is to cut out the toxins and let your body clear itself of the excesses already consumed. OK, the best thing would be to not put your body under stress by applying moderation through the holidays… *she writes, eyeing her own personal family size tub of empty chocolates!