Being stressed used to be part of my life pretty much 7/7. With work, family commitments and a background of negative news on the TV and radio, I felt stressed and anxious – sometimes not even knowing why exactly I felt that way. The stress was just there, at the back of my head, likeContinue reading “Need to manage your stress level? 4 ways yoga can help.”
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The power of your breath
Most of us don’t notice that we breathe. It is something that we do – thankfully – automatically. And yet, in taking it for granted we are missing on an amazingly powerful tool to enhance our wellbeing. The ancient yogic texts tell us that life isn’t defined by the number of years a person livesContinue reading “The power of your breath”
How can you keep calm when the world around you isn’t?
I don’t know about you, but there are days when I could do with a break. Days when I have lots to do for work, the house is – yet again – a mess and the kids are not exactly helpful. Or any combination of the above. Sometimes, you’re having a good day but thenContinue reading “How can you keep calm when the world around you isn’t?”
Do you want more energy?
Over the past couple of weeks, we have looked at what gives us energy and what takes it away from us. Now, it is time to look at what we can do to keep our energy level balanced or even increase it if we feel a bit low. The food we eat, the way weContinue reading “Do you want more energy?”
Last week, we looked at what gives us energy, from food to correct breathing and the right kind of exercise. But have you ever wondered why some days you feel more energetic than others? What takes our energy away from us? The first thing that comes to mind is work and/or study. Obviously, after aContinue reading “Energy thieves”
Can I start yoga at any age?
I am regularly asked that specific question and the answer is – quite simply – yes you can! Yoga is amazing for your body and mind, no matter your age or how long ago you have started. Beginner or experienced, young or less young, everybody can benefit from a yoga class. The key is toContinue reading “Can I start yoga at any age?”
What gives us energy?
You probably often hear people say around you – or you might be saying yourself – that today they have lots of energy (or not) but where do we get our energy from? And why is it that for no particular reason our energy levels can change dramatically. As I write this at 11.30 onContinue reading “What gives us energy?”
What is Dru Yoga?
Dru Yoga isn’t the best known of yoga styles, even though it is slowly increasing in name and popularity. The first time I went to a Dru Yoga class, I fell in love with the combination of flowing sequences, breath and visualisation. By using these three elements, a Dru Yoga class takes you away fromContinue reading “What is Dru Yoga?”
Why would you teach yoga to children?
It can seem counterintuitive to do yoga with children. An adult yoga class requires a certain amount of focus and awareness of the body and the mind, as well as an ability to be still. Not always qualities that you would link to children! And yet, even though a children’s yoga class is very differentContinue reading “Why would you teach yoga to children?”
Have you ever stopped and looked at the roses?
“People where you live, the little prince said, grow five thousand roses in one garden… Yet they don’t find what they’re looking for… And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose.” As I was trying to decide what to write for this blog, this quote from the The Little PrinceContinue reading “Have you ever stopped and looked at the roses?”