As stress awareness month comes to a close in the UK, this blog post looks at one type of thing which can cause us stress: irritation. We all have things which irritate us. And different people will be irritated by different things. I don't mean things like a skin allergy, but things like: littermissing socksbus … Continue reading What to do if you’re irritated, including when meditating
Whilst we were chatting before one of my evening yoga classes, someone asked me what sort of yoga I did at home. My answer was: it varies. I think it's important not to get fixed to a routine that doesn't take into account how your body or mind are on that particular day, or what … Continue reading A yoga practice that changes with you
Recently I've been spending 5-10 minutes a day re-reading my old yoga and meditation diaries and notebooks. These are filled with my scribbles from workshops and retreats from the last 20+ years. Some things made sense at the time but are now a bit of a riddle! One note which was easy to understand was … Continue reading G.I.N for meditation and yoga focus
January can be a tough month to set yourself big resolutations on health, life and work. The cold winter days short on daylight (in the northern hemisphere) don't encourage lots of outdoor exercise; there may have been over-eating over the festive period; regular schedules for yoga or other movement classes will have been disrupted; there's … Continue reading How to get back into the rhythm of exercise
With the winter solstice (northern hemisphere) only just gone, our bodies and brain seek out ways to recharge, restore, relax, and generally hibernate. Even though doing a bit less at this time of year is good, our bodies need some movement. So my new free fireside videos will enable you to do some short yoga … Continue reading Gentle fireside yoga videos
I can be a bit of a hoarder and have several boxes of things in my attic which I haven't looked at for years. Do I need them? Probably not. But I'm also a bit of a procrastinator so haven't got round to sorting through them and deciding what to keep, donate, recycle, or sadly … Continue reading Letting things go
At this time of year (autumn sliding into winter in the northern hemisphere), we start to feel like hibernating, keeping warm and cosy, and not doing so much. Time to recharge the batteries. It's partly good to do that, but also we don't want to not do any movement. It's important to keep mobile, keep … Continue reading New fireside yoga videos for winter
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There are many benefits of practising yoga, and increasingly these are being researched and recorded through human studies. Although people practising yoga hundreds or thousands of years ago may have used different terminology, the end result was probably the same - a sense of wellbeing, tranquility and calm. The international day of yoga in 2021 … Continue reading Benefits of yoga infographic
Do you have 12 minutes? Then click here for a short yoga video promoting wellbeing for international day of yoga.