Going on a day, weekend, week or longer retreat can be really beneficial. Depending on the retreat chosen you might have a digital detox, be outdoors on adventures, learning to meditate, deepening your yoga practice, eating home-cooked healthy food, making new friends, spending time alone ... the list could go on. But in the last … Continue reading How to create your own retreat at home
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
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
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
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
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We all have mental health. We all have physical health. Both are important and both can be improved.
Today, Wednesday 17th February 2021, is random acts of kindness day. 'Well, that's very nice but so what?' you might think. Evidence shows that not only do acts of kindness make other people feel good but they also make us feel good. Kindness has also been show to reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. … Continue reading Random acts of kindness
It's self-care week (16-22nd Nov) here in the UK, and with many people living with restrictions due to the global pandemic, the message of self-care seems particularly important. What things count as self-care? Anything that you enjoy that makes you feel good! (Restrictions allowing.) It could be outdoors or inside, on your own or with … Continue reading Self-care and rest
Back pain can be frustrating and limiting, especially if it becomes chronic (ongoing) beyond a few weeks. Recently a few people have asked me for advice, often after an incident has triggered back pain. And the good news is, things will generally get better in a few weeks, with some direct action and a helpful … Continue reading Back pain and new ways of thinking about it