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.
Listen to a 10 minute guided visualisation meditation on the theme of connecting with nature
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
Trikonasana (triangle pose, or more correctly utthita trikonsasna – extended triangle), is one of the 'classic' yoga poses that is depicted in most books on yoga (and now in yoga images and videos online). However, there are several different ways of approaching this posture, and this Yoga Journal article outlines five different styles of yoga … Continue reading A twist on trikonasana
Red dragon pie is one of my all time favourite savoury meals. I copied the recipe into my recipe notebook when I left home back in the early/mid 1990s, borrowing this dish from my mum. [Update: Apparently my sister got it from a vegan friend c.1991. Some people online say it was in the Vegetarian … Continue reading Red dragon pie for Veganuary
Back in January 2020 (BC - before Covid!), a friend shared a post about a gratitude jar where you write down something every week that you're grateful for, pop it in the jar, and then open it at the end of the year and remember all the good times and things that have happened that … Continue reading A year of gratitude and remembering
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
Recently I went on a wild goose chase. On a bicycle. It actually wasn't as silly as it sounds. Several migratory bird species come to the area where I live every autumn to spend their winter here, where it's a lot warmer than where they come from. A festival is held in early October to … Continue reading Wild goose chase, migration and being seasonal