The powerful benefits of yoga for women

In Sanskrit, the meaning of the word yoga is “union”. This is often translated as the union of mind and body. We can also interpret it as the joining of the individual self with the greater, universal consciousness. Therefore, practicing yoga helps us to improve our mind-body communication and to align with the intelligence ofContinue reading “The powerful benefits of yoga for women”

The magic of a yoga for fertility practice

I often get asked what style of yoga I teach in my Yoga for Women’s Health and Lunar Yoga classes. My teaching style in these classes is based on my training in yoga for fertility with Bliss Baby Yoga. This is a feminine approach to yoga which supports reproductive health and overall wellbeing for women.Continue reading “The magic of a yoga for fertility practice”

How does stress affect the menstrual cycle?

Many women know intuitively that stress has an impact on their period. But what is stress and how does stress affect the menstrual cycle? We usually associate stress with particular situations, such as losing a loved one, an intense break up or an overwhelming work schedule. But stress can come in many other less obviousContinue reading “How does stress affect the menstrual cycle?”

Understanding the menstrual cycle as a force of nature

Understanding the menstrual cycle is one of the most important tools for your health as a cycling woman. The fluctuations in hormones that you experience each month have profound impacts on your physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Living in alignment with your menstrual cycle is also a deep spiritual practice which will help you toContinue reading “Understanding the menstrual cycle as a force of nature”

How can I get my period back quickly and easily?

One of the questions I get asked the most by women is how can I get my period back? I get it, missing periods can be worrying. Even if you are not trying to get pregnant, irregular menstrual cycles are a sign that something is not quite right with your health. It’s always a goodContinue reading “How can I get my period back quickly and easily?”

Not feeling great – what are hormone imbalance symptoms?

Most of the clients that I work with in my nutrition and women’s wellness practice come to me because of hormonal imbalances. Sometimes this is obvious, for example a woman who has missing or irregular menstrual cycles. Other times it is less clear, she just knows that something is not quite right and suspects itContinue reading “Not feeling great – what are hormone imbalance symptoms?”

Symptoms of low metabolism to watch out for!

Do you think you have a slow metabolism? Maybe you struggle to lose or maintain a healthy weight without extreme diet and exercise? Or you feel constantly tired and sluggish like you are not producing enough energy? If this is the case you might benefit from supporting your metabolism with some simple lifestyle changes. HereContinue reading “Symptoms of low metabolism to watch out for!”

What is the best diet for PCOS?

PCOS which stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the most common hormonal conditions affecting women. It is thought to affect 1 in 10 women in the UK although many do not show any symptoms. Nutrition can play a key role in managing PCOS symptoms. However there are a lot of arguments about whatContinue reading “What is the best diet for PCOS?”

The best restorative yoga poses for period pain

Menstrual cramps can be uncomfortable, painful and sometimes debilitating. In fact, the same prostaglandins which cause period pain are also involved in contractions during birth! For some women, menstrual cramps can be equivalent to early labour. Research shows that yoga is effective in relieving painful periods. Today I want to share some of the bestContinue reading “The best restorative yoga poses for period pain”

Low cortisol causes and how to feel better

High cortisol gets all the limelight because of its reputation as a stress hormone. But when our cortisol levels fall too low or when they are low at the wrong times of day (i.e. in the morning when we need it to wake up) then it can be just as debilitating. Low cortisol causes usContinue reading “Low cortisol causes and how to feel better”