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”

How to reduce overwhelm and fatigue with restorative yoga

This weekend I have really been feeling the dark moon energy. I know many of my female friends have been too. Last night I taught a restorative yoga for the dark moon phase class. I practiced the sequence myself as I was planning the lesson and it was exactly what I needed to ground myselfContinue reading “How to reduce overwhelm and fatigue with restorative yoga”

Critical of yourself? How yoga can make you feel amazing!

On Tuesday I am starting my first in-person weekly yoga class in Athens since the pandemic – woohoo! The class is yoga for women’s health and the class theme for May is loving your body. Our first session tomorrow will be focusing on thinking with kindness. It’s so common for women to be critical ofContinue reading “Critical of yourself? How yoga can make you feel amazing!”

Beautiful Athens yoga studio class

Anyone who is following me on social media will know this already. Next week I am starting my first face to face class since the pandemic in a beautiful Athens yoga studio! It’s been a long two years of teaching online and the occasional yoga in the park session. Now I’m ready to return toContinue reading “Beautiful Athens yoga studio class”

How to lower levels of cortisol to elevate your health

Today’s post is a summary of my recent social media posts on how to lower levels of cortisol through nutrition and yoga. In my nutrition and wellness coaching practice, I help women who are struggling with hormonal imbalances expressing as missing periods, unexplained infertility, PCOS, PMS or hypothyroid symptoms. These are all caused by levelsContinue reading “How to lower levels of cortisol to elevate your health”

Full moon yoga sequence for opening the heart

Yoga full moon sequence This morning at 9.17am we had the full moon here in Athens. Yesterday I was definitely feeling the full moon energies! Lately I have been far too much in my mental body as I have been working on some interesting projects. As a result I had neglected some building emotional energy.Continue reading “Full moon yoga sequence for opening the heart”

Guided meditation for developing your unique wisdom

Today I want to share a guided meditation to support you in tuning into your inner guidance and developing wisdom. I do have more I want to share this week on the topic of developing wisdom but for today, I will leave you with this lovely guided practice by the Mindful Movement. Sometimes life getsContinue reading “Guided meditation for developing your unique wisdom”

Exciting outdoors yoga in Athens Greece

This weekend I hosted the first of many sessions of outdoors yoga in Athens. I love practicing and teaching yoga outdoors. It’s so different from being in a studio or at home. Both of these are valuable too but there is something about moving and breathing outdoors in the fresh air that takes it toContinue reading “Exciting outdoors yoga in Athens Greece”

Breathing for stress and anxiety relief

One of the pillars of health is learning how to breathe properly. The fourth of the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga is pranayama which translates as extension or control of the breath. Yogis view the breath or prana as your life force energy. Therefore, when your breath is restricted, your life force energy is alsoContinue reading “Breathing for stress and anxiety relief”

Morning mindfulness meditation for full body awareness

Good morning everyone! Today I wanted to share a guided morning mindfulness meditation. Use this practice to start your day with mindfulness and cultivate full body present awareness. Meditation is great to incorporate into your daily morning ritual before the action of the day begins. Make the most of the calm and quiet of theContinue reading “Morning mindfulness meditation for full body awareness”