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”

Express your feminine energy in inner summer

Today I want to share about my experience with inner summer aka the ovulatory phase. It’s been a while since I shared my experiences with menstrual cycle awareness practice. Part of the reason is that it has become such a habit for me to live this way that I don’t consciously think about it asContinue reading “Express your feminine energy in inner summer”

Why (and how) women should approach health and fitness differently to men

Ladies, ever wondered why it seems so much easier for your boyfriend or husband to stick to a diet or fitness plan and get results? Why some weeks you are full of energy and others you hardly want to drag yourself out of bed? How you can go 2 weeks eating healthily then all ofContinue reading “Why (and how) women should approach health and fitness differently to men”

Follicular phase recipes: Berry smoothie bowl

I know it’s so stereotypical for a health blogger to share a smoothie bowl recipe. At this moment there are over 2 million posts on Instagram with the hashtag #smoothiebowl. But hey.. they taste good and they can be a great healthy breakfast so why not! This recipe is great for the follicular phase (i.e.Continue reading “Follicular phase recipes: Berry smoothie bowl”

Recipes for your period: Banana oat pancakes

As promised, here is the recipe for the banana oat pancakes I made on the first day of my period. I’m not much of one for complicated recipes so this one is simple and quick. I’m sure you can find many pancake recipes out there but this is one that worked for me. I loveContinue reading “Recipes for your period: Banana oat pancakes”

How to practice yoga for period cramp relief

In this post I want to share how to practice yoga for period cramp relief. Practicing yoga can be very supportive for women during menstruation. Gentle movement relaxes the body reducing tension which can cause pelvic and lower back pain during your period. However, it’s better to allow your body a break from intense exerciseContinue reading “How to practice yoga for period cramp relief”

How to practice yoga inversions with your menstrual cycle

Today I am on day 9 of my menstrual cycle. I finished bleeding on day 5 so I am now into the follicular phase or “inner spring” of my cycle. For the last few days my yoga practice has included lots of inversions. This is an amazing way to rebalance the body after your period.Continue reading “How to practice yoga inversions with your menstrual cycle”

Yoga and the menstrual cycle / Yoga for women

Today I decided to post my first video on Youtube – eek! I really wanted to share how yoga can benefit women and how we can modify our practice to align with our hormonal cycles. I’m not very confident with speaking in front of a camera but I’m sure that will improve with time andContinue reading “Yoga and the menstrual cycle / Yoga for women”

How to practice fluid feminine energy yoga

Yoga means something different to everyone. There are so many lineages, teaching styles and practices to choose from. One person can have a completely different experience to the next. There is a debate about “modern yoga” and whether it fully reflects the depths of the ancient yoga teachings. But this isn’t what I want toContinue reading “How to practice fluid feminine energy yoga”

Detoxify now with the fantastic follicular phase diet

Next in the nutrition for healthy hormones series is the follicular phase or the “inner spring” of your cycle. In this post, learn how to eat the follicular phase diet to detoxify your body after menstruation. Eat this way to feel light and fresh as you move into a new cycle. What is the follicularContinue reading “Detoxify now with the fantastic follicular phase diet”