How to breathe to relax and reduce stress

One of the pillars of health is learning how to breathe to relax. The fourth of the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga is pranayama which translates as extension 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 also restricted.Continue reading “How to breathe to relax and reduce stress”

10 lessons from yoga in 10 wonderful years of practice

Yesterday marked the annual International Yoga Day as named by the UN in 2015 to celebrate the many benefits of this ancient Indian practice. I have definitely learned many lessons from yoga over the years! This year the theme was “Yoga for Wellness” which is especially appropriate for 2021. COVID19 has affected us all, whetherContinue reading “10 lessons from yoga in 10 wonderful years of practice”

Experience the amazing benefits of yoga for health at home

The benefits of yoga for health are endless! Of course, as a yoga teacher I am pretty biased but I honestly think that starting a yoga practice is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. In this article I want to share the top benefits of yoga forContinue reading “Experience the amazing benefits of yoga for health at home”

Yoga and body image: powerful tools and traps to avoid

I’m really enjoying teaching my online Yoga for Women classes on Sunday evenings. It’s a really cosy way to end the weekend and to connect with other women whilst we are in lockdown. If you’re interested in joining the class contact me and I will send you the joining details. This week the class themeContinue reading “Yoga and body image: powerful tools and traps to avoid”

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”