Calm Cookies (vegan)

If a busy schedule, work deadlines or a general sense of underlying anxiety are leaving you feeling less-than-relaxed, this blend of mood-boosting, deeply calming, hormone-balancing ingredients could lend a helping hand. Even better news is that it all comes in the form of cookies! Chamomile tea is traditionally sipped at bedtime or when you’re in […]

Autumnal Ayurveda & The Qualities of Life: Live Harmoniously, Reduce Anxiety & Feel Grounded

The beauty of living in countries like the UK, is that we really get to feel the changing seasons. Balmy Summers give way to the cool, whirling winds of Autumn, and Autumns slip into crisp, cold Winters, finally re-emerging with the warmth and wonder of Spring. Whether you love the light of Summer or crave […]

Supplemental Sunshine: Getting More From Good Weather

Woodland walks, spur-of-the-moment barbecues and baring pasty white Winter legs after months of hibernation are just some of the highlights the UK looks forward to come Spring and Summer. Warm, sunny weather isn’t England’s most stereotypical climate, which means a blue-sky day is widely celebrated and treated almost like a holiday. With longer daylight hours […]

Directing Attention & Developing A Powerful Mind

When we’re young, we tend to require or demand attention from our parents in order to learn and develop. When we’re at school, we require attention from teachers and peers, within the workplace we need attention from whomever might be within a specific team, or perhaps an employer, and of course any healthy relationship (be […]

Springtime Self Care | Pt. 4: Cold Shower Therapy + Sauna Stress Relief

So last Saturday, I spent the day at a workshop with Wim Hof – the ‘superhuman’, super friendly and incredibly inspiring ‘Ice Man’ from the Netherlands. If you’re not familiar with Wim Hof, check out #36alive 100 on http://www.36alive.com, a blog I co founded this year with daily posts on living well and feeling alive. His […]

Stress-Busting Over-Night Oat, Rye, Buckwheat & Hemp Porridge

Porridge is a breakfast staple; it’s reliable, relatively quick to make, and there are endless combinations of flavours to try if you get creative. If you’re feeling stressed or low, porridge is also one of the most effective ways to help boost your mood, and stabilise emotions throughout the day. Eat porridge in Winter when […]

Facing Fear to Find Freedom & The Deity Kali

Since Halloween is fast approaching, it seems fitting to write about the fascinating subject of FEAR. Yoga classes all over the Western world will more than likely be concentrating on this particular focus this week, with handstands, arm balances, headstands, and those classic ‘fear-based’ postures, but before all of that – let’s first consider what […]

Bring Your Own Light To The Darkness: Empowering The Body To Heal & Energise Itself

It is well documented within non-western medicine and holistic therapy that the body has the innate ability to heal itself – all we have to do is ignite that ability…. In exactly the same way that the earth maintains a constant state of homeostasis (or ‘balance’), the body will always endeavour to return to full […]

‘Weightless’ – The Most Relaxing Song In The World…. + It’s Competition Time!

You’ve likely already felt how music can change your mood. Music has a very powerful affect on the way we feel, and different sounds can quickly change our state of mind. Whatever mood you’re in, there’s a song for it, but when you need to relax, what do you choose? Relaxation is something we need more […]

Creative Yoga Sequencing: Wild Thing Salutations

A Yoga practice holds the chance to experiment with our bodies and see what happens when we stop over-thinking, and allow the breath to take over. Movement and flow are important in my practice and yoga classes, and studies show that movement is an extremely important factor in relieving and preventing stress and anxiety. Moving in a […]