Interview: Mark Ciavola, Founder of Potters Thumb

  A revival of the hand-made and homely, and the recent glamorisation of Danish tradition hygge has seen social media pages filled with cosy autumnal scenes and upcoming Christmas crafts. As we all scramble to rekindle the simplicity of what life was like before technology called the shots, it seems activities like home-brewing, knitting, drawingContinue reading “Interview: Mark Ciavola, Founder of Potters Thumb”

Purple Cauliflower Mash

There aren’t many foods which are naturally purple, and the words ‘purple’, ‘cauliflower’ and ‘mash’ may seem as though they should never be used in the same sentence…. This definitely works though, and is the perfect thing to serve when your plate needs a little more colour and creativity (not to mention much less of the “I justContinue reading “Purple Cauliflower Mash”

Practice: Parsva Konasana Variation / Side Angle Variation / ‘Lazy Angle’

Also known as ‘lazy angle’ by the brilliant Taylor Harkness, this variation of parsva konasana helps to give a deeper opening to the front hip, while simultaneously opening up the muscles of the chest, shoulders and upper back. Taking the traditional postures and playing with them to see how our bodies respond is something thatContinue reading “Practice: Parsva Konasana Variation / Side Angle Variation / ‘Lazy Angle’”

Practice: Vasisthasana Variation / Side Plank Variation

If you’re working on building up strength for the full vasisthasana or ‘side plank’, this is a great place to start. It’s not unusual in a Yoga class to be faced with one or two postures we’re not completely comfortable with. This is a good thing, as it means there’s always room to grow withinContinue reading “Practice: Vasisthasana Variation / Side Plank Variation”