Springtime Self Care: Pt. 5 | Mood Boosting Essential Oil + Bath Recipe

Essential oils offer far more than just a pleasant smell; they can also be used as a powerful way to bring about physical, mental and emotional change. Ylang Ylang in particular, is an essential oil with the potential to work with the cardiovascular, endocrine, and hormonal systems, and can also support emotional balance and wellbeingContinue reading “Springtime Self Care: Pt. 5 | Mood Boosting Essential Oil + Bath Recipe”

Karma Yoga #fortheloveofyoga

  Every action can be turned into Karma Yoga.  Everything we ‘do’ – a thought, a word, a deed, leaves an impression, a mark or a samskara. These samskaras are essentially what define us; we are who we are and we are where we are because of what has happened before this moment. The lawContinue reading “Karma Yoga #fortheloveofyoga”

Parsva Konasana (Side Angle) Variation & ‘Offering Your Heart On A Plate’

The expression ‘to wear your heart on your sleeve’ or ‘offer your heart on a plate’ is often reserved to describe those who offer and express their emotions and themselves without any sense of ‘holding back’. As the Oxford Dictionary defines the term; “[to] make one’s feelings apparent”. Emotions (or ‘feelings’) were once thought toContinue reading “Parsva Konasana (Side Angle) Variation & ‘Offering Your Heart On A Plate’”

Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)

When it comes to backbends, there’s a lot more to it than just bending backwards…. In order to find the healthiest backbend for our own body, it’s important to open up, lengthen, strengthen and release all the other areas that might be restricting us from getting into a backbend that is truly beneficial for us.Continue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)”

Practice: Anjaneyasana Variation (IT band & hip opener!)

Tension in and around the hips can contribute to a lot of other issues within the body: lower back pain, knee troubles, poor posture, and even referred pain down in the feet or all the way up in the neck can all be linked back to imbalances within the muscles of the hips. No matterContinue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana Variation (IT band & hip opener!)”

Mindful Monday: Music and Your Brain….

Music is intended to move us; from the beginning of time, devotion and tradition were celebrated with movement and dance – some of the oldest artefacts to be found were even musical instruments. It wasn’t until the medieval times that the church decided to limit movement, until you were told when to dance and howContinue reading “Mindful Monday: Music and Your Brain….”

Mindful Monday

Mindfulness Meditation A mindfulness meditation can be a great way to bring the practice and experience of mindfulness from our formal meditation practice and out in to the world in our everyday lives. A mindfulness meditation practice seems very simple, but can have very profound effects – and it is not always easy to dealContinue reading “Mindful Monday”