Mitochondria – Enhancing Summer Meal

When it comes to how food effects us, many of us are concerned with whether it adds or burns fat, whether it builds muscle, sustains energy, helps us sleep, or prevents illness. What we may not consider however, is whether a food can enhance the function of our mitochondria or not. First of all, mitochondriaContinue reading “Mitochondria – Enhancing Summer Meal”

Meet Your New Favourite Facial Tool: The Jade Roller

The recent resurgence in popularity of ancient wellbeing practices like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine means we’re now seeing that “the old ones are the best” is totally true. Tried-and-tested for thousands of years; these magical habits and hacks actually work – they’re not fads. With Ayurveda currently having a moment (Jasmine Hemsley’s book East ByContinue reading “Meet Your New Favourite Facial Tool: The Jade Roller”

Mint-Cocoa Energy Balls

Perfect as a pre or post exercise snack; these little refreshing bites are totally healthy, full of natural ingredients, and easy to take with you throughout the week for those necessary pick-me-up moments! As a qualified aromatherapist, I’ve been using essential oils for a long time in homemade skincare products, massage oils, and cleaning products,Continue reading “Mint-Cocoa Energy Balls”

Lemon & Coconut Natural Energy Balls

Celebrate the sunshine this week with a bite of something fresh and zesty. With totally healthy ingredients and no refined sugars whatsoever, the energy boost you’ll feel from these won’t be accompanied by a subsequent crash. Studies show that whilst lemon zest is a great baking ingredient, it also has a few other surprisingly brilliantContinue reading “Lemon & Coconut Natural Energy Balls”

Springtime Self Care | Pt.3: Coconut Oil + Coffee For All-Day Energy (and lots more….)

The use of coconut oil has grown incredibly rapidly over the past couple of years. From using it as a moisturiser, cleanser, or natural hair softener, to cooking with it and using it as an ingredient in vegan cooking; coconut oil is everywhere, and it seems it can be used for almost anything…. A wonderfulContinue reading “Springtime Self Care | Pt.3: Coconut Oil + Coffee For All-Day Energy (and lots more….)”

Quick-Make Pancake Recipe

There’s a huge conversation happening at the moment around protein, and it isn’t the one asking the question “are you getting enough?”, it’s the one that asks “do we really need that much?”.  Since the bodybuilding craze began, people have been searching out ways to build muscle fast, and as the craze has developed into something a vastContinue reading “Quick-Make Pancake Recipe”

Back To The Breath: Increasing Prana & Boosting Wellbeing

The more the world desires, consumes and apparently ‘needs’, the less we seem to feel we have. Indeed there’s plenty of ‘stuff’, yet we seem to feel emptier than ever these days. One of the benefits of a Yoga practice is that it begins by bringing us away from all the ‘stuff’ and back toContinue reading “Back To The Breath: Increasing Prana & Boosting Wellbeing”

Natural Spring Tonic: Cleavers & Lemon Detox Tea, Morning Infusion & Face Wash

  There’s a reason certain herbs and plants grow at certain times of the year; naturally we would reach out to herbs like nettle, dandelion, ground ivy, garlic and cleavers, to boost the immune, circulatory and lymphatic systems, cure coughs and colds, and help with digestion. Salad leaves like rocket, lettuce, chard and spinach areContinue reading “Natural Spring Tonic: Cleavers & Lemon Detox Tea, Morning Infusion & Face Wash”

Brahmacharya: Sustainable Energy For Ourselves & The Planet

Feeling energised? Possibly not; chronic fatigue is an increasing epidemic, and a general feeling of ‘bleugh’ is something many of us feel often…. Translated as celibacy – Brahmacharya is often now understood more as ‘right use of energy’. Although the correct meaning of the word is indeed ‘celebacy’, this is due to the fact thatContinue reading “Brahmacharya: Sustainable Energy For Ourselves & The Planet”

Ojas: The Vitality of Life

Derived from Yoga’s sister science of Ayurveda; Ojas is our subtle ‘essence’ responsible for vitality, health, radiance, energy levels, strength, immunity in particular, vigour, longevity of life and overall mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Ojas is something the body both has within itself (i.e. babies are a fantastic example of having a high level ofContinue reading “Ojas: The Vitality of Life”