Ayurvedic Advice: Using Kapha Season To Build Strength and Immunity

A recent blog post I wrote for YogaMatters. Read on if you’re feeling the effects of Winter! After what seems like a very long January which may have been full of cleanses, detox juices, harsh gym schedules and a tone of self-imposed pressure, we can be left feeling drained before month #1 is even finished.Continue reading “Ayurvedic Advice: Using Kapha Season To Build Strength and Immunity”

Easy Honey & Turmeric Winter Wellness Tonic

Ayurveda is abundant with tonics and teas to help balance and invigorate the body and mind. Living with an awareness of Ayurvedic principles can not only help when it comes to discerning beneficial foods, activities, herbs and anything from scents to colours to help you feel your best, but also opens the doors to aContinue reading “Easy Honey & Turmeric Winter Wellness Tonic”

Vitamin C Superfood Mufffins

With a dose of baobab powder, orange zest and lemon juice, these muffins pack a punch of vitamins, preparing you for the cold months ahead. Baobab fruit is one of the highest sources of vitamin C on the planet, and when accompanied by orange and lemon, creates a powerful concoction of immune-enhancing ingredients and vibrantContinue reading “Vitamin C Superfood Mufffins”

Non Alcoholic Healthy Hot Toddy

For when you’re feeling the effects of a cold or flu, or you want to look after someone who is feeling a little under the weather, this warming, spiced and citrusy concoction still packs a punch without the alcohol. A great way to warm and soothe a sore throat and shift a chesty cough, theContinue reading “Non Alcoholic Healthy Hot Toddy”

Elderberry Winter Tonic

For cold and flu season, and for when you’re in need of a serious immune boost. This tonic contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and the bioflavonoids in elderberries are a powerful way to strengthen the immune system. Elderberries have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, they can also soothe inflammation, and work asContinue reading “Elderberry Winter Tonic”

Why I Drink From A Copper Cup Each Morning

  Whether we realise it or not, the first things we do each morning have a big effect upon how we experience the rest of the day. Waking up slowly, peacefully and with time to spare can make for a much more calm and steady day, whilst we all probably also know how it feelsContinue reading “Why I Drink From A Copper Cup Each Morning”

Winter-Spiced Persimmon Preserve (GF)

There’s no mistaking the season with the Wintery scents of this recipe as it cooks. Aromas of cinnamon and star anise will make the kitchen smell as though you’re warming up a batch of mulled wine, but this preserve is suitable for the whole family, and is perfect spread over warm home made bread or thisContinue reading “Winter-Spiced Persimmon Preserve (GF)”

Four Yoga Postures For Your Autumn Practice

As the seasons change, we become more susceptible to stress, illness, and a general feeling of ‘bleugh’. Autumn has a different energy compared to Summer, and it’s important to realise and respect this as we work with our bodies. Autumn brings with it colder weather and darker nights, but also the chance to re-charge our batteriesContinue reading “Four Yoga Postures For Your Autumn Practice”