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 craveContinue reading “Autumnal Ayurveda & The Qualities of Life: Live Harmoniously, Reduce Anxiety & Feel Grounded”

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Summer: Pitta Season

Although the term ‘pitta dosha’ might sound like something you’d order at a restaurant with a side of chips, it actually refers to a type of person, and the various mind-body qualities that person displays. Ayurveda, a.k.a the ‘science of life’ or ‘knowledge of longevity’, uses the dosha system to determine each person’s prakriti. PrakritiContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Summer: Pitta Season”

Cocoa & Sea Salt Energy Balls

Not only are these energy balls absolutely delicious, they also happen to be full of the exact minerals the body naturally craves and requires before and after exercise (and for when you really really need a snack…. or just fancy some chocolate….). Good quality salt provides electrolytes, important for muscle function and hydration, cocoa containsContinue reading “Cocoa & Sea Salt Energy Balls”

Everyday Granola (Vegan)

The crunchy, sweet and sometimes salty qualities of granola make it something so satisfying, it’s easy to consume mountains at a time (or is that just me?). Whilst supermarket granolas are usually placed with the ‘healthy’ cereals, they still contain huge amounts of sugar, meaning they’re not actually much healthier than those highly coloured andContinue reading “Everyday Granola (Vegan)”

Aries New Moon: Courage + Change

Change requires courage, no matter how big or small that change may be. This new moon (on Sunday 15th April 2018) in the fiery, confident sign of Aries is all about recognising and admitting to the changes we need to make, and cultivating the courage to make them happen. As the very first sign ofContinue reading “Aries New Moon: Courage + Change”

Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season

After emerging some few thousand years ago, Ayurveda (the knowledge of longevity, or ‘science of life’) has survived and thrived throughout the ages, and stands today as not only the East’s traditional healing modality, but a fascinating tool for everyday life in the modern Western world. Ayurveda is essentially a way of living and beingContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Seasonal Self-Care | Spring: Kapha Season”

A:M|P:M ~ Rituals + Routines For Waking Well & Sleeping Soundly | #5 Hanri van Wyk

A:M|P:M Rituals + Routines For Waking Well & Sleeping Soundly ∇ My name is Hanri van Wyk, I’m a dance and yoga photographer, an Art Director for Ivy Kids (part of a publishing company) and a yoga teacher. I’m 35 years old, and I live in a quiet village in Rutland, England with my otherContinue reading “A:M|P:M ~ Rituals + Routines For Waking Well & Sleeping Soundly | #5 Hanri van Wyk”

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”

Ayurvedic Kapha-Reducing Energy Balls

With the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring fast approaching, we find ourselves in the middle of what could be termed ‘Kapha Season’. Within the realms of Ayurveda (the ancient science of life and longevity), some of the qualities of Kapha represent heaviness, an excessive amount of mucus (possibly a little like theContinue reading “Ayurvedic Kapha-Reducing Energy Balls”

A:M|P:M – Rituals + Routines For Waking Well & Sleeping Soundly ~ #3 Lily Waugh

Rituals + Routines For Waking Well & Sleeping Soundly Welcome to the third instalment of the interview series giving you a very special insight into the habits, rituals and routines of some of the most interesting and in-the-know people I can get my hands on. It’s all about gathering inspiration, and using it to experiment with inContinue reading “A:M|P:M – Rituals + Routines For Waking Well & Sleeping Soundly ~ #3 Lily Waugh”