Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips

From an Ayurvedic perspective, the qualities of Summer (as we recognise it in the west anyway) are hot, intense, sharp, humid, transforming, bright, dynamic, and fiery. These qualities are also some characteristics of the ayurvedic Pitta dosha.  Pitta energy is hot, intense, sharp and fiery, and emotionally, a person holding pitta qualities can also presentContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips”

Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)

April is a wonderful time to get outside and explore the abundance of Spring herbs and plants flourishing right now. The UK is full of greenery during these months of ample sun and rain, from detoxifying cleavers and dandelion to Alexanders and today’s featured ingredient of wild garlic or Ramsons as it’s also known. Wild garlicContinue reading “Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)”

Sound Healing & Nutrition For The Soul

A little inspiration on how we can use sound to enhance wellbeing….    Living at a time in which sound is everywhere and silence is scarce, our bodies and minds are reacting to an overload of frequencies every day. From the subtle hum of the refrigerator, to car engines, chirping birds, aeroplanes, our favourite songsContinue reading “Sound Healing & Nutrition For The Soul”

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”

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”

Supplemental Sunshine: Getting More From Good Weather

Woodland walks, spur-of-the-moment barbecues and baring pasty white Winter legs after months of hibernation are just some of the highlights the UK looks forward to come Spring and Summer. Warm, sunny weather isn’t England’s most stereotypical climate, which means a blue-sky day is widely celebrated and treated almost like a holiday. With longer daylight hoursContinue reading “Supplemental Sunshine: Getting More From Good Weather”

DIY Soothing Springtime Facemask

If the Spring season has your skin feeling irritated and itchy, or you’re suffering from a few too many late nights and sunshine fuelled celebrations, this easy kitchen cupboard facemask is here to soothe and soften. With antibacterial, hydrating, collagen-boosting, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this is a simple way to feel revitalised and is one toContinue reading “DIY Soothing Springtime Facemask”

Howling At The Moon | Pt. 1: New Moon

It’s likely you’ve heard about how the human body and mind may or may not align with the cycles of the moon, and whilst there are some who argue that the fluctuation of the moon’s waxing and waning doesn’t have a strong enough impact upon the body to change anything, there are others who swearContinue reading “Howling At The Moon | Pt. 1: New Moon”

Anti Inflammatory Ruby Red Juice

  Packed full of vitamin C and A, alkalising and anti-inflammatory, this juice is perfect for when you feel a cold coming on, or you’re suffering from any aches and pains. Having recently experimented with juicing, I can honestly say that adding a few juices a week to my diet has given me more energy, abilityContinue reading “Anti Inflammatory Ruby Red Juice”

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”