The lovely Poppy from Yoga London interviewed me recently for their blog, and as well as chatting about the need to ‘practice’ relaxing, and our shared love of creativity and knitting, we explored self-care practices for getting through lockdown, tips on taking break from screens, the importance of mentorship in yoga teacher training, and overcomingContinue reading “Interview with YogaLondon”
For every action, there is a reaction…. In this blog, you’ll understand how our actions have a direct impact on our wellbeing, and how over time, our everyday habits can build up to create an internal environment that either encourages health or disease within us. Dive in, and perhaps contemplate the reflective questions too. OneContinue reading “Ayurveda & Karma: Conscious Actions For Better Results In Life & Health”
If your 2021 new year’s resolution was to look after your health and wellbeing a little more, this is a simple way to care for your mouth, digestive tract, and essentially your entire body! Especially for those who identify as ‘Pitta’ types, these oil pulling pops are a daily self-care tool that can help youContinue reading “Coconut Oil-Pulling Pops”
When the day is grey, cold, damp and blustery, we benefit from bringing in the opposite qualities, such as warth, stillness, cosiness, and even herbs and spices that are slightly drying. These aspects can all help to balance the Vata and Kapha doshas, which are more likely to become excessive during Winter. Towards the endContinue reading “Cosy Chai Recipe”
During colder months, especially when the air is drier and we’re more exposed to windy, changeable weather, our bodies and minds can accumulate a Vata imbalance. Vata is one of the Ayurvedic doshas made up of the air and ether (or ‘space’) elements, and is characterised by qualities of lightness, irregularity, dryness, coldness, brittleness, roughness,Continue reading “Nourishing Comfrey, Calendula & Shea Butter Balm”
CLICK HERE to skip straight to the blog. As many of us have spent more time at home and in our own company over the past several months, perhaps this has encouraged more self-reflection. Have you been prioritising self-care? Do you feel ‘balanced’ and ‘harmonised’ in life? How do you feel from season-to-season, and atContinue reading “The 3 Ayurvedic Mind-Body Types”
When you’re in need – or simply in the mood – to make yourself something nourishing and truly lovely for yourself, try this easy, milky, non-dairy drink. Inspired by a traditional Ayurvedic drink of blended almonds consumed first thing in the morning, this is a great recipe to help boost your ojas (a word referring to ‘vital essence’, andContinue reading “Nourishing Almond & Rose Milk”
This half-hour class is a gentle restorative sequence focussing on releasing tightness in the hips and hamstrings, relaxing the nervous system, and letting go of tension by using relaxing breathing patterns. You’ll need a blanket, a bolster or 2 pillows, and a yoga belt / towel / dressing gown cord. Enjoy!
Suitable for all levels, and a great way to keep joints strong, mobile and healthy!