Recently I did an all day lecture on yoga and autoimmune disorders. It was fantastic, I learnt so much. One of the main things they talked about was bringing down the amount of Vata in the body. That unsettled, ungrounded, anxious feeling you get when you've been burning the candle at both ends is an… Continue reading Abhyanga a Perfect Home Practice for Winter to settle and nourish your system.
A few simple ideas to help protect your elbows and knees so you can enjoy many years of pain-free practice! What is a hyperextending joint? A joint that has the ability to extend easily and painlessly past its normal range of movement. See images below for examples. Why we don't want to hyperextend our joints.… Continue reading How to work with Hyperextending Knees & Elbows in your Yoga Practice
Sometimes we just feel a bit stressed, off centre or nervous. These 3 steps help us find our centre & calm the nervous system. There are lots of other beautiful ways too of course. Go for a walk, do a quick yoga nidra or meditation, a few postures on your yoga mat. But that's not… Continue reading Reset your system- take 60 seconds to de-stress
I've always had trouble stabilising my blood sugar. Until maybe 5 years ago I had no idea that it was such a problem for me. I thought the sudden feeling of anger & panic, mixed with a desperate need for food was just a normal part of life! This is by no means a medical… Continue reading Yogi Snacks & Stable Blood Sugar