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
Traditionally in Yoga there is always a focus on the breath. Working with the breath in our asana practice not only gives us a reference point for how we are moving through our practice (holding, forcing, relaxed, smooth, jittery, etc), a focus point for a busy mind to keep coming back to, a way of… Continue reading Don’t hold yourself back- using the breath in forward & back-bends
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
We all love going to a yoga class- it's special. But I also love my home practice. Such different but equally important benefits come from each. Often people struggle with developing a sustainable home practice. I have in the past too so I wanted to share my top tips for a home practice you will… Continue reading Tips for developing a home practice you will actually want to do
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