You may have noticed that I haven’t written in a while. A few weeks ago I had a family emergency … More
As part of my plan to try and work out my yoga teaching shit this year, I joined a mentoring … More
I’m going to admit, I’ve been struggling to find both brain power and motivation to do any reading that requires … More
Use behavioural science tool to help form yoga (and other healthy) habits.
Anyone who knows me will know that I love books. I was (and still am) the weird kid whose face … More
Here’s an interesting question: how much of the benefit of yoga on our mental health and our immunity is due … More
Could yoga and other mind-body practices help during the pandemic?
Do you ever feel that one type of meditation or yoga practice really resonates and another just simply leaves you … More
Mind–body practices like yoga, tai chi and mindfulness meditation cause changes in gene expression that damper inflammation – which may help to keep the immune system in balance.
With fascia also including the immune system, could there be immune benefits to working with the fascia?
Hot-off-the-press study compared yoga, CBT and stress education for the treatment of anxiety (and gets slightly misreported by media) – who will win?
Yoga may have benefits for those at risk of cardiovascular disease and those who have already experienced a major cardiovascular episode. This is a plain language summary of an academic article that puts forward the evidence.
Does yoga nidra help with chronic pain? The evidence is weak and inconclusive, although combined with yoga it might have a beneficial effect
Does yoga nidra help with our menstruation challenges? The evidence seems to suggest that it does indeed, likely by reducing stress and bringing back hormonal balance.
I’ve had a revelation over the past week. I signed up to a yoga nidra teacher training, mainly out of … More
If you’ve ever been to one of my yin yoga classes, you’ll know that I love to read poetry as … More
The most common piece of advice that I have been asked for since lockdown began is “which yoga mat should I buy?”. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of research, rejected, tried and bought a lot of mats. This is my list of the best mats out there: Liforme, EcoYoga, Jade Voyager, YogiBare, Manduka Eko, YogaStudio
New study showing that yoga helps to reduce depressive symptoms in a range of mental health condition
All knitters know what I’m talking about. After spending hours on your latest project (usually with little or no breaks), you can really feel it in the wrists and shoulders. I put together a short yoga sequence that really targets these areas and aims not to just stretch them to release tension, but also to strengthen them…
Ok, so you’ve picked the pattern for your yoga leggings and now you need to find the fabric to make them from. The fabric can really make or break your leggings…