For many of us, overthinking and worrying is our constant companion. We overthink everything…
I can’t even remember what my life was like before yoga. I mean, I remember being a lot less flexible, but it has become such a huge part of my life now that I can’t imagine a life without it. What I’m saying, is that yoga will quite simply change your life.
Being a beginner to movement is one of the best places to be. Let me explain why, are you’re probably thinking I’m crazy here.
Nestled in the often overlooked area of Surrey Quays, The Lodge Space offers a welcoming and affordable space to retreat to in busy London.
I always believe that it is so important to change up your fitness routine often to get the best results and to keep things interesting. A little while ago, I got to a point in my yoga practice where I felt like I had almost reached a plateau with my flexibility and needed to switch things up in order to keep progressing.
Time for a round-up of everything that has happened to me this year – both the good and the bad, plus a few nuggets of wisdom (if I do say so myself) that I hope is helpful to you.
I first stepped on to a yoga mat about 10 years ago, and a lot has changed since. Both physically and mentally. I'd just bought myself a cheap Adidas mat while I was studying abroad in France, while simultaneously suffering from a prolonged bout of food poisoning I'd caught in Thailand.
A few things I've been loving this month...enjoy x
Loving all these leggings - great for yoga and the gym and wear really really well.
I don't just teach yoga, I also write a great deal. In my other role, I am a writer and content creator (read: taking photographs and writing copy for brands for digital)…
I pretty much live by the motto “little and often”. My yoga journey has almost always been made up of weekly regular, short practises alongside a class if I’m lucky, rather than one two-hour practise or class once a week.
Lower back pain is such a huge thing for a lot of people, and I get many students asking me what poses I recommend to help ease their lower back tension. I have also experienced it myself, so I know just how de-motivating and challenging it can be.
I have just got back from an adventure that I will never forget.
For the past two and a half weeks I've been in Goa with The Yoga People, studying Mandala Vinyasa, Shamanism and Yin yoga. And, in a word, it's been EPIC.
Between working a day job, finishing errands or chores or doing the admin for your business, writing for a blog often slips down the to-do-list. And sometimes it can feel like the last thing you want to do, especially since it involves thinking about what to actually write about and offers no immediate "reward".
These are some HIIT style exercises I love to practise if I'm time short in the gym and just want to do a strength building home workout.
It all began years ago when, recovering from adrenal fatigue after a very nasty bout of food poisoning while in Thailand, I googled "practise yoga online" and found Yogaglo. Ahh what a life saver this was to be.
Today, there are so many different styles of yoga classes to choose from that it can be difficult to understand which is which.
Chaturanga Dandasana aka the yoga push-up or low plank, is that elusive yoga move that beginner yogis feel they’re never going to be able to do.
The rituals we practise can ultimately affect how we set ourselves up for the day or for the night ahead.
I have learned along my path that what we receive is a mirror of what we give out. How we show up in our day to day lives determines what comes our way.