Let’s say you have a friend that’s into yoga and you have no idea what to buy them. Or perhaps they’ve got all the right yoga clothes and gear, so you need to think outside the box. After practicing yoga for 26 years and training hundreds of teachers around the world, these are my top … Read more
There are 108 cards with quotes from the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and more, with interpretations, contemplations or meditations on the other side, to help bring the philosophy of yoga into your daily life. Almost 4000 years of wisdom from Yoga’s major texts, split into 5 colors, and making its philosophy more relatable.
This week an article caught my eye on how 3 people have died from using a neti pot incorrectly. In the UK neti pots are prescribed by the NHS for blocked or runny noses. In the US however, 3 people have contracted a rare condition called amoebic meningitis. Therefore it is important to use your neti pot correctly and with caution.
The title of this blog post may put some people off, but if you’ve clicked on it it’s because you’re hopefully interested in learning how yoga can help you poo easier and more healthily. In order to be sensitive to those who find the ‘p’ word unsavory, I will sometimes refer to it as ‘evacuating … Read more
Many people think Yoga is just about the poses that you see on Instagram. But there are many ethical, mental, and physical practices in this ancient philosophy, that can help us be less anxious and stressed. January is often a difficult month due to the come down of the Christmas holiday, having to anticipate what … Read more
In meditation you’re told to observe your thoughts, detach from them, and bring your awareness back to your point of focus in the present moment. So let’s break this down and have a look at how to make your thoughts work for you. Observing Your Thoughts Many people think that their thoughts are what they … Read more
We’re all guilty of this. It’s 23:47, you’ve brushed your teeth and are getting into bed. Then you check your FitBit or other wrist exercise tracker. You’ve set your daily goal to reach 10,000 steps and you’ve only done 9300. So instead of preparing for sleep, you start frantically jogging on the spot before midnight … Read more
Some Yogis seem to think that to validate their profession as a yoga teacher or guru, or living the ‘yogic life’, means having to dress and live a particular way, and even take on a new name like Shiva or Lakshmi. But I’m going to explain how Yogis can also wear Gucci, and drive a … Read more
Hay fever can be a nightmare, especially this time of year. Also known as ‘allergic rhinitis’, symptoms include: runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, fatigue, and a stuffy nose due to congestion. If you prefer not to take the conventional medical route of antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays, there are recommended home remedies that include: keeping … Read more
You have probably noticed the increase in Mandala books in newsagents or bookstores the world over in the last couple of years. They’re in the Post Office, cafes, hospitals, general stores, and most homes where there are children. But they’re also great for adults, and many of my clients and yoga teacher trainees love doing … Read more
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