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
Not all styles of yoga are ideal for anxiety. Some can even make it worse. Yoga is supposed to be a non-competitive activity that encourages balance and harmony in body and mind. However this is not always the case for everyone. Firstly it’s important to remember that when yoga was established over 5000 years ago, … Read more
I’ve often asked the kids I teach yoga to if they think they can go the whole yoga class without eating? ‘Yeah of course I could!’ they all brag. ‘Do you reckon you could manage going the whole yoga class without taking a single sip of water?’. ‘Yes!’. ‘OK well do you think you could do the whole yoga class without taking a breath?’. Silence. Every time.
Yes us British are known for our toilet humour, but I’m genuinely hoping this post may help those with constipation and general digestion issues.
In India 18 years ago, I was introduced to the practice of Agni Sara by a yoga guru. I was no longer just attending 1 yoga class a week, but had started to develop my own daily personal practice. With regular breathing exercises, twist poses, forward bends and Agni Sara, my previous digestive issues disappeared and since I’ve had a regular, healthy and happy gut!
Organic detox meals, yoga, nature, meditation and more, are on offer these days in abundance around the world. Be it a 1 day retreat, weekend or a full month, thousands of people are paying a fortune for a healthy, wellness getaway. But what if the 1 disadvantage of a healthy retreat outweighs all the benefits? … Read more
This moving meditation is my basic variation of the classical yoga Sun Salutation flow. It is suitable for 5yrs+ and for even the stiffest of practitioners with a few easy modifications (see ‘How To’ and videos below). It heats up the body, strengthens the heart and lungs and all the major muscle groups from head to toe. It is a cardiovascular exercise that will stretch and tone muscle, and burn fat. However there are a few things to remember to make this a moving meditation and not just another exercise
There is still a misconception that meditating has to take time out of your day, or be boring. Meditating is simply returning your concentration to a point of focus, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be sitting still or that your focus has to be your breathing. For instance you can take … Read more
Searching online for some different mindfulness or meditation tools I could use with my clients with ADHD, Autism and special needs, I ended up coming across something that is now one of my own TOP 3 meditation techniques (watch the VIDEO of me using it below, but excuse my rubbish art!)
For €30.00 on Amazon I discovered the Buddha Board, where whatever you paint on it with water, slowly fades away and can be endlessly re-used.
Especially good for those with sinus issues, Jala Neti Kriya is a natural and pure way to clean the nasal passage. An ancient Ayurvedic tradition, the word ‘kriya’ refers to a cleansing process usually practiced in the morning. ‘Jala’ means ‘water’ in Hindi, and ‘neti’ is the pot which is used to perform this kriya.
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