Can Yogis Wear Gucci and Drive a Ferrari?

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

Yogic Breathing for Hay Fever

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

Yoga For As Young As 2 yrs. Why and How To?

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.

Agni Sara for Better Bowel Movement

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!

A Warning on ‘Healthy Wellness’ Holidays

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

An Easy 10-Step Moving Meditation

moving meditation

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

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