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
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
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
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.
A 10 years old that I teach yoga to weekly, has become petrified a bomb is hidden in her bedroom. She’s taken to sleeping in bed with her parents, is having nightmares and is having panic attack symptoms during the day. She lives in one of the safest areas of Switzerland, which is one of … Read more
There were problems at home, even though ‘home’ was either a six floored house in Chelsea, a castle in the English countryside or a seaside villa abroad. By my late teens and early twenties I actually lost friends who ‘didn’t understand what I had to be depressed about when I had so much in my life’.
I love sugared almonds but they’re not an everyday snack, especially if avoiding sugar! So I tried my hand at making my own healthier version so I don’t feel so guilty gobbling a handful down! If you do use almonds in this recipe they come out the oven beautifully glazed and look much prettier than … Read more
Yoga should be about you, and your own practice, not paying yoga teachers for the rest of your life. The Indiv Yoga philosophy is about connecting with your body and mind and tailoring yoga to your individual body, mind and objectives. Therefore I have started releasing FREE short home practice videos with audio instructions, through … Read more
The buttocks are a mix of large muscles that we’re using a lot less of today than we think. In fact we’re spending much more time sitting and relaxing on them then actually working or toning them. Also against us especially as we age, is that we can perform any daily movement without really having … Read more
The word ‘Mindfulness’ has been appearing in the press and social media increasingly in the last few years, even more so since it headlined the cover of Time magazine in February 2014. It’s the buzz word at the moment, which has ruffled some feathers for those who have been practicing ‘mindfulness’ for years. I put … Read more
If you’ve come across this article hoping for a yoga class in which you eat meat, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. No, I’m finally broaching the taboo subject of yogis who are not vegetarian. Gasp! This topic came up on one of the yoga teacher forums I’m a member of a few weeks ago. This … Read more
I will admit that I am very behind the times and quite stubborn when it come to certain aspects of technology and modernizing. I did research at the library for my first boss and built a 300 strong VHS library with my ex boyfriend. I begrudgingly handed over my disc-man for an iPod and my … Read more