Put on a happy face…?

Put on a happy face! Really interesting listening to Prince Harry talk about his experience with depression. He was 12 when his mother, Princess Diana, died tragically but he managed to ‘put on a happy face’ and suppress his true … Continued

The benefits of gentle exercise for positive mental health by Nina Wells

In the United Kingdom, and around the world, mental health issues are a growing concern. Part of the problem is the country’s aging population, as older adults are more vulnerable to mental health disorders, but rates of anxiety and depression … Continued

Yoga and Ayurveda Afternoon Delight

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Thank you to all the wonderful yogis and yoginis who joined us, on Sunday 5th March, for an afternoon exploring yoga and Ayurvedic principles to enhance the healing qualities of our practice. We learnt so much about our Doshas – … Continued

‘Practice and all is coming’

This is where it begins. A simple mat perhaps a block, bolster in a small, quiet space. It’s all you need. And then you begin… Pattabhi Jois famously said ‘practice and all is coming’. What wise words? It can apply … Continued

Tight Hamstrings?

#saturdaystretch – tight hamstrings? Don’t forget your hip openers! The most common complaint seems to be tight hamstrings but often this can be alleviated with hip flexor stretches. Tight pectorals, Psoas and quads from over training the front of the … Continued

Empower women, be mindful what you post!

I love to share online posts. My ultimate aim is always to inspire and encourage thought.  It’s so interesting to read peoples feedback and the comments educate me enormously. The other day a friend commented on a photograph that I … Continued

8 Yoga Poses for the 2nd and 3rd Trimester

Congratulations you’re pregnant! Now you may be wondering whether you should exercise or not during your pregnancy? Well, depending on your level of fitness, and always under the guidance of your GP, there really is nothing to stop you continuing … Continued

Standing for Strength

Aside from drinking lots of warm tea to see us through the winter months, our practice has focused particularly on strength and flexibility.  I always incorporate a strong standing sequence to warm us up, ground our energy and prepare us … Continued

Spring Spritz Your Home With Aromatherapy Oils

Dare I say it…but it looks as if Spring might just be here in the UK? This weekend the sun was shining, people were smiling and with a ‘spring’ in my step I threw open the windows, let in the … Continued

Yoga for the second trimester

  Yoga4mums is delighted to have been named a top prenatal yoga video for 2015 by US medical research company Healthline.  With over 147,000 hits online we are delighted that so many women are looking for a more gentle approach … Continued

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