Why is posture important?
In short: posture is important! Here is why it matters, the connection between posture and pain, and how improving your posture can help benefit your body.
Take a walk every day on your lunch break and watch how your career transforms
Take a walk every day on your lunch break and watch how your career transforms If I offered you a pill that would make you feel happier, and healthier, improve your ability to concentrate on your work, improve your relationship with your colleagues, and had no negative side effects, would you jump at the chance? […]
How to keep your shoulders healthy when practicing yoga
How to keep your shoulders healthy when practicing yoga The shoulders are the most mobile joint in the body, and in yoga we put a lot of demand on them! It’s important to keep the shoulders healthy in terms of both strength and mobility so we can keep practicing yoga for a long time. Here’s […]
How urgency culture is impacting your health (and what to do about it!)
As ‘Urgency culture’ becomes increasingly prevalent in our workplace, it’s not only impacting our stress levels and mental health, but it is having an impact on our ability to look after our physical health too. Here’s why…
4 ways yoga effectively helps reduce and manage stress
When we put our muscles under load (stress!) they respond by getting stronger to meet that demand. In many ways, the stress in our lives can have the same positive impact. Think about: how often has a deadline pushed you to get work done that otherwise you would never have got around to?
‘Happy’ International Yoga Day?
‘Happy’ international yoga day…? Inaugurated by the United Nations in 2014, International Yoga Day (IYD) was the culmination of a campaign led by Indian Prime Minister Modi, and so, unsurprisingly, it’s political origins have been a source of controversy in the yoga world since its inception. Yet, little has been written about the subject in […]
If you think yoga isn’t for you because you can’t touch your toes, read this
If you think yoga isn’t for you because you can’t touch your toes, read this Many people say to me that they don’t do yoga because they aren’t flexible, yet often what they mean is that they can’t touch their toes whilst keeping their legs straight, or they find downward dog to be an intense […]
How to choose a yoga mat
How to choose a yoga mat Choosing a yoga mat is one of the most common questions I have been asked as a yoga teacher! There is so much choice available, tonnes of features – do you want Eco-friendly? Alignment markings? Is more expensive really better? Here is a guide to choosing your yoga mat […]
What is the meaning of OM?
What is the meaning of OM? As part of the philosophy component of the yoga teacher training I undertook at Yoga West, I wrote an essay on the meaning of OM. I have edited it a little for clarity and format, but otherwise reproducing here on the blog! You can also read my essay on: […]
Why Practice Yoga?
Why practice yoga? I wrote the below essay as part of my yoga teacher training, and I have decided to publish it here as a blog post, to offer you my thoughts and feelings around why we practice yoga, and what it can offer us. I hope you enjoy…. Beginning I have my journal in […]