10 Ways to Infuse Movement into Your Busy Workday

“The only bad posture is the one you spend too much time in” – Dr Andrea Spino There are so many benefits to moving regularly throughout your day, and posture is just one of them. By moving into different positions throughout your day, you prevent your body from adapting to a sitting position and instead […]

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

If you have ever stepped inside a gym in January – any gym – you will know that “New Year’s Resolutioners” are a thriving segment of the population.  Even if everyone around you would have you believe they don’t believe in resolutions, or they casually bat off any suggestion they may have set a goal, […]

When is the Best Time to Set Your Goals? Tips for Effective Goal Setting

Goal setting seems to be all the rage, right? And not just in the workplace, but also in personal lives. More and more we are turning to techniques like goal setting, manifesting and visualisation to steer our lives toward our dreams. And the studies show that goal-setters have a 43% higher likelihood of achieving their […]

Here’s why I’m not celebrating International Yoga Day

Warrior Yoga Pose

Inaugurated by the United Nations in 2014, International Yoga Day (IYD) was the culmination of a campaign led by Indian Prime Minister Modi. Unsurprisingly, its political origins have been a source of controversy in the yoga world since its inception. Yet, little has been written about the subject in mainstream yoga publications, and we are […]

How to reconnect with your yoga practice when you feel unmotivated

Every summer, yoga studios go quiet. As the heat begins to rise, studios here get quieter, and there’s a gentle, quiet buzz to the spaces that I love. I have taught and worked in several studios, and I’m yet to see a studio that thrives on attendance in the summer months. It is partly due […]

How to feel restored and re-energised without getting more sleep

Is anyone else tired of the sleep brigade? I feel exhausted just listening to people telling me that I need to get more sleep! I find it frustrating when I see influencers and podcasters sharing statistics on how important sleep is, because I genuinely don’t believe that it will change sleep behaviour. Generally, prioritising my […]

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

Melanie looking out at beautiful view of hills

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 […]

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?

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?

Triangle Pose 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 […]