The Cherry Orchard: Gratitude

23 February 2018 | 12 Comments

As my favourite Chekhov play opens at Bristol’s Old Vic theatre next month I am reminded of a memorable quote from the great Russian playwright: “Any fool can cope in a crisis. It’s this day to day living that wears you out.” I love Chekhov. He examines the human condition with a precision, tenderness and melancholic…

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BKS Iyengar in a Headstand.

Back to Basics II

15 September 2017

Yoga is an incredible tool that will not only help make you fitter, stronger and more flexible but can also support your mental and emotional wellbeing. Here are a few pointers if you are thinking of trying a class.

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Iyengar balancing on Scaravelli.

Back to Basics

8 September 2017

As our children return back to school and the excesses of the summer holidays become a distant memory, September often feels like a good time to hit the reset button. Here’s the WannabeYogi guide to yoga styles.

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The Cherry Orchard: Gratitude

23 February 2018

As my favourite Chekhov play opens at Bristol’s Old Vic theatre next month I am reminded of a memorable quote from…

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Face yoga

What the…? Face Yoga!?

16 February 2018

Fancy looking years younger without invasive surgery? Face Yoga is now proven to make practitioners look more youthful. Get ready to do the Happy Cheek Sculpting pose everyone!

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Lichen

Mother Nuture

12 January 2018

Want to know how to prevent what researchers call “directed attention fatigue” in city dwellers? New research shows how Mother Nature can help.

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Flatbread

Sweet Potato Flatbread

8 February 2018

Want an alternative to shop-bought processed bread that doesn’t require much effort? Flatbreads are the way forward. Here’s a healthy, gluten-free version with sweet potato that goes brilliantly with last week’s soup.

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broccoli soup

Another Super Soup

2 February 2018

This Sunday is World Cancer Day, marked to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. Here’s a recipe with amazing anti-cancer qualities for those fighting this devastating disease and also for those who wish to prevent it. That’s all of us, right?

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Plate of Chocolate Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Brownies

3 November 2017

A fabulous recipe for healthy, no added sugar chocolate brownies. Aubergines and dates add fibre, nutrition and guilt-free sweetness. And a pretty plate too!

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Yoga studio.

Wild Wolf’s Yoga

22 December 2017

In the beating heart of old Bristol and right next to St Nicholas’ Market is Wild Wolf’s Yoga, a beautiful space created by sisters Jess and Steph Wolff and dedicated to all things yoga. Aren’t we Bristolians the lucky ones?

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What’s the Secret?

8 December 2017

If ever more proof was needed of yoga’s anti-ageing powers was needed then look no further than Christine Borg’s video released to celebrate her half-century.

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Dog jumping over a skipping rope.

Skip to It

17 November 2017

The Wannabe teen has recently got into boxing, something I find wrong and terrifying on many levels. However, it has introduced a new phenomenon into our household: skipping.

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