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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Strength: Three Reasons

26 January 2018

Looking to build up your strength though yoga? Here’s how a few uncomplicated yoga poses can help you live a longer life, boosting your metabolism and preventing osteoporosis – among other benefits…

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Yoga for Strength

19 January 2018

Want to work on strengthening your body with yoga? Here’s how I incorporate strengthening poses into my gentle practice.

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Take Five

15 December 2017

In my last post I suggested that during this busy festive period you might find that taking just ten minutes out for some restorative yoga might help get you through the Christmas season with your sanity intact. But what if you don’t have ten minutes? Take five instead.

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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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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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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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Vietnamese Pumpkin Soup

20 October 2017

It’s that time of year when you can’t move for pumpkins in the shops. Here’s how to make a delicious Vietnamese soup from them. Perfect for the autumn.

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Banana Bread Revisited

29 September 2017

No prizes for guessing what I did with these over-ripe bananas. But this banana bread has an added health bonus for being gluten-free.

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Supergreen Soup

22 September 2017

Supergreen Soup with anti-oxidants for a boost to general health and immunity. Made with love to help a dear friend fight cancer.

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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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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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