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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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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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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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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Notes on Yoga

16 June 2017

My review of Notes on Yoga, by Diane Long and Sophy Hoare, which takes a new look at the legacy of Vanda Scaravelli.

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