Upekkha: The Freedom in Letting Go

18 May 2018 | 4 Comments

With the anniversary of the Manchester bombing coming up next week I am reminded of what a turbulent and difficult year it has been. That devastating bombing was followed very quickly by another terrorist attack on London Bridge and then the traumatic Grenfell Tower disaster. Here in the UK we’ve experienced a hung parliament and…

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Inversions: The Upsides of Down

13 May 2018

Love them or loathe them, inversions are an integral part of any yoga practice. An inversion can be any move or activity where you are…

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Blue Moon: Salute to the Moon

25 March 2018

How rare? The last day of this month sees a full moon. It will be the second full moon of March and therefore a rare…

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The Power of Play in Yoga

9 March 2018

Most of us, on the yoga mat as in life, don’t think much about the importance of play. We are often so focussed on our goals that play is simply not on the agenda. But what are the benefits of playing? And how do we incorporate it into our yoga practice?

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Upekkha: The Freedom in Letting Go

18 May 2018

With the anniversary of the Manchester bombing coming up next week I am reminded of what a turbulent and difficult…

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The Dirty Dozen: As Bad As They Sound?

29 April 2018

Concerned about pesticides? Buying and eating healthy, sustainable food is a concern for me and, like many people, I care…

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Stress: Nurturing Your Vagus Nerve

22 April 2018

How stressed are you? Do you even know? Stress is invisible and easy to ignore. But it’s pervasive. Most of…

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Rhubarb Crumble Cake

6 May 2018

Here in the UK we are now at the height of rhubarb season: big blowsy field rhubarb is freely available.…

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Homemade Yoghurt: Helping your Health and the Planet

15 April 2018

I have a confession to make: I buy food in plastic packaging. Much though I’d like to, I haven’t been…

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Best Chocolate Cake Ever: Torta Caprese

16 March 2018

Torte Caprese is a cake that originates from the Italian island of Capri. Made with ground almonds (so gluten-free) and dark chocolate it is rich and indulgent and I think one of the best chocolate cakes ever. I’m aware of how bold a statement this is, but I’ve baked a few cakes in my time and this recipe is divine.

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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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