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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Five Candles.

‘Tis the Season…

1 December 2017

Now that it’s December and it feels natural to be lighting candles and perhaps seeking a bit of calm in the manic build-up to Christmas, I thought it might be useful to take a look at restorative yoga and how it can help during this busy time.

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Sitting Pretty

13 October 2017

In my previous post I wrote about how some yoga poses can offset the limitations imposed on our bodies through too much sitting. If we…

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Stretching hip flexors.

Focus on Hip Flexors

6 October 2017

Our typically sedentary lifestyle in the west is a contributing factor to an epidemic of lower back problems. Too much sitting can result in poor posture, so here are a few tips on how to counteract that.

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Three swimmers in a pool

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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strawberries

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 on a table with a pink napkin

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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Chocolate cake

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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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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