Stress: Nurturing Your Vagus Nerve

22 April 2018 | 0 Comments

How stressed are you? Do you even know? Stress is invisible and easy to ignore. But it’s pervasive. Most of us have become so used to living relentlessly busy lives – with time pressures, demands, rushed social interactions, rushed eating – that we don’t even notice how stressed we are. It has become our new…

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Blue Moon: Salute to the Moon

25 March 2018

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

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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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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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The Vinegar Tasters

2 March 2018

Last week’s post prompted much conversation and debate (both online and in person) which was thrilling. One of my more cultured friends referenced a Chinese print called “The Vinegar Tasters” and I had to confess I hadn’t heard of it. Ready for a whistle stop tour of Eastern philosophy? Read on.

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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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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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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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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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