Samskaras: Time for a Shake Up?

20 July 2018 | 0 Comments

As the school summer holidays are now upon us and I can kiss goodbye to any routine I might profess to have, I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to look at samskaras. As a creature of habit, I love a routine and the knowledge of what I’ll be doing and when. I’m also…

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Twist and Shout: Twists in yoga for back health

13 July 2018

It might seem obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs stating. Twists in yoga are one of the best things you can do for your spinal…

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Chasing the Pose: Growth and Progress in Yoga

29 June 2018

How do you view progress? Is growth important to you? In our goal-driven society, it’s hard to escape the notion of self-improvement through some sort…

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Sun Salutations: Five Reasons to Love Them

15 June 2018

As we are fast approaching the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought this would be a perfect time to consider Sun Salutations (Surya…

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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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Banana Bread: Gluten-Free

6 July 2018

With the start of Wimbledon this week and a bunch of bananas rapidly browning on my worktop I thought this…

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Watermelon Summer Salad

22 June 2018

Now summer is officially here I feel a celebration is in order. A salad? Oh yes, but not just any…

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Roast Beetroot and Garlic Houmous

8 June 2018

Did you know that you can freeze houmous? You did? Well excuse me for my ignorance! Because while I love…

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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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