Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray

Every now and again it's really nice to give your yoga mat a little TLC and a freshen up - especially if have a 'sweaty' practice or you use  'communal' mats at your local yoga studio / class.   I'm not fussy, but you never know who's feet might have been on the mat before you & whether their feet were clean and free of anything contagious!

So, having seen the cost of of yoga mat cleaners on various online yoga stores, I did a little investigation & found a great, natural mat cleaner that you can make in minutes & it costs next to nothing.    

Here it is ....

Make your own Delish Yoga Chai Tea with this Recipe

My Yogi teacher friend makes THE most delicious Chai tea I have EVER tasted!   I love to visit her house when she has a 'brew' on the go as the smell from her kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!  

Chai as you probably know, is the name used for 'tea' in many parts of the World but India, in particular, has a great many Chai recipes where the spices used in the recipe are chosen due to their amazing health benefits.  

Keep reading for my friend's secret Chai tea recipe & to discover the 'miracle' these spices below .....

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Here Comes the Sun!


If each morning you wake up feeling stiff & heavy like a sack of potatoes, then I challenge you over the next 3 mornings to start your day with 4-6 rounds of the yoga Sun Salutations and notice how much better you feel .. into the morning & beyond.

There's plenty of reasons to do this ....

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

So What Does a Yoga Teacher Eat?


Ever noticed how some foods alter your energy?  How tired you feel a couple hours after eating a big meal, or how you "buzz" after a strong coffee?


As a yoga teacher, my diet is an essential aspect of my daily life.  I'm not perfect & do occasionally go off the 'healthy food' radar but, over the years,  I've noticed certain foods enhance my yoga practice, nourish my body and make me feel lighter & more energised whereas other foods can drain my energy, making me feel sluggish and heavy.

So, what does a yoga teacher eat?  Read on ....  

 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

How Yoga Keeps you Healthy .. & Sane!



You've probably noticed that life doesn't always go to plan .. well, the plan you had in your mind for how you'd like your day/week to turn out.   


The trouble is, when plans go adrift because of something out of our control, getting stuck in traffic or a supplier missing a deadline, our immediate response is to feel annoyed or frustrated.   But as you know, annoyance & frustration increase our anger levels which in turn creates feelings of stress & tension.     So how can Yoga help in these moments? .....



Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Yoga in the Real World

The phone is ringing, you've got a report to write, bills to pay, your children want your attention and you're wondering how you're supposed to find time for yoga amongst it all.

It's exactly during these busy periods that we need a little 'me' time more than ever.  So, if you can't get to a  yoga class or escape for a few days to a yoga retreat, with a little mindfulness & planning you could be practising yoga all the time.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Benefits of going on a Yoga Holiday


Whilst many people know yoga is good for them, the majority have still not tried it or struggle to find the time to regularly attend a class.   This, coupled with high levels of stress, an unhealthy diet and long working hours means that the world's population is growing increasingly unhealthy.  Oh dear.

A great solution that is increasingly popular is to take a yoga holiday.   A yoga holiday is an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to slow down, take stock and allow the mind to become clear and calm.  

Quite simply, going away can be the first step toward coming home to yourself.  

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

5 Ways to Inspire a Regular Yoga Practice

Practicing yoga regularly can sometimes seem bit of a chore.  Here's 5 easy ways to keep you motivated: