Are you suffering with back pain?

Lower Back Pain affects four in five people at some point in their lifetime. The Good News “Yoga can help relieve the agony of back pain, a major review of medical evidence found…. yoga was twice as likely to improve the condition than simply doing back exerises and...

Beyond the Asana

Bharadvarasana is a lovely seated twist, although don’t be surprised if you haven’t done it in a class that often. I haven’t seen it taught often either. Like all twists it’s great for nourishing the curves in the spine, believed to aid digestion and relieve stress....

Can I float whilst pregnant – yes yes yes!

I really struggled in my first pregnancy. I put on a lot of weight, and sleep was out of the equation about 6 months into the pregnancy – I remember daily waking at 3am and watching films on Netflix – then walking around work like a zombie after 11am....

Downward Dog

Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Svanasana Adho (downward) Mukha (face) Svana (dog) Instruction From a table top position, on hands and knees, lift the hips up with hands in line with shoulders, and feet in line with hips. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel, and press...

Am I ready for the intermediate class?

There has been a huge amount about safety in yoga in the media recently.  With all the talk about injury and risk why on earth would you want to go to an intermediate or advanced class?  Going to an ‘experienced’ level class can fill students with fear and  spark an...

What is Yin Yoga

When I am asked this question, I respond by describing it as a mindful practice of floor based postures, each held for 3-­5 minutes and approached in a way that allows us to target the deeper connective tissues of the body ­ fascia and ligaments. It can be deceptively...

I Am Not Strong Enough To Do Arm Balances

I hear this all the time.  I’m not strong enough. I’m not flexible enough.  I don’t have enough upper body strength.  My body is the wrong proportions.  The list is endless.  One of the reasons I am running a workshop dedicated to arm balances is because most people...

Thoughts From A First Time Floater

I’m at the very beginning of my Floatation journey, and I’m hugely looking forward to continuing along this path, I can already see and feel the benefits. Floating is a one of a kind experience, which if you’ve floated before I’m sure...