Stressed? Your brain's been hijacked! here's how meditation helps

Looking for a quick fix stress busting yoga practice?    As a yoga therapist and meditation teacher, I get asked about this ALL THE TIME.    “Can you give me a yoga practice to do when I’m having a stressy day?”   “What’s the best meditation for...

A booster-shot of courage

I've been reading this quote from Michelle Obama every day this week. I've needed to absorb it's truth.   “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever...

The women in yoga I'm celebrating on International Women's Day

Who are the women that inspire you most in the yoga world? I'm dedicating my International Women's Day celebrations to the women in yoga who are making an extraordinary difference. I want to share their work, amplify their voices and inspire you...

Yoga and ovarian cancer

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As a yoga therapist who works extensively with cancer patients, I have seen how yoga can support people with ovarian cancer to manage their symptoms and live more balanced lives. 

Yoga and Eating Disorders – What works?

  Can yoga help people recovering from an eating disorder? A number of studies have investigated yoga for eating disorders, so what do they tell us about how and why yoga can help?    

How to navigate 2022 with courage and hope

  We faced some challenges last year, right? Here's what I learned during 2021 and how I'll be dealing with whatever 2022 chucks at us.   I’m taking what builds courage and hope - and I'm RUNNING with it (check out this video that shows you how this...

THE JOY OF CONNECTION

Have you been thinking about what direction to take in 2022? I’m finding it really hard to think about making plans for the coming year.    In 2021, I lost out on a family holiday (twice) and a training I really wanted to do was cancelled at the...

3 yoga strategies for coping at christmas (and a free meditation)

I’ve got friends who LOVE Christmas. Lucky them! Christmas has always been a struggle for me. As a child, Christmas was a time of conflict and I spent many Christmas Day afternoons in bed with one of my mystery tummy aches – a toxic combination of...

I’M NO YOGA GURU. AND THAT’S A GOOD THING.

  I’ve been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for nearly 20 years. And I’m a long way from being a guru. I’ve got plenty of diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications as well as many thousands of hours of experience. But the gaps in...

Don't learn this pose (and many others) at Adore yoga

  What's wrong with this pose? Nothing. Nothing at all if you are super flexible and have a healthy spine. But there are many people for whom practicing this pose is unhelpful (and, depending on your spinal health, dangerous). That's why this pose...