Autumn can be a difficult time of year for some people. Waving goodbye to the warmth of the summer sun and the prospect of shorter days and several months of colder weather, takes its toll. Unless we make a conscience choice to battle the blues, we can find ourselves demotivated, de-energised and introverted. Here are…

It might seem a bit odd for a teacher to be encouraging you to practice on your own so that, ultimately, you might no longer need a teacher. But yoga self-practice is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself… and, ultimately, yoga is all about self-empowerment.

The London Marathon is just a couple of months away. If you are one of the 386,050 applicants that that secured a place, you will no doubt be a fair way through your training plan already. Typically a marathon training plan can range from 12 to 30 weeks, depending on your running experience. How can…

Even if you haven’t been on a yoga retreat you may have a good idea what one entails. Daily yoga classes are a given, and many have several classes each day. Also on the agenda you can expect to see a combination of holisitic treatments, meditation time, healthy meals, nature walks and swimming as well…

If you have feelings of sudden panic, your heart rate increases for no apparent reason or you feel like a knot appears in your stomach, you could be suffering from anxiety. These days, especially in big cities like London, we have got used to the feelings of being stressed and under pressure. Demanding jobs, long commutes,…

Practicing yoga when pregnant can be a wonderful choice of physical exercise. Yoga helps improve strength and flexibility required for childbirth, it’s infinitely relaxing for both the mother and the growing baby, and can help prepare for the birthing process with a focus on breathing techniques. A pregnancy yoga class is also a great way to…

Do you regularly find yourself waking in the morning feeling unrefreshed with the night’s sleep you had? You are not alone. Quality sleep is often hard to get these days, with most people working harder and trying to fit too much into their schedule. Electronic gadgets also play a part, causing our minds to be…

There are the many well-known health benefits of yoga. These include improving flexibility and balance, building strength and endurance, developing focus and concentration, de-stressing and helping with sleep as well as maintaining a strong, healthy spine through a better posture. However, there are a whole host of hidden health benefits of yoga too. Here are…