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…

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…

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…

Yoga in London has grown exponentially in recent years. There are new yoga studios popping up in all corners of the city, as well as enthusiastic yoga teachers running classes in their homes, in gyms, church halls, schools and parks. Even garages are being put to good use! The word of yoga and it’s benefits…

The 8 limbs of yoga refers to the work of Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras. This text was designed to act as guidelines on how to live a life of purpose, following a step-by-step path to enlightenment. It includes how to act morally and ethically with self-discipline and towards a spiritual existence. These 8 limbs of…

Meditation and mindfulness are both tools to help you to access inner peace. Although practicing meditation and mindfulness are essentially working towards the same goals, there are differences too. Mindfulness is generally an awareness of our outer life and meditation is awareness of our inner life. Combining the skills of mindfulness with meditation on a…

The Ashtanga yoga primary series is the first of six Ashtanga yoga series. It’s Sanskrit name “Chikitsa” can be broadly translated as Yoga Therapy. The aim of this primary series is to heal and purify the body and prepare your mind for the more advanced levels of Ashtanga. Whilst postures in the other five series…

Yoga is a fun and creative way for kids to stay healthy, get to know their bodies and interact with other children their age. Some yoga poses for kids will even be recognised by them from their natural play. Bridge pose, Cat pose and Happy Baby pose are just a few yoga moves that are seen regularly…