It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 18 to 24 May. This initiative, by the Mental Health Foundation, helps to put mental health in the spotlight and encourage people to consider their own wellbeing. Yoga and mindfulness have been proven to help with stress, anxiety and even ease depression.

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…

I went along to the Om Yoga Show London on Friday and Sunday and had a great time! Alexandra Palace, dubbed by Londoners as “Ally Pally” is an amazing venue. If you haven’t been before, the views from outside stretch across all of London and the gardens below are filled with lovely autumn colours at…

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…

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