I Should Go Do Yoga....To Boost My Mood

FINALLY spring has sprung and the sunshine & blue skies are helping to keep my energy up…but it hasn’t been that way for the last few weeks. I don’t know about you, but my mood has been all over the place, so I have put together my favourite yoga postures for when I’m feeling a little bit grumpy, or down in the dumps. Because, let’s face it, the sun doesn’t always shine, and sometimes we need a little helping hand.

I highly recommend practising these while blasting out your favourite tunes…

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How To Take Your Yoga Practice To The Next Level

If you’ve been practising yoga for a while, either on your own at home or at a public studio you might have reached the point where you’re ready to step up. Maybe it’s to graduated from the level 1 or beginners’ class to a level 2 or intermediate, or maybe it’s just that you’re feeling like you’re ready to get something more from the practice.

There are lots of ways to enhance your practice, that DON’T involve forcing yourself into the splits, or risking injury from pushing yourself into harder postures.

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5 Signs You’re Living on Autopilot & How to Take Control

Living on autopilot is basically the opposite of being mindful. If you’re on autopilot, you’re letting your brain’s automatic function kick in for daily habits, thought processes and decisions and that means you can easily find yourself missing parts of your life, missing chances to learn or grow and getting caught in a spiral of the mundane. Here’s how you can tell if you’re on autopilot, and most importantly, how to take back control!

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How To Start A Journalling Practice

No longer just reserved for teenage girls and smelly backpackers, journalling is now widely accepted as a mindfulness tool to help us to become more present, peaceful & in tune with our thoughts & feelings. But if you’re not a natural writer, how do you get started? Here are my top tips for starting a journal.

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I Should Go Do Yoga....Post-Natal

I’ve absolutely loved teaching a small group of new mums and their little babies recently; it’s a private class so they have complete flexibility to take a break to breastfeed if they need to, or sooth the baby if s/he is fussy. Being a new mum can be hard & yoga can really help to give you some much needed headspace & a chance to get back in touch with your body & ease aches & pains. However, it’s not all that easy to keep going to public yoga classes when you have a baby, so I’ve put together some of my favourite post-natal postures for you to practice at home!

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I Should Go Do Yoga….To Prep for Headstand

Ahhh headstand, the king of postures. There are a lot of elements which go into a good headstand; not least of which is learning how to face your fear of being upside down. However, once you’ve built the right strength in the shoulders & the core, the rest should come with time & practice. Here are my top prep-poses for headstand; practice these daily to build up the strength & muscle-memory required. Scroll down to the bottom to see some do’s & don’ts for when you progress into the final posture!

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Can you choose happiness?

Ahhh the pursuit of happiness; ironically the root of misery, or a legitimate and easy choice?

You might have seen phrases or inspirational quotes flying around the internet centring around the idea that happiness is a choice; ‘Be Happy’ or ‘Choose Happy’, or ‘Today I Choose Joy’. I actually think I might be guilty of pedalling these ideas; scroll through my Instagram and you can probably see me encouraging my followers to choose happiness.

Of course, what I really mean, is to choose positivity; because it’s not possible to choose happiness. Or is it?

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I Should Go Do Yoga...For Runners

Whether you’ve been running for ages, or have put a couch to 5k on your 2019 resolutions list, it’s no secret that the hobby can leave you with tired, tight muscles, without the right warm-up & cool down. Incorporating yoga into your routine, both immediately before/after a run, and on your off-days, will help keep the muscles and fascia supple & healthy to keep you running for longer!

Here are my favourite yoga routines/postures suitable for all levels of runner!

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