Over the last few months I have had two big ‘failures’. Here’s what my yoga practice has taught me about how to deal with them…Read More
Crow pose (or bakasana) is my favourite arm balance, and despite how it might look, the easiest arm balance for beginner yogis to work towards. The feeling when you first catch air in this posture is amazing, and I still remember the moment I did, some 3 years ago!
That said, it’s not an easy posture, by any means, and requires a lot of upper body and core strength to really stay safe and comfortable. I’ve put together my top prep-postures for working your way up to practising crow. Start with a simple warm-up: some cat-cows and half sun-salutations and then you can get started!Read More
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.Read More
A 45 minute, no-arms flow! This is perfect if you have shoulder, arm or wrist injury and cannot bear weight, or if you simply want to rest after one-too-many chaturungas! No planks, no downward-dog….Read More
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!Read More
So unless you've really nailed the whole 'work-life balance' or 'prioritising self-care' thing (which by the way, I urge you to try and do!) finding time to do yoga can be hard. I get it; until you adjust your mindset to make it your priority, it ain't going to happen, but that's OK!
To help people just like you I've put together a few basic yoga postures which you can do any time during your work day (they'll take you about 10 minutes all together) which will help ease back, neck and shoulder tension and keep you feeling refreshed and energised!Read More