Dancers' Pose

As ‘Strictly’ fever sweeps the nation, and we move from Len’s famous ‘sev-en’ into the nines’s and 10’s, the celebrities start to look like real dancers.  But what makes a dancer’s posture so distinguishable?  We asked ex-dancer Jeni Howland – now Somatics and yoga teacher – to shed some light on this question.

That poise and elegance that a dancer has, comes from years of training the body, but here’s a selection of hacks for getting the graceful glide of Anton or Oti:

Pea Soup Recipe

This super simple recipe came out of having a big family meal where there was an entire pan of peas that were left-over. It's simple and delicious and nutritious!  

Me Too: Yoga for Trauma

There are many books and articles and sources of information about how yoga can help trauma, my goal here is to offer a few exercises that are simple and easy to integrate into your everyday life. I hope these ideas may lead you to looking deeper into how yoga can help you.

Survey: What Yoga Workshop appeals to you?

Can you help me? There's an opportunity to win a doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil!!
In Autumn this year I will be running a series of yoga workshops and I'd love to know what themes you'd like to see. These workshops will involve a series of weekly classes at Clerkenwellbeing, London. If you'd be interested in attending these workshops then please answer these questions.

Spring Clean Your Life

In London, the blossoms are coming out, the birds are tweeting, the sun is warming and we all take a deep breath! During my Teacher Training course, my Yoga Teacher, Randall O'Leary of Jungle Yoga said "Make Space for Magic" and this has been my motto ever since. In order to allow great new things into your life, you have to make space: let go of that which no longer serves you. 

Here's 5 things you can do to Spring Clean your life today.

Natural Pain Relief

Pain can be debilitating and demoralising and sometimes we need to opt for a pharmaceutical pain-killer such as paracetamol or ibuprofen etc. But these can have significant side effects on your mood, sleeping patterns and digestion as your liver battles to break them down and rid the body of the toxins. Here's some natural solutions to combat pain. 

How To Sit Still: is meditation even possible??

Meditating is often described as taming the monkey mind: we each have a giddy monkey chattering away in our head. When we meditate, the "goal" is to start to control the monkey mind, calm the waters, find the space between the chatter and expand that space. 

But on occasion, an attempt to meditate can turn your chattering monkey into a crazy drunken monkey being chased by a swarm of bees! Worry not! Surely even Buddha had days like that!?! Here's 5 tips that have helped me and may help you too.