September 14, 2018

Is it possible to have your cake and eat it? It seems so.

At one of my Menopause Yoga workshops a woman called Leyla told us about Menopause Cake, which is said to contain everything you need to prevent, or lessen, menopause symptoms such as hot flushes. As a cake-lover...

September 14, 2018

We all know that what we eat affects our general health and wellbeing and as we age we need to eat a healthier diet with less sugar and unsaturated fat. But for women going through menopause (peri and post) there are so much more to be aware of.

What we eat, how we...

September 4, 2018

MENOPAUSE YOGA POSE 1: Downward Facing Dog/ Adho Mukha Svanasana.

Some of the main symptoms of menopause are anxiety, irritability and a feeling of being overwhelmed. In ayurvedic terms, women going through this stage in life become more Vata and often describe it as fe...

September 3, 2018

My experience of menopause:

I went through menopause early aged 45 (the average age is 52). I remember feeling lost and confused about what was happening when I started missing periods, had hot flushes in the daytime, sweats at night, insomnia (waking at 3am!), headache...

May 2, 2018

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup (80 ml) toasted and peeled hazelnuts, chopped coarsely (see note)

8 small courgettes, mixed colors if desired (about 1 3/4 lb./800 g)

2 tbsp (20 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp (5 ml) top quality balsamic...

May 2, 2018

Mudras, help to focus the mind during your yoga and meditation practice. In yoga classes we mainly use the hand mudras, including these: 

  • Prana mudra: Middle and index fingers remain extended while the little finger, ring finger and thumb touch. It is believed to in...

May 1, 2018

Practicing dynamic yoga regularly can make us feel stronger, more flexible, and more focussed. But if you delve deeper into the yoga philosophy, on which the physical practice is built, you’ll gain immeasurable insights into your Self.

One of the core yoga philosophy te...

November 3, 2017

November, 2017 - BOOK OF THE MONTH:

'AT HOME IN THE WORLD' by THICH NHAT HANH

"Teaching is not done by talking alone, it is done by how your live your life. My life is my teaching. My life is my message."

I'm not a Buddhist by religion and I've come late to reading Thich...

October 31, 2017

Winter is a time of turning inward as the dark nights close in and our thoughts naturally focus on home.  Where, and what, is home to you?

The dictionary defines it as ' a place where a person lives permanently' - but doesn't home mean more to us than that? Home has bec...

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