Karma Yoga – ” Completing selfless actions to reach a point of mental purification, oneness with humanity and inner peace” Something I feel strongly about is donating to worth while causes I have donated some time to a Children’s hospice in the Middle East called BACCH. It’s a really special hospital for children who … More Giving A Little BACCH
The end of a year teaching in Kuwait … More Farewell Kuwait
So, this is my first blog in a while (as you may or may not be aware). Why? Simply because I was battling ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), trying to overcome this illness whilst trying to start my life again and a new life in Kuwait. It was a bit too much to do those things … More Sorry To Keep You Kuwait-ing
I have been lucky enough to recently work with a client who suffered from very bad asthma. I am pleased to be seeing her asthma improve as a result of her new found love of Pilates and our private weekly sessions and it has brought back to my attention the real importance of breathing properly … More Pilates and Asthma
I have been trying to write this blog for five weeks… (five weeks)! At first I didn’t quite understand why I couldn’t write about my yoga school experience… It was incredible and I’d like you to hear about it, hopefully understand what it was like. So why couldn’t I write this down for you? Why … More Memoirs of a Yoga Student
I’m off I’m going to Indonesia to study Yoga at a deeper level Something about me: I don’t really stay still. I can’t even sit still. I’m always trying to stand on my head, move my body, or just my mouth (I talk quite a lot!). Maybe it’s because I live in a bustling ‘rat-race’ … More ‘She’s a Dreamer, She See’s Possibility Everywhere’
There’s something about carrying a yoga mat on your back that turns heads. I definitely get more attention when I have my yoga mat in tow. It’s a bit like having a wing man who can’t speak. He doesn’t need to. For some reason, He makes you worth looking at. He’s like that missing limb, … More Is That a Mat on Your Back or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Scapulohumeral Rhythm… Say what?! Move your shoulders. Well done. Now move your shoulder girdle… Exactly. I’m also confused. If you lifted your shoulders towards your ears then you would have moved your shoulder girdle, so that was a bit of trick question. My point here is that most people don’t realise that … More Are You Moving Your Shoulder Girdle?
If you’re like me and you follow people who promote a healthy lifestyle then I’m sure you’ve come across the word ‘mindfulness’. I’ve seen this word mentioned so many times that my mind has just stopped registering it. Just, yawn. I don’t read those ones. On the bus home yesterday I was chomping on a … More Another Article About Practicing Mindfulness…
Alignment, Alignment, Alignment… It’s SO important I spent a whole year in Pilates school, protecting my poor ears from my Pilates teachers shouting ‘SPINE’. Making sure your spine is in the correct alignment is the most important part of any exercise you do. Whether it’s Pilates, running, swimming, however you love to move your body; … More The Importance of Spinal Alignment and Understanding Neutral