If you’re angry and you know it stamp your feet (and 9 other top tips)

If you're angry and you know it | Peach YogaIn my toddler’s Sing and Sign classes we learnt a version of the “if you’re happy and you know it” song which addresses all the big emotions: if you’re angry and you know it stamp your feet; if you’re sad and you know it have a cry; if you’re tired and you know it go to sleep, and so on. I love it, because it’s a great way to teach children about emotions and also how to express them – a lesson we adults could do with reminding ourselves of. Continue reading

The Yamas: Yoga and Social Justice

The Yamas: Yoga and Social Justice | Black Lives Matter | Peach Yoga

The world feels pretty upside down at the moment: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, George Floyd’s death in the USA and subsequent uprising against systemic racism, to name but a few of the huge issues facing us across the world.

Wondering what all this has to do with yoga? Here’s an introduction to the Yamas – the ethical codes guiding our interactions with others.

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2019: Trust in action

copy of all shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be wellIf you’ve never tried choosing a theme for your year instead of making resolutions, I can highly recommend it. I’ve been doing this for several years now. I love how:

a) it sets a general positive intention (rather than resolutions which are often about restricting something or punishing ourselves in some way); and

b) it can shape your year in unexpected ways (rather than resolutions which you often either succeed or fail to keep). Continue reading

Will yoga make me happy?

Will yoga make me happy? | Peach YogaYou’d be forgiven for thinking that yoga is all about making you happy, being positive, and looking on the bright side (well, either that or having a workout, but that’s a topic for another time). You might even find yourself thinking you must be doing it wrong if you’re still getting stressed/anxious/sad/angry etc.

But here’s the thing. Yoga is about becoming present and at ease with your deepest truest self. And that includes ALL the emotions, thoughts and feelings swirling round your mind and body at any given time. Continue reading