The Yamas: Yoga and Social Justice

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

Find the balance: acceptance and discipline in your yoga practice

A balance of acceptance and discipline is vital in our yoga practice. Too much acceptance and you might never get on your mat. Too much discipline and you start pushing yourself to the point of burn out.

How to strengthen the vagus nerve for wellbeing and resilience

A few weeks ago I introduced you to the vagus nerve. Read on to find out about the signs of a weak or strong vagus nerve and how make this nerve as healthy as possible to keep us happy and resilient in the face of life’s stresses and upheavals.

Gunas and Doshas: How to balance your energies with self-compassion

Do you ever feel anxious and agitated but don’t know where to start to find calm? Or tired and depressed to the point of not feeling able to move? Here’s how exploring Doshas and Gunas helps me find balance with self-compassion.