If you don’t know what to do when you feel angry – here are a few of the ideas I have picked up over the years.
Difficulty falling asleep? Frequent night waking? Racing thoughts at night? Waking too early? Ruminating on problems and worries in the middle of the night? Chances are you’ve experienced one or more of these at some point in your life, and it’s safe to say you’re not alone.
You can find lots of articles listing soothing yoga poses to try before bed, and I’ll mention a few here too. But one thing that’s often missing is strategies for knowing what sort of yoga you need on any particular night, and based on the particular type of sleep problem you’re experiencing. So here are seven tips from me to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Start a home yoga practice and prevent back pain by moving your spine in all directions.
Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness give us valuable tools to overcome anxiety, by overriding the accompanying stress-related “fight or flight” response. Here are my favourite practices to cope with anxiety.
You’re feeling tired but wired, and all you can think about is sleeping, mindlessly watching TV, scrolling through your social media feeds, or stocking up on chocolate, caffeine, or a nice glass or two of wine. Sound familiar? It does to me.
Read on for a few ideas about how to figure out what you need rather than what you think you want (as well as an embarrassing insight into my occasional toddler-like tantrums!).
It’s National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday in November. Now, I know we’re all very much aware of stress – but there is less awareness about what the wider impacts of stress can be, and what we can do to support ourselves and others to deal with stress in healthy ways.
I use a variety of self-care rituals to help me feel happy and well. If you fancy doing the same, here are 5 things to think about.
Don’t get me wrong, I love sun salutations – the flow, the full-body stretch, the generation of heat and energy. They can make a great yoga practice by themselves as well as serving as a go-to sequence to wake the body up in preparation for a longer practice. But sun salutations are not the only option.
I’m not going to give you a list of reasons why it’s a great idea to develop a self-practice, or any inspiring quotes about motivation – I think you probably know all of that already. Instead, I’m going to share my top 5 super-practical tips for getting yourself on the mat…