I have tried writing this blog post many times, but each time it becomes far too long and starts to resemble the first draft of a novel! Here I’ve tried to give a small insight to my own panchakarma experience which I did for the first time over Christmas 2019 and the turn of a …

Preparing my food for work or travel is really important to me. There are many reasons for this and below I’ll discuss the main three. WASTE Buying food out and about leads to waste. Obviously if you’re buying take-away food then it comes in single use packaging, but even if you’re eating at a cafe, …

The koshas are a key aspect in yogic philosophy that help us to understand the science of the self. There are 5 koshas which can be thought of as layered casings of the body; sheath over sheath encasing the soul. Iyengar describes the koshas as lampshades; only when they’re lined up in perfect harmony can the …

These past couple of weeks I’ve been saying yes. Yes to walks, yes to spending time with others, yes to visiting waterfalls, yes to afternoon exercise (when I created a story in my head that I only exercise first thing), yes to going on boat trips, yes to road trips, yes to eating out, yes …

Have you ever noticed what happens in your physical body when certain emotions arise? These feelings are meant to move through us; instead, often we allow them to bunch up inside of us, crystallising tension, fear and anxiety into real physical knots.  One of my favourite ways to untie unnecessary knots in my body is …

Christmas is pretty funny when you really think about it; what was once a religious day (and of course still is for many) is now more of a consumerist concoction of over-doing and over-indulging. What’s beautiful about Christmas is that most people get to have a break from their work, which may be stressful and …

Who doesn’t love a good nut butter?! Except those poor people that are allergic to nuts (the horror!); if this is you then substitute the almonds for sunflower seeds to make an almighty seed butter, totally delicious also. You can buy so many varieties of nut butter these days, made different according to the nuts …

I think we probably all have our own ways of either mindlessly reacting or mindfully responding to feelings of anxiety. This is often the time we will turn to our vice: eating/drinking/smoking etc but by doing this, instead of actually facing the cause, we are merely masking the uncomfortable effect. When we actually focus on …

This homemade scrub is a luxurious way to treat all of your senses. Creating your own body products is a fun and sustainable hobby to enjoy and allows you to delve further into ritual, based around self-love. When you smell and feel this scrub, you know it’s time to tune in, connect and make time …

In yogic philosophy, we are taught that everything in the material world is governed by these three gunas; that includes the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the music we listen to and even our own being. Sattva Sattvic equals ‘goodness’. This is the light guna that we can feel in the expansion of …