"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf!"   How are yoga and surfing related?   The best training for surfing is surfing. However, it demands a lot from the body and can tighten-up, and close-off, specific areas in the body. In particular pressure is...

On June 21st, the Sun reaches its highest altitude of the year on the summer solstice. The colloquial term "midsummer" refers to the day on which the solstice occurs. And as far as NEW BEGINNINGS is concerned it is the most auspicious date of the year! Recently, I have...

8 Easy ways To Eat more Fruit and Vegetables   The British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week this year is on 11th – 15th June.  This week is all about raising awareness for the charity, and how to eat more healthily, and thanks to this, live a better...

Yoga for Cycling   Yoga is a fantastic complement to cycling. It can help alleviate sore muscles, strain, and the tension created through cycling. Over the years I have taught many competition cyclists one on one, including international sports people, and Iron Men. Yoga for cycling benefits include: ...

Every 29th May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF), celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and initiates a yearlong, worldwide, public health campaign through more than 100 WGO Member Societies which reach over 50,000 individuals worldwide. Over just the past few...

For the 22nd year running the nation is heading to the depths of the garden shed, ceremoniously removing the plastic cover and welcoming back into the garden the beloved barbecue, for National BBQ Week. From the 28th May to 3rd June 2018, up and down...

To understand others is to have knowledge; To understand oneself is to be enlightened. To conquer others requires strength; To conquer oneself is even harder. (Lao Tze)     In my last few blogs I explored simple and practical ways to attain a robust mind and body through seasonal...

I loved waking up this morning and making my Sunday Morning Wheatgrass Smoothie! Did you know that 1oz of wheatgrass juice has about as much nutrients as 2.5 lbs of vegetables?     Wheatgrass has become one of the worlds most widely used heath foods. It contains chlorophyl (nature's...

Do you want to be meat-free?   #NationalVegetarianWeek 14-20 May is the annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle.  It is setting out to prove that going veggie is surprisingly simple, and tasty. National Vegetarian Week   Being vegetarian is not only good for the environment,...

Digestion is the keystone to good health. In our busy modern-day lives, however, it’s often the last thing we have time to consider!   Using Yoga techniques and Yoga tricks we can influence digestion in many ways. Here are a few ways to jump-start your digestion: 1. Try...