Trying Zero Waste Haircare

Like many of us, I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of waste and in particular plastic waste, that I accumulate in my everyday life. I’ve long been a huge fan of Lush and their amazing environmentally friendly products. But for a while, I was afraid to try out their packaging free shampoo and conditioner…

Books About Yoga!

Whenever I read about yoga I feel as though I’m combining my two favourite things. However, there are so many books about yoga, mindfulness and spirituality that getting started can be overwhelming. I am a trainee yoga teacher and with so much to learn about anatomy as well as postures, pranayama and meditation, I wanted…

Written Meditation for Insomnia

I have suffered from insomnia since I was a child. I have periods of sleeping well and then during times of stress, excitement or sometimes when there is seemingly no reason at all, I will suddenly find it impossible to sleep. I have tried pretty much everything you can think of: melatonin, sleeping tablets, herbal…

How are writing and teaching connected?

Recently I have been going through a lot of soul searching. Partly it’s been due to leaving my job at a marketing agency and partly it’s because I have started training to be a yoga teacher and thinking more about my long-term aspirations. I’ve always been a writer. I don’t think you need to be…

How to set the scene for your yoga practice

Yoga is a fantastic self-care practice and it becoming ever more popular. Whether it’s practicing a few sun salutations each morning or a longer power yoga class, all yoga is great for the mind, body and spirit. One element of yoga that I really enjoy, is preparing for a really immersive practice. Sometimes at home…

Mindfulness | How to set kind goals

Goal setting is a really important part of my daily routine. I actually find that if I set a few goals for the next day, I can sleep more easily knowing that I don’t have to think about remembering everything that has to be done the next day. However, goal setting can become a hindrance…

Diary of a trainee yoga teacher |The First Weekend

Welcome to my new, ten month blog series all about training to be a yoga teacher! Over the next ten months I am going to be completing my 200hr YTT with Yomala at YogaTherapies. I want to share my experiences as I go, to hopefully help those considering YTT or who are curious about yoga in…

Lifestyle | Five Simple Ways To Be More Mindul

As much as mindfulness is there to improve our general wellbeing, sometimes it can feel like another thing to add to our to do lists. It can be another thing to feel guilty about if we don’t feel we’ve dedicated enough time to focusing on our own wellbeing. But mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated…