What a weird time.
With UK infection rates of coronavirus increasing by the day, and new and more severe government guidelines being put in place to keep us safe, the impact of the pandemic is beginning to be felt... by us all.
Whether it’s professional or personal, we all experience rejection at some point in our lives and it can take a long time – months, or even years – to recover. Vogue provides advice to help expedite the bouncing back process… Marilyn Monroe was told by modelling agencies she’d have more luck as a secretary; Michael […]
While meditation is not a replacement for therapy or other interventions for prolonged sadness or depression, research has shown that a regular meditation practice can help increase happiness and decrease irritability. It also shows promise for improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress, and enhancing self-awareness—all of which are potential mood boosters. How can meditation help with sadness? All these […]
What a weird time. With UK infection rates of coronavirus increasing by the day, and new and more severe government guidelines being put in place to keep us safe, the impact of the pandemic is beginning to be felt by us all. In addition to (completely natural and normal) fears and uncertainty over the physical […]
We’ve all heard of yoga and meditation (bit of a given if you’re here on my blog) but for those who are looking for something a little different to help them through periods of stress and worry, I’ve got you! Below are my 5 favourite, slightly more esoteric, methods that I turn to when I’m feeling […]
Meditation is the practice of focusing the mind and developing awareness to help achieve clarity and calm. It is widely recognized for its incredible benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep and concentration, and increasing overall happiness. There are many styles of meditation that offer different ways to redirect your focus and attention. There’s not one […]
If you consistently wake up feeling compassionate, enthusiastic, and ready to conquer the day, your vibrations are soaring high. On the other hand, if you’re feeling bored, stuck, and generally blasé, then chances are your vibrations are low and it’s time to check out these 15 easy ways to raise them back up. 1. Meditate. […]
My motivation here is simple: if you haven’t yet tried Yin yoga, I want to convince you to do so by the end of this feature. The most common response I have after teaching a Yin class is, to quote one student: “This is the yoga I’ve been looking for forever.” But as its founder, Paul […]
In his 2014 book Art as Therapy, philosopher Alain de Botton postulates that visual art can offer us solace, hope and reassurance, in the same way music has long been thought to do. “The point of art in general is to offer therapeutic assistance,” he writes, “It should help us to better endure and enjoy our […]
(Artwork by Anna Jay) In the increasingly socially pervasive worlds of yoga, meditation, healing, spirituality et al, the word ‘chakra’ pops up quite a bit. Great, if you know what it means; less so, perhaps, if you’re not sure (it might easily be a new superfood or trendy gym class).So here’s a beginner’s guide to […]
In the competitive world of spiritual seekers – I kid, but only a little – “sweat lodge” has fast replaced “ayahuasca” at the top of this summer’s most-frequently-overheard-in-the-yoga-studio-changing-room list. (Other notable highlights include: “Does this crystal make me look fat?”) But what is a sweat lodge anyway? Let’s start with what it’s not: a sauna. […]