Sahasrara, also know as the crown chakra, is the final energy centre we will explore in this series. Located at the crown of the head, this chakra is the seat of higher consciousness, connecting you to something ‘bigger’ than yourself. You may call it Source, the Divine, God, The Universe, or something else altogether. Before…

If you’re exhausted, stressed, anxious, irritated or agitated, hang in there because we’ve got 50 ways to help soothe your nervous system. Even before Coronavirus, many of us were spending our waking hours oscillating between fight, flight, freeze and please. Despite advances in science and technology, our primitive brains are still, very much, in charge…

Do you have a busy mind? Does your brain feel like a bowl of scrambled eggs?⁠ Me too! ⁠ ⁠ If you’re experiencing a gamut of emotions, your stress levels have skyrocketed and your mind is simultaneously scrambled and fried, you’re not alone. The good news is that your nervous system is doing its job!…

The one question I get asked again and again: Is yoga or Pilates better? In 2004 I enrolled in an 8-week Introduction to Yoga & Pilates course: 4 weeks of Pilates, 4 weeks of yoga in a frigid church hall in West Kensington, London.  As far as I was concerned, Pilates was a slow form…

I’m sitting here in a café. I’ve brought my own cushion to use as a backrest and a heat pack because lower back pain is a needy beast. Chronic pain demands unwavering attention, which I’ve given it for nearly two weeks. I’ve tended to it with physiotherapy, remedial massage, floatation, hot AND cold treatment, pain…

I’ve dabbled in almost every style of yoga imaginable: hatha, kundalini, vinyasa, hot, acro, blindfolded and even… nude yoga (just the once). These experiences have been interesting but my teaching style has been largely shaped by two more personal considerations: injury and anxiety Yoga selfies and the glorification of flexibility It started as a very…

There are so many benefits of gratitude. Gratitude sends happiness chemicals to your brain, which in turn soothes your nervous system. And when your nervous system is at ease, you are able to make better choices in all areas of your life. Even when life feels messy or awkward or painful, there is always something…

Meditation. Now, there’s a word with a whole lotta baggage. You probably know the many benefits. You have probably tried it… possibly more than once. You probably think you’ve ‘failed’… possibly more than once. I get it. Meditation, in its traditional form, isn’t for everyone, for the simple reason that it is a practice designed…

In our busy lives, it’s easy to get caught up in a constant cycle of doing. Continuously moving from one task to another we are, more often than not, on autopilot. Sadly, this lack of awareness is having a huge negative impact on an individual and global level. When we don’t make space to feel, reflect…

It took me five years to sing in front of my husband. Five whole years to get over my fear of singing in front of the human being I love and trust more than anyone else on Earth. Not only did I have an intense aversion to singing; I was scared to express myself and…

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