Journey to Fitness

I used to practice just Ashtanga yoga and do little other form of exercise. I thought the intensive yoga each morning was enough, and there’s no doubt that it’s a very healthy thing to move and stretch and strengthen the body with Ashtanga yoga. But it’s not a complete form of exercise because it’s not […]

The 5 lessons I learned on my break from Ashtanga yoga.

I recently had to take a break of nearly six months off my daily Ashtanga yoga practice due to a mild yet recurring hamstring issue. Having been a strict and devout Ashtangi for a year (meaning 6-mornings-a-week practicing the same sequence by myself, day in, day out) this official break felt wrong and weird, like I […]

Why I’m Vegetarian

I believe the violence and suffering involved in the meat industry is quite horrific and utterly unnecessary. Too many times I have seen documentaries and video footage of the appalling treatment of live animals within animal farms and it literally makes me sick to my stomach. I cannot support this kind of cruelty when there […]

Naturcize – the key to feeling better!

It was a lazy Sunday – I had done very little bar morning yoga and a shower and as the afternoon wore on I became very unsettled, firm in the belief that by not being productive I was somehow wasting my one precious day off. Now a Buddhist monk may well have sat on his […]

It’s official – I cheated…

Yup – I cheated.  On the sweet love of my life… Sure, we’ve been going through a rough patch lately – I’ve not been as committed or attentive as I used to be. There are days I’ve woken up and been like, Oh God, I’m so not into you right now and then felt stricken because I […]

Yoga progress and snotty noses

As promised in my last post, I have to update you guys on my yoga progress so here it is: there isn’t much. My  ideals of getting up earlier with that water spray plan failed.  The first morning I just got out of bed, switched off the alarm and crawled straight back in again.  Doh! I did […]

Snuggly Sleepy Yoga!

I posted on my blog recently about how I seemed to have lost my daily yoga routine, that is to say, my disciplined six-days-a-week Ashtanga yoga practice. When writing in this, I thought that I had reached the point where it was now time to settle down and return to my mat each morning, time […]

I Am Here For You

I am here for you, with you every moment of every day. Your every wish is my command (though my requests are rarely your wish.) However hard you push me I make every effort to keep up. No matter what you put into me I deal with it as best I can (though it irritates […]

The 2016 Project: my little happiness-ritual

For Christmas, one of my brothers gifted me a small beautiful book called a Five Year Memory book.  On each page is the date of every day of the month from January through December, with five mini sections in which you are meant to write one interesting memory from that date over the course of […]

How to manage a hectic life without snapping!

How do you manage your time to feel as though you have some space in it when life gets pretty darn hectic and – as the old saying goes – there just “aren’t enough hours in the day”?  How do you prevent yourself from feeling as though you’re about to pop like a balloon blown […]