breathing practices

Different breathing practices (pranayama) in yoga


A very interesting experience a couple of weeks ago after my weekly lunchtime class at the Nuffield Health gym at Deloitte in Reading.  A chance conversation gave me the opportunity to use my growing yoga therapy skills to offer some help and suggestions to a lovely young man who was about […]

running a half marathon and improving our health with a ...


If you have read my cat yoga: Mrs S – a light in my heart  post, you will understand there has been a big change in the feline world in my home.  Mrs T has been grieving the loss of her sister, Mrs S, in the early part of the summer and […]

cat yoga: Mrs T returns to her yoga practice


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In Hatha yoga, we practise postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama). If you practise regularly, you may be familiar with the balance, Tree (Vrksasana), so I’d like to offer some advice from a tree… stand tall and proud go out on a limb remember your roots drink plenty of water […]

advice from a tree



Not the most flattering photo, I know, but evidence of my teeth after my last visit to the hygienist! I don’t know about you, but I was brought up to look after my teeth and regular trips to the dentist and hygienist have helped me to do that. I view […]

yoga and the dentist


“I am the one and only” In the summer of 2015, I was in the car and dear old Sir Terry Wogan, whose light still shines bright in our hearts,was talking to Chesney Hawkes   This inspired me to write about Chesney and yoga. If you’re old enough to remember back to 1991 […]

I am the one and only – Chesney Hawkes and ...


One of the other traditional things associated with this time of year is spring cleaning. You know the sort of thing: when we go for the “big” clean at home, move all the furniture, turn out cupboards, throw things away that we no longer need, etc, etc.  We clean up […]

yoga as spring cleaning