Yoga and LGBT

First of all, let me start by saying that I very much respect the fact that the LGBT movement has to keep promoting their message. I also find it very sad that they need to do so. In the modern world where allegedly 2 billion people now practise yoga, why is there still so little tolerance around the gender issue?? ... Read More

The battle between the head and the heart

(Or: When your soul is calling) When I was a teenager, one of my favourite songs was ‘The Head and the Heart’ by Chris de Burgh (please don’t stop reading here!) As a soul-searching teenager, the song reflected very familiar feelings for me as it tells a tale that most of us know only too well, one where the brain ... Read More

The biggest secret to self-care

A new series on Netflix which shows the applied knowledge of Marie Kondo on clearing our living spaces is yet one more acknowledgement that our lives have become cluttered.  From smartphones to social media, to detox diets and beyond, many of us are drowning in a deluge of products and trends that compete for our attention. It seems that we are ... Read More

Turn off and tune in – my 5 favourite Podcasts

As I started to understand the value of my time with increasing work and family chores on my hands I started to love and appreciate the ease of tuning into a podcast, audio-book or spiritual lecture on my phone, while on the move. So today I would love to share my latest Podcast pleasures and Audiobooks with you. Get inspired, ... Read More

A short intro to Ayurveda

While many of us think of massages and wellness when it comes to Ayurveda, few know of the vastness of this ‘science of life’ (the translated meaning of the word Ayurveda) that it has to offer. When I think back on my personal journey with Ayurveda, I was initially fascinated and subsequently became overwhelmed by the vastness of the subject ... Read More

Why should I do a spring cleanse/detox?

Why you want to do a spring cleanse if the body can heal itself all the time - An ayurvedic perspective. The sun comes up. The air is getting warmer and I sense a spell of relief running through me. Ah - finally spring is on our doorstep. And while I am inhaling happily the joy of warmer days a thought pushes ... Read More

You think your instincts are working but is your intuition?

Personally, I’ve often struggled to discern between my instincts and my intuition until a year ago (see my story of Self-Love). In the dark days of winter, my asana practice would suffer, my eating and sleeping habits wobble, and I begin questioning myself: Is sleeping in to skip my pre-dawn sadhana (aka yoga practice, chanting or anything you do to ... Read More