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The Greatest Gift Yoga Has Given Me

The Greatest Gift Yoga Has Given Me


As we continue to practice yoga, different things can arise for us. This is a deeply spiritual practice which is designed to awaken parts of us which may have become hidden in the hustle of everyday life. We learn ourselves on a very deep level, we learn the true nature of ourselves - not what we wish people to perceive us as, but rather, what we truly are in our heart. 
Recently in my own practice, and just in everyday life, I’ve been contemplating the idea of attachment to the self, something I have consistently come back...


Yoga for Sciatica

Yoga for Sciatica


I've unfortunately suffered through sciatica for years. When it's bad it can be pretty debilitating. Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is compressed, generally due to tight muscles sitting on the nerve. The sciatic nerve is the biggest in the body and stems from the lower back all the way down the legs. 
Yoga can help of course, the main thing is getting to know your body and know where the nerve is being affected. For me, it can stem from my piriformis or further up in my QL. Either way, it's incredibly painful and limits my range...


Yoga for Digestion

Yoga for Digestion


A lot of factors can play a part in your digestion; mainly the types of food you eat (fibre deficiency is pretty common) and the amount of water you drink. Without both of these main components (fibre and water) we can have issue with properly digesting our food. On top of that, factors like stress can affect our organ function, in some cases there may be food intolerances or other underlying issues - I’m not going to write about disease here but no doubt in some rare cases there can be something more sinister at play with digestive...


Is Social Acceptability Ruining Us?

Is Social Acceptability Ruining Us?

The theme of social conditioning is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. How we aren’t really open and honest with one another on a daily basis, instead we project an ideal of how we wish people to perceive us. On a recent trip away I was in a cafe with some friends. When the waiter came over to serve us we asked him how he had ended up in Portugal. He was completely open and honestly it was slightly shocking (in a good way) to have someone be so real on first meeting them. He said he’d done...


Kombucha!

Kombucha!

My kombucha brewing process started fairly recently thanks to my old friend Alice, who told me exactly what to do and provided me with a scoby, so Alice if you're reading this-muchas gracias!

Ive tried some varying recipes and at the moment I'm loving green tea and mint leaves. So refreshing and light.

what you will need:

-a scoby

-tea bags

-sugar

-large glass container (with no metal edging and a removable lid)

-tea towel and elastic band

-whatever flavours you want to infuse it with (e.g. Ginger//lemon//mint etc)

-glass bottles

First of all, measure out the amount of water...