Change of Scenery

A change of scenery and routine can be refreshingly positive for body and mind: Having recently returned from Germany where I visited my Mom and sister for two weeks, I had time to reconnect with my heritage and family and also found time to just ‘smell the roses’ so to speak – literally, as our garden […]

Connecting the Dots

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards.  So (for the present) you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.  You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give […]

What is Yoga?

You may have contemplated that question in your head or you may get asked why you do yoga and what it does for you.  And you may be past the point where it is all about the physical aspects.  In fact, maybe you are at the point, where you actually don’t know how to answer […]

The Importance of a Teacher

What makes a good teacher?  My definition of a good teacher is someone who inspires by leading by example; someone who you can trust without being dependent on; and someone who instills the faith in you to move beyond your current limitations.  I was fortunate to encounter such a teacher during our yoga practice in […]

The Path of Least Resistance

Some of you may recall me saying that the body tends to follow the path of least resistance. Let’s explore this concept not only form a physical but also from a mental aspect: The path of least resistance is essentially the ‘same old, same old’:  Emphasising what works well and what you are good at […]

Evelyn’s Yoga Smoothie

Yoga Smoothie Ingredients: 1-2 bananas 1 apple 1 orange Small handful of pitted dates Small handful of raw almonds 1 heaped tsp chia seeds 1 heaped tsp spirulina, wheat grass or an alkalising Greens powder 1 small chunk or a few slices of fresh ginger A few slices of fresh turmeric Freshly-ground black or long […]

Yoga for perfect sleep

The effect of practicing yoga to promote restful sleep is well documented and as insomnia is a problem that the majority of people face at some time in their lives, a cure that does not rely on chemically-induced sleep is a welcome prospect.  Having a good-quality mattress and abstaining from caffeinated drinks and alcohol before […]

Yoga and Body Image

How many times have you looked in the mirror and said “You have a beautiful radiant smile, a wonderful healthy body and a charming personality.”? If this question leaves you with a doubtful expression on your face as you are not able to recall when you last gave yourself a compliment, welcome to the 21st […]