I am starting the year of classes with a strong theme of the chakras; the first week will be the root chakra, Muladhara. This is a combination of two Sanskrit words - “root” (Mula) and “base” or “support” (Adhara) and it is the first of the seven chakras. Although the chakras are part of the subtle body and not the physical, the area in which Muladhara is situated is around the coccyx, the pelvic floor at the base of the spine.
Have you ever stepped onto the mat feeling frenzied or worried and after the practice walked off feeling a little lighter? Biologically speaking, you will have mustered up some endorphins to improve your mood (since it feels pretty good to move your body) however, ancient yogis and many teachers would reason this to how yoga and breathwork can unblock channels and pent up energy, allowing it to flow freely.
My memories of school, ages 5-18, are almost entirely wonderful. I made friends for life, messed around with them, became netball captain, tormented teachers, became teachers pet, wore too much eyeliner, realised I loved geography, realised I hated PE, chased boys like nothing else and rolled my skirt up one too many times like any other grammar school girl.
Another food blog post for you guys! Considering the day, I figured it would be rude not to.
Protein balls, bliss balls, energy balls - whatever you choose to name them - are no new creation. They've been a popular snack in the health trend for a good few years now; Deliciously Ella has brought out her own branded recipe to supermarkets and Vlogger, Sarah's Day has done the same for online sale.
Pinch punch, it's the first of the month. Thank the lord that we are leaving gloomy January! But whilst we are still in the cold Winter season, I thought I would share something (a recipe) with you that has been long awaited by those who attended my Christmas Yoga Event on the 2nd of December.
I so love going to and teaching group classes; there is an energy, a vibration that comes from a group of people practising yoga together in the same space. A private class is not better or worse than a group class, but they are different and as a student you will gain different things from both.
In my last year at University, coffee was part of my daily ritual where I would take myself to the local Costa/Starbucks, drink my soya latte and spend six hours straight glued to my laptop #CrazyUniLife. Before that, coffee was never a necessity, nor something I even liked that much. Over that year I developed a routine in which I felt most productive, and an absolute non-negotiable essential of that routine was my 10am caffeine fix.