The Asana Clinic: Trikonasana

For mental and spiritual awareness, intuition and connectivity, Yoga is the alpha exercise; after a brief abeyance to Pilates, in the early Noughties, it is once again the dominant antidote to manic, stressful, demanding living. Through Yoga, we are offered physical, mental and spiritual sublimation. Through the gentle, but challenging asanas we are offered the…

Asana Clinic: Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

The triumph of the human spirit knows no bounds – and neither does human stupidity; more specifically, my stupidity. Not usually one for self depricating abrogation, I am deserving of a bit of a verbal flogging rhetorical on this occassion! Today i reintroduced ‘Utkatasana’ (Chair Pose) in to my practice. This is a pose that…

When your heart isn’t in sync with your head

Our existence is a purposeful mystery – it can be marvellous, exhilerating and joyous; but it can also be tough. Being human is as much blessed, as it is cursed, with a multitude of hormones and emotions that fluctuate from one moment to the next. For us mere mortals, we are also equipped with an…

An Alternative Sunday Dinner: Vietnamese Curry 

I originally sourced this recipe on Hello Fresh UK’s app. I absolutely adore Hello Fresh as a company – their ethos and social goals ( to make healthy, exciting, fresh food accessible and realistic for busy people) are a breath of fresh air to a health fanatic like me!     As well as studying to…

The Asana Clinic: Balasana 

Today I was coerced into contemplating my role as a “child” and the significance my role has as I matriculate. Often, as is the situation I  find myself in today, the parent and child roles are reversed and we find ourselves acting preternaturally; the young becomes the rational authority as the parent momentarily adopts irrational,…

A Balancing Butternut Squash Soup

As mother Nature blithely taunts us with preternatural indications of an early Spring, quickly shattered by plummeting evening temperatures and gale force winds, we wonder if it was al just a disillusioned fantasy dreamt up out of desperation to leave the Winter months behind; or perhaps it is a subsequence of a winter rife with coughs…