Women’s Health

It’s when we are out of balance that we become ill, anxious or overwhelmed.

Yoga is about being in balance – keeping our mind calm and our hormones working in harmony.

As women, it is important that we maintain equilibrium, which is why yoga practices are such a wonderful addition to our health.

Each major stage of our life – puberty, pregnancy, post-partum, peri-menopause and post menopause – highlights our need for balance. This section will deal specifically on women’s issues and how we can maintain balance – and encourage optimum health and wellbeing.

Feeling very-peri…

Feeling very-peri…

Feeling very peri… For a long while I’ve been unsure – am I or aren’t I?   Is my sporadic sleeplessness and occasional anxiety due to my role as social secretary to my three kids, could my brain fog be down to getting older? At 2.22am this morning I had an epiphany which is probably obvious… Continue Reading

date and wild orange caocao bliss balls

These date bliss balls are absolutely divine – easy to make and have no added sugar to a really health blast of energy. Dates are particularly good if you are pregnant – one study found that women who ate six dates a day in the four weeks leading up to their due date had shorter… Continue Reading

Healthy autumn brekkie – dairy and gluten free!

Not sure about you, but I am constantly on the look out for interesting breakfast ideas and I’ve just discovered a delicious recipe which I’m loving right now. I do love bread, but my body doesn’t like it much, so I have been experimenting with lots of different gluten and wheat-free breads and have recently… Continue Reading

Gluten free Hummingbird Cake

I just LOVE this recipe given to me by my lovely yoga student, Anita. It’s gluten free (but also diary and nut free). It’s so easy and quick to make and it tastes fabulous. All my kids will eat it (which is a massive bonus) although sometimes I have to hide it from them so… Continue Reading

Why these oils are essential!

Ok – I admit, I’m a convert. I feel as if I found a secret club and then discovered it wasn’t so secret. Hoards of women (I’m sure there are some men, but I am yet to find them) are espousing the virtues of these plant extracts on their blogs, diffusing exotic blends in their… Continue Reading

Essential oils for pregnancy

Spotlight on Wild Orange and Lavender  Essential oils are plant extracts – highly concentrated and a natural alternative to help support your health and wellbeing.  It is always best to use caution and common sense when using oils during pregnancy – make your mantra: less is more!  Don’t ingest the oils and always dilute the… Continue Reading

5 reasons why you should do pregnancy yoga

Actually there are so many more, but here are five pretty good reasons why you should do your body, your mind and your baby a favour and book into a pregnancy yoga class. I’ve been teaching for 16 years and think it is the best way to start your journey into motherhood… enjoy!  1: Connection… Continue Reading

quinoa and fig bliss balls

Ok – so these bliss balls (despite tasting delish) were actually a narrowly averted kitchen DISASTER! I was busy making my lovely friend and fellow Yogi Alexi Pallpratt’s quinoa, fig and chocolate slices for my Mums and Bubs yoga class, when I glanced up at the clock to discover I had just ten minutes to… Continue Reading

Meditation for beginners

Meditation is the ability to focus on one thing only – to allow your inner chatter to fall away, leaving a sense of deep stillness and inner calm. It is also the way to find the path to your inner self.  Some people see it as a “coming home” a way to connect with the… Continue Reading

Katie’s Lemon nut-free bliss balls

These are delicious, easy to make and perfect for kids lunchboxes as they are nut free. They also contain lemon essential oil – an antioxidant which is up-lifting, so great for the winter blues. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of dried apples 1/2 cup of dried apricots 1/4 cup of sultanas 1/2 cup of cranberries or goji… Continue Reading