Screenshot from the game

Quick yoga computer games

Some people like yoga, some people like computer games, and some people like both! If you like yoga but not computer games (me), here are two very quick little computer games which you can play and have a giggle. They have been created by the same developer, who wrote one of them in a time-limited…

Cat sleeping on bags

Review and refresh

Familiarity and comfort are very nice: we know what to expect, we like it, and it’s often easy or simple to stick with what we know. But, as all the best self-help articles and books will tell you, sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone, take stock, and review what we’re doing…

Nettle plant

Spring nettle soup

With spring slowly coming to Wales and the UK, it’ll soon be time to think about foraging for greens to make the delicious nettle soup. ‘Nettle soup?’ I hear you cry. ‘That’s just crazy.’ It may sound odd, but it’s actually really tasty, and good for you – the ancient Greeks and Romans used nettles…

Yoga pose

Twists and fishes

Last week in the intermediate class we focused on twists: lying, sitting, kneeling and standing. I don’t know why, but I love twists; I just find them very enjoyable. The benefits of twists are outlined in this brief article and include digestive and spinal benefits. If you want to look up some twists there’s various…

Teddy bear in shoulderstand pose

Supported shoulderstand and variations

Feeling a bit jaded with your classic straight up supported shoulderstand (salamba sarvangasana)? Last week in my classes we looked at shoulderstands and several of the variations you can do. For the gentle/beginners’ class the options were: legs on a chair (lie flat on the mat, calves resting on a chair seat) legs up wall…

Autumn trees

Giving something back

A few years ago I decided to donate some of my annual income from teaching yoga to different charities. I’ve chosen various ones over the years, including some local animal rescue charities, as well larger ones such as Badger Trust. My two most recent donations cover my love for animals and my love for trees and…