Tree roots

Trees – real and in yoga

It’s National Tree Week here in the UK, from 26th Nov to 4th Dec, so now is an excellent time to plant a tree in your garden, or buy someone a tree for them to plant, or donate to charities who plant trees in the UK such as Trees For Life (who are restoring Scotland’s…

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 recommended by government

I just came across an infographic which recommends yoga as one of the types of exercise adults should be doing every week. This hasn’t been written by a bunch of yoga teachers, but is an infographic published on the Welsh Government website and quotes the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Guidelines. The yoga is under the…

Variety is the spice of yoga

Here’s a tricky conundrum: to improve in yoga asana we need to practise, practise, practise. Particularly with ones that we find challenging (which will vary, depending on the person), we’re unlikely to be able to physically manage them on the first attempt. Some asana might be achieved after only a few more attempts, others can…

Handmade toiletries

It can be very satisfying to create and then use your own handmade toiletries. I’d been thinking about attempting some for a while, and then came across some useful websites with tried and tested recipes. If, like me, you’ve tried all the natural/eco/vegan deodorants available (in the UK) for the last 20+ years and still…