There are so many benefits to using props such as blocks, bolsters and belts. They can completely transform your practice making poses that may not have been accessible to you before feel more spacious and stable. Using props isn’t just for beginners but for seasoned yogis too. It wasn’t until I started using props ... Read more
As well as following an anti-inflammatory diet and doing yoga, I keep a five minute daily journal and it has transformed my mental wellbeing. Being in chronic debilitating pain day after day, month after month can lead to depression and impacts your mental health. It sounds ridiculously simple but taking a few minutes to note ... Read more
I always start my day with a pranayama, a breathing exercise, even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes. I also turn to this practice when I’m experiencing bad pelvic pain. When we’re in pain we don’t breath properly and often we’re not even aware of it. By tuning into your breathing and taking deeper, fuller breaths ... Read more
Since changing my life by eating anti-inflammatory food, I’ve maintained an unrefined sugar only diet. This has only been possible by healthy alternative treats like these delicious turmeric biscuits. I use turmeric wherever possible in food and it works well in this recipe from The Modern Baker.
I often turn to this drink as soon as I feel discomfort in my pelvis and whenever I’m having an endo flare up. The anti-inflammatory ingredients can really help take the edge off the pain and it’s a great caffeine free alternative to tea in the morning. Why not give it a go? You ... Read more
After being diagnosed with stage 3 Endometriosis I had a surgical procedure to remove the disease. This was performed via keyhole surgery, known as Laparoscopy and was a success. However, despite being expected to make a full recovery and become pain free, the symptoms continued. My consultant told me to be patient and allow time ... Read more
Things to remember Breathing (Ujjayi breath) Breathing is your body’s most vital function. You can survive without food or water for days or even weeks but only a matter of minutes without breath. Breathing is part of everyday life, but is often overlooked or forgotten. Ujjayi or Ocean Breath can improve your ... Read more
Yoga is thousands of years old There’s a lot of hype around Yoga at the moment but there’s more to it than being just a trend - it’s been around for thousands of years and there are many, many benefits to practicing yoga regularly. There’s so much to explain but let’s start with the ... Read more