With the uncertainty and anxiety around Covid-19 many of us will be finding it difficult to get a good nights sleep. Depriving our bodies in this way can affect our health. Many of us will try to make up for it by drinking caffeine and eating sugary snacks, which in turn prevents us from being able to sleep, creating a vicious cycle. This is how I used to be before I changed my lifestyle, but it’s easy to slip back into old habits, especially with the added pressures we’re all experiencing at the moment.
As you may already know, this week is Mental Health Awareness week. Whilst we're all adapting and trying to manage our stress levels during this unprecedented time, it is vital we take care of ourselves both mentally and physically. To mark this week, I've put together this short 8 minute body scan that can help connect your body and mind.
If you’re craving something sweet but looking for a healthier option, these gluten and dairy free biscuits are great and can be rustled up in minutes! Cinnamon is a good anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant ingredient and can help balance sugar levels. Delicious eaten with a cup of cinnamon or ginger tea. Ingredients 250g ground almonds ... Read more
I’m feeling very grateful to have been given the opportunity to write about the benefits of yoga in this months Sevenoaks Sports & Wellbeing magazine. Click here to read the article. Thank you to everyone who contributed by sending kind words about how you benefit from my classes. I would have loved to include all ... Read more
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