How Can We Rewire the Mind?

This is a question from a lot of people who have been doing soul searching: how do we quiet the mind and free it? For me, the first point is to accept that we have unwanted/unnecessary thoughts. To do that we just observe the mind following the zen practice – just see what happens in…

Why Probiotics are Key for Well being and Mental Health

You may have heard incessenly about these substances, but not paying enough attention to their importance and difference it will make in your body. The Difference between Probiotics x Prebiotics   Probiotics are live microorganisms found in certain foods, specially fermented ones like the lactobacillus in yogurt, sauerkraut etc, that helps to improve and maintain…

The Aloe Vera Detox & Surprising Benefits for Gut Health

Used by the Egyptians as the ‘plant of immortality’, Aloe Vera has been an essential plant used in ancient medicine throughout the ages thanks to its healing and moisturising qualities for the skin, hair and body. We all benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe, from rubbing the leaf against a sunburn or scar, or…

The Moon and its Influence over our Lives

The Full Moon officially rising this Friday is widely known for its power over the earth’s water, by empowering the tides thanks to the moon’s gravitational force. As the human body is constituted of more than 70% of water – it is no surprise, yet debatable by the sceptical ones, the influence of the moon phases…

A Beautiful Union: Yoga & Essential Oils

Imagine walking into your yoga class and a gorgeous aroma fills the candlelit room.  As you take your place at the top of your mat, ready to begin your practice, you centre yourself, you take the first inhale and begin to move, and the aroma starts to work its magic… Not only are the senses…

An Honest Approach on How to Choose Your Style of Yoga

Continuing the series of posts about pursuing your heart’s desire, whether you’re looking to deepen your practice, shifting between styles or even considering taking a teacher’s training program; it can be daunting to choose between the many yoga styles and teaching methods. When searching for yoga classes you may come across many types: Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga,…

The Secret About Teaching Yoga

This is the beginning of a series of posts to help you to launch and develop your personal brand as a Yoga, Fitness instructor, Wellbeing influencer, or any field you want to leave your footprint. These insider tips will guide you through making a choice and establishing yourself based on an honest and down to earth…

Oh, honey!

Honey is sweet in so many ways… Here are 12 facts you want to hear about it. Sometimes referred to as “liquid gold”, its many health benefits and a deep cultural resonance, it’s not hard to see why. Honey is as old as written history, dating back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in…

Detox Yoga class for Sweaty Betty

Hey everyone, Around here we’ve been sweating off the winter blues with lots of yoga, stretching, plenty of water and exercise! This last weekend Dipa taught a Detox Yoga sequence for Sweaty Betty in Chiswick, and the cloudy Saturday morning didn’t prevent the students to come and enjoy a cleansing yoga class and some treats. Amazingly enough it became a beautiful sunny afternoon afterwards…   If…

Turmeric, The Golden Spice

Aka The Golden Goddess in India, this remarkable spice stands truthfully to its rising popularity among the western part of the world. Research after research has just been proving why the main ingredient in curry plays such a big role not only in Indian cuisine but also as a medicinal herb in Ayurveda. Above ginger, garlic, cinnamon and ginseng, turmeric is…