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 Benefits of Yoga for Runners

After the success of the London Marathon last weekend, many athletes and amateurs gave their maximum to accomplish their goals; which may have caused many post training injuries… It is said by health coaches the pain runners feel doesn’t come from the running itself, but from imbalances running causes when not done properly. Yoga’s internal practice draws…

The Healing Power of Gong Meditation and Yoga

The gong is a sacred ancient instrument used for thousands of years as a way of healing, rejuvenation and transformation. It is considered a sound therapy ainding in relesing tensions and breaking up emotional blockages in the body. At Ganesh Grove Yoga Studio Katie and Michael lead a Restorative Yoga and Gong Meditation class: A unique blend of both therapeutic and…

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…

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…

The Power of Visualisation

Lately we have been hearing a lot about visualisation and law of attraction. Many famous people like Will Smith and high level athletes use it to achieve their dreams. I try to apply it through the ancient yoga sutra principles of meditation and mind control. If you see yourself truly in your dream then your mind consciously…

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…

Iron(Wo)Man Marathon #1

A yogi’s practice, fuel and food for the body and soul Namaste everyone, I am planning a half iron man for the first time and I thought it would be interesting to share how I am training, what I am eating – from a vegetarian and yogin point of view -, and what I wear to…

Video: Nadi Shodana Pranayama

As part of the sleeping series, this breathing exercise helps to calm the mind and release fears and anxiety before going to bed. This exercise is all about equilibrium, as it balances each side of the nostrils, the brain and the body. From a physical point of view, it unblocks the sinuses – as you can…

Sleep and Yoga: How does it work?

I get a lot of feedback from most students saying “some days I can sleep and others I just wake up and cannot go back to sleep”… When I ask them why, the answer is ‘I am stressed or I feel hot or I don’t know why’. Usually sleeping well is a combination of several factors: physical fatigue,…