Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness (to ourselves) Matters

Woman looking out to sea

Sitting and looking out to sea is high up on my list of self-care activities. For me, this is what kindness to myself looks like. What does it look like to you? What would soothe your soul right now?

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18 – 24 May 2020) comes right in the middle of one of the greatest challenges to everyone’s mental health that has occurred in my lifetime. The theme this year is Kindness and it struck me that right now, in this very strangest of times, that kindness really needs to be focused on ourselves.

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Practical and mindful advice to cope with COVID-19

Well, we certainly are living in strange times. And for many of us, there is a lot of concern and fear around the current situation with COVID-19, also referred to as Coronavirus. 

Health and wellness are at the core of Lucyoga. So I wanted to reach out to all of you with some practical and mindful information about how Lucyoga is approaching COVID-19.

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Review: Moon Journal 2020

The Moon Journal 2020: A Lunar Meditation Companion by Ingvild Skodvin Pretegård

As a yoga teacher, a Plant Spirit Healer and Reiki practitioner it would be fair to assume that journalling is a comfortable and well-used tool for me. But actually it isn’t! 

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Can’t sleep, won’t sleep? Yoga can help!

Woman practising Legs Up the Wall in a yoga studio

Insomina is a brutal condition. Sleep is beautiful, restorative and, all too often in modern life, an indulgence. And those who are getting too little sleep will know only too well how hard life becomes without it. Sleep can be torn away from us f…

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Ultimate Relaxation: Winter Bath Recipe

Having a lovely hot bath is one of my favourite ways to relax.

I adore it. Relaxation and self-care comes in many forms and for me a bath is always top of my list!

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Join my Facebook group and put your self-care first

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” – Audre Lorde

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How is Yoga Important When we Need to Change the World?

Hand emerging from water with a sparkler. How is yoga still important when we need to change our world?

Have you wondered if you should be going to your yoga class, or instead doing something about changing the world? About saving us all from the stupid and hurtful things that are happening?

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Breathe to Reduce Stress… with Alternate Nostril Breath

Autumnal leaves float calmly on water. Find calm with yoga breathing

Breathe. You breathe all the time, right? But now I’ve mentioned it, I bet it feels a bit weird. Are you noticing your breathing, now I’ve drawn attention to it? How is it? Is it calm and steady? Short and fast?

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Yoga, What is it Good For?

Lucyoga class doing Tree pose on a rooftop in Peckham, London

When yoga does more than just help you touch your toes…

There’s no denying that yoga has had a surge of popularity of late. Certainly, over the years I’ve been teaching I’m seeing more and more people are regularly practising yoga, which is amazing.

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Cool Down: Yoga Breathing to Cope with Hot Weather

Condensation on a bottle of water

How to Use Yoga to Cool Down

Summer is lovely. 

But sometimes it just gets a bit too much, the heat, especially when commuting, is intense and it can fray even them calmest of tempers.

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