DIY Yoga Bolster (zero waste, with no sewing and 100% recycled materials!)

A homemade zero waste yoga bolster next to a shop bought version

My yoga bolster is my favourite piece of yoga equipment. I adore it. It gets used every single day for simple restorative yoga postures and meditation. And in the winter it doubles up as a draft excluder – I have a small house, I have to be practical 😂!

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

Can't Sleep, Won't Sleep? Tips for insomnia and bad sleep

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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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 our 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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Dru It Yourself: How To Simply Measure Your Hip-Width for Yoga

Measuring feet so they are hip-width apart for yoga and comfortable standing in daily life

Two easy ways to get your feet hip-width apart.

Hip-width apart feet is the basis of Mountain Posture, an incredibly comfortable standing position for yoga and daily life.

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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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Easy Yoga to Ease Back Pain at Home or in the Office

Man types on a Mac laptop in a cafe. Find relief for computer related back pain with yoga.

Do you have back pain?

If you do, you are not alone. Approximately 80% of us suffer from back pain at one point in our lives or another so I am going to take a punt that many of you will have had to, or will in the future, deal with this problem.

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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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The Times They … Changed

In July 2015 Lucyoga moved away from London. Wrapped up in a number of changes in my personal life, it was a difficult decision but a necessary one, to leave south London.

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How to Ease Back Pain Without Leaving Your Office Chair

Using Camel Pose, aka Ustrasana, to ease back pain in your (office) chair

Sitting down all day in the office can create a humped upper back as we lean over keyboards and stare at computer screens. We scrunch up in the middle and get a droop in the shoulders, leading to aching, stiff spines and quite often fully-fledged back pain.

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