Benefits of Yoga Retreats

Going on a Yoga retreat can be an extraordinarily beneficial – even life-changing – experience, but signing up and then turning up can be scary. Here are my thoughts on the benefits of Yoga retreats and how to choose well so you can minimise pre-retreat nerves and make the most of your precious me-time. Pre-retreat…

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Self-Care - Women's Yoga Retreat Norfolk

Amid the never-ending demands of our busy lives, it’s so very easy to end up always putting our own self-care at the bottom of our to-do list. We feel like we just don’t have the time and hope we’ll somehow get away with it. And when our energy plunges, our stress levels surge and our inner world rebels…

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Fire Horse 1966

My Chinese zodiac sign is a Horse. More specifically, I’m a Fire Horse, being born in 1966 (the 5 Elements cycle through the 12 zodiac signs, so each pairing comes up once every 60 years). The Fire Horse is not a popular symbol to be born under in Asia. That is something of an understatement.…

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Cherishing Womb Wrap

Haramaki: Keep Your Middle Warm to Stay Well As the weather gets colder, I’m taking more and more care to keep warm in my core. I know that staying warm here is the secret not only to feeling toasty all over, but also to feeling comfortable, supported, energised, creative and strong. One of my favourite…

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Fire Element, Heart and Women's Health

Do you ever have days when you wake up feeling especially bright, happy, energised, out-going and confident? More ready than usual to take on the world and get things done? If you do, then you are experiencing the ‘Fire’ days of your own energetic – and, perhaps, menstrual – cycle. In the Chinese Five Elements,…

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It’s not easy in the modern world to inhabit a human body in a way that nurtures self-love, well-being and empowerment. There are so many things – from abuse, trauma, illness, disability, discrimination to media images of ‘perfection’ or just a thoughtless comment – in childhood and later life that disconnect us from the essential,…

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International Women's Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018: What has Changed in the Past Year? On the face of it, it seems like a lot has been happening on gender equality since International Women’s Day 2017! I wrote then that the time had come to bring real and lasting change to redress the world’s deep-seated gender imbalance so that…

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Five Elements and Our Inner World

This is Part 2 of my ongoing Five Element series. Read Part 1. How am I today? I’m feeling a bit energetically wobbly. My eyes are mildly stinging, my insides feel contracted, I’ve got a lump in my throat, I’m a bit stuck in getting started on writing this, I’m sensitively tearful and I noticed…

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International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Bring Real Change At January’s Women’s March, millions of people stood up globally to demand change, to demand respect and truly equal rights for the women of the world. On International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th, women will make themselves heard again (one proposal is to join an International Women’s Strike…

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Whether you are just interested in fertility issues or are trying to conceive, I highly recommend that you sign up for this year’s Fertility Focus Telesummit, a free online event running from March 8-14th. The telesummit, organised by fertility therapist Sarah Holland, has been developing over the past few years into an excellent event, with talks…

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