How Yoga Can Help Battle Depression

by anjayoga

How Yoga Can Help Battle Depression Yoga is often the first complementary activity recommended by doctors for anxiety. So powerful is its effect on the stress hormone, cortisol, that it is currently used in numerous therapeutic settings across the globe – including centres for substance abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety. Recent research published by researchers at the […]

Food Recipe to Nourish

by anjayoga

  One Pot Nourishing Meal I always advocate eating kitcheri. A simple meal that is easy to digest and therefore fantastic for the digestive system. And according to Ayurveda a healthy digestion is the foundation for good health. (You can have a look here for the recipe). Basically it’s Mung dal and rice with various […]

Balancing in the wind and stormy conditions

by anjayoga

Balancing in the wind and stormy conditions Why can we balance so easily one day. And then the next there is no co-ordination? Or perhaps balance is your thing, your favourite part of any yoga class. Something that comes easy to you. Or perhaps you hate any of the balancing yoga poses. Finding them challenging […]

My top picks for Black Friday

by anjayoga

My top picks for Black Friday It’s that time again where our inboxes and social media feeds are full of “the best ever sales”. And here are my top picks for this weekend sales (if you are tempted). Get started on your Christmas shopping and get 20% off all our gift from Neal’s Yard Remedies. […]

Tapping + unblocking your blocks

by anjayoga

Being self employed and working for one self can bring up plenty of self doubt and challenges. It is also very rewarding. As yoga teachers we love what we are doing. This is why we do it. Very few yoga teachers earn what you could easily earn in a “normal” job. But it can also […]

Stay warm and cosy

by anjayoga

Stay warm and cosy Ok, so today is actually really cold and windy. So I gathered something nice, warming and cosy – it’s definitely a few bits to create hygge! Warming fleeces from Sweaty Betty, warming massage oil with essential oil from Neal’s Yard Remedies and a sip of ginger tea – all helping us […]

Retreating

by anjayoga

Retreating I just got back from teaching a yoga + ayurveda + culture retreat in Sri Lanka. This is one of the perks of being a yoga teacher: having the opportunity to travel and share your yoga. The reality of yoga teaching It is of course not all so glamourous. The reality is that you […]

How To Organise a Stay-At-Home Yoga Retreat

by anjayoga

As I am preparing to head off to host a Yoga, Ayurveda + Culture Retreat in Sri Lanka here is an offering for those who won’t be joining me. (Yes, you can still get that last minute flight, book and  join me here). Thank you Sally for contributing this feature. How To Organise a Stay-At-Home […]

Autumn Pleasure

by anjayoga

It is autumn. The season of transitioning from summer to winter. Where the weather is so changeable and the days are getting shorter. The leaves on the trees turn from green, to yellow, vibrantly red before they fall. In Ayurveda changeability is one of the qualities of Vata Dosha. It is associated with the elements […]

The Importance of Slowing Down

by anjayoga

The Importance of Slowing Down Today, many of us are constantly jumping from one task to the next. Our agendas are filled with things to do and appointments, and yet we’re barely present during the day to remember what we did in the evening. Days, weeks and months simply fly by, but we don’t even […]