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Essential props for your yoga practice

by anjayoga

Do I need props for my yoga class? Essentially no. I don’t think we *need* props. Yoga, movement and flow are ways for our body to express itself and for us to explore being in our body. It’s not about fancy leggings, expensive yoga mats (sometimes no mat feels much better!) or a whole lot […]

Christmas gifts for yoga friends

by anjayoga

Gift guide for yoga friends It’s that time of year again and I thought to share some of my favourite products for your inspiration. Most are yoga and ayurveda related. Most are inspired by your request for tips on yoga mats, clothes etc. Some of the links offer special discounts for you, some offer me […]

Periods pants and organic period products

by anjayoga

Periods pants and organic period products Seriously, period pants are just such a great invention. They are so easy to use and they feel very secure. I have been using a selection of WUKA period pants and the reason they work (according to the website) is that “Each pair of WUKA Period Pants has a […]

Vaginal steam: how to do a yoni steam at home

by anjayoga

How to do Yoni steam or vaginal steam at home Yes, I know the first question may be: but is vaginal steaming even safe? We’ll cover some of that in the blog in a moment. Pelvic steams (as I like to call them) have been done in many cultures across the world. There are other […]

Yoga during the menstrual cycle – yes or no?

by anjayoga

Yoga on your period Not doing any exercise on your period? Or do you carry on as usual? There seem to be two groups of thought on exercising or practising yoga on your period. Either don’t do it – it’s bad for you. Or keep your usual exercise regime – no reason not to. Both […]

Stop and Smell the Roses

by anjayoga

Stop and Smell the Roses Daily aromatherapy rituals with essential oil skincare The other day my husband came into the living room and I became aware of this beautiful, warm floral and calming aroma. The scent that arrived made me smile, it felt soothing – and it changed my mode. Just the aroma. Aromatherapy. He […]

Menstrual cup and period pants

by anjayoga

Menstrual cup and period pants And how to cope with your period It’s my time of the month. And actually, I feel fine. Absolutely fine. I feel different from a few days ago. Very different from when I’m ovulating and in my follicular phase. But it’s all fine. It’s fine because we are cyclical beings. […]

Being brought up to live in fear

by anjayoga

Being brought up to live in fear even if it is so ingrained that we don’t think of it that way As a girl, I was brought up knowing the world was a dangerous place. I was told we should really play in groups rather than wandering off on our own. That we shouldn’t speak […]

Groundhog day and feeling low

by anjayoga

Groundhog day and feeling low It can be challenging to find enthusiasm and initiative or even just a little joy when every day seems the same. I had so many conversations the past couple of weeks where people (including myself) have expressed how this 3rd lockdown has been so much more challenging than the previous […]

Stewed apple recipe for an Ayurvedic morning 

by anjayoga

Stewed apple recipe for an Ayurvedic morning  Stewed spiced warm comforting apples, this is now my new breakfast ritual. And I love it. You might have seen some of my stewed apples on Instagram and been inspired to make your own. But if you need a bit more inspiration here is a recipe you can […]