Abundant ovulation

by anjayoga

We are exploring the journey of the lunar cycle manifested as the feminine womb and menstrual cycle. In this blog, we discussed why we bleed and now we are learning what happens when the inner winter of menstruation becomes spring. Springtime is when everything starts to grow, to flourish and bloom. In our womb, this […]

The monthly release

by anjayoga

The monthly release Why do we menstruate every month? And how do we look at our monthly bleed in Ayurveda? Well, our period is not the only event during our cycle. Throughout the month hormones are changing and we do not yet understand the full extent as to how these changes affect us. Our cycle […]

Premenstrual Pitta Powers

by anjayoga

Premenstrual tension and Ayurveda Before our period Pitta Dosha starts to increase according to the science of Ayurveda. Pitta is associated primarily with the element of fire although it also has the flowing qualities of water. Fire is about determination, focus, clear-sighted, ambition… We get hot-headed, less patient, and the fire of Pitta Dosha may […]

Periods and the moon cycle

by anjayoga

Menstruation and the moon Our periods (literally “interval of time” or “repeated cycle of events”) are connected with the moon. From the new moon to the full vibrant moon. Waning to the dark before it once again fills up. A journey that takes about 28 days. Just like our menstrual cycle. Or our lunar cycle. […]

Vaginal Steam: What is it all about and where to do it?

by anjayoga

  Vaginal Steam: What is it all about and where to do it? You can now enjoy yoni herbal steam rituals in Worthing, Sussex. So why would you want to steam your lady garden in the first place? Well, I first came across vaginal steams in my general interest in women’s and pelvic health. To […]

How often should I practise pelvic floor exercises?

by anjayoga

How often should you practise pelvic floor exercises? Although we might go (or have the intention of going) to the gym twice a week, practise yoga every morning or going for daily runs we never scheduled in time to exercise our pelvic floor. It is rarely part of any exercise regime. Except some practises which […]

The Sacred Pelvis and Creativity

by anjayoga

The Sacred Pelvis and Creativity It’s been a while since I have last posted a proper blog post. (Aside from previous personal blog post). But I have been busy writing. I have just launch a new course – all about our Sacred Pelvis. Online. With plenty of my writing. And with me discussing what I […]

On life and death. Dancing the Tandava.

by anjayoga

On life and death. Dancing the Tandava. One of my favourite asana (yoga pose) is Natarajasana or the Asana of Nataraj. Nataraj is another name for Shiva and translates something like: Lord of the Dance. This is the Dance of Shiva – the source of destruction, dissolution and death. Because from destruction comes creation, birth […]

3 Fantastic Skin Benefits of Yoga You Didn’t Know About

by anjayoga

3 Fantastic Skin Benefits of Yoga You Didn’t Know About When starting yoga, typical goals might be to lose weight or de-stress. But did you know that you can use yoga to achieve glowing skin? Everyone is looking for that glow that makes your skin vibrant and young. Most people will turn to salicylic acid and benzoyl […]

Soup Salutation: Mindful Eating To Support Your Yoga Routine 

by anjayoga

Yoga is a way of life and mindful eating should be at the heart of supporting your practice. Soups have been at the centre of Ayurveda for centuries for good reason; their ingredients can be tailored to bring an individual’s dosha into balance; they can also cleanse and calm. The ideal yoga diet is light, hydrating and packed with […]