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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 […]

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 […]

Easy baking recipe with few ingredients and easy for beginners

by anjayoga

Easy and quick baking with few ingredients I love cakes. I am not the best baker. You’ll never see me on Bake Off although I love watching the show and wish I could eat their creations. There is something magickal about how a bit of flour, sugar and butter can become something very tasty and […]

Pratyahara: sense withdrawal when in information overload

by anjayoga

Information overload and Pratyahara It’s easy to get overwhelmed by information overload. We are on our phones constantly getting news updates, social media posts and messages. We watch the news, listen to the news on the radio.  We absorb and digest all this information. All these sensory inputs. People are studying the effect on social […]

Wanting to run away from it all? Me too

by anjayoga

Wanting to run away from it all? Me too We may not be able to change our external environment. We can’t suddenly change a pandemic, a lockdown, how the government works or any other challenge in our life. We may sometimes feel completely helpless and just want to run away. Or hideaway. Sometimes we do. […]

Tennis balls, eye pillows and wedges… Why they may be useful

by anjayoga

Tennis balls, eye pillows and wedges… Why they may be useful There is nothing wrong with support. This includes your self-care and yoga or movement practice. In these times when we are practising movement and yoga online, it is especially helpful to have a bit of feedback using support or props. If you want to […]

Do I really need yoga props?

by anjayoga

Do I really need yoga props? The short answer is no. But I like using props. They offer excellent support and feedback. Of course, there are ways to adjust and modify without them however if you practise yoga regularly you may very well benefit from using these props. I thought it might be a useful […]

This experience called life

by anjayoga

Are you enjoying this experience called life? As I was promenading (aka going for my daily walk on the beach) a random person called out to me (is there such a thing as random?). He was sat on a bench rolling a cigarette (or perhaps a spliff) with a bottle of red next to him. […]