Introverts and Extroverts are Handling This Differently….
The first time anything about our current situation really felt different for me was the day when they closed the gyms and yoga studios. Up until that point nothing much had changed in my day to day life – I was at home in between tours, and although I love going out in nature for
7 Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity
Maintaining a healthy immune system is incredibly important right now for obvious reasons. Whilst it’s hard to target a single system of the body (because everything is interconnected), there are certain things which have been proven to improve immune system functioning, some of which you’d probably expect, and others which may surprise you. As a
Useful Attitudes for Challenging Times
The Yoga Sutras of the great sage Patanjali are a treasure chest of helpful wisdom whenever life throws up its inevitable challenges. Meeting and resolving problems is what we, as humans, do – and we never actually get rid of all our problems (how dull would that be after about a day?), we just exchange
‘Why are you acting so small? You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.’
If I have a central message; a single thing that I want to shout from the rooftops and for every human alive to understand; it is this one. The message that you are stardust and life, and that there is nothing more required of you than to answer your soul’s calling to express itself in
Yoga Marathon – surviving and thriving through the 108
Last Sunday I took part in a yoga fundraiser for wild animals affected in the Australian bushfires. Around 50 yoga teachers from the Sunshine Coast region came together for a donation practice of 108 sun salutations with all proceeds going to WIRES, who rescue, care for and rehome native animals who have been injured and
From Viking to Tree-Hugger – the things that helped me on my journey to plant-powered living
Plant-based eating is gaining a lot of traction. Recent research shows that animal agriculture and mass fishing is simply not sustainable for a family of 7.7 billion people – rearing the beef for a single burger requires 2500 litres of water – and when you stack that up alongside the outstanding health effects of a
The power of ‘yes, and’.
One of my less appealing qualities is my desire to control situations and fix things. And people. Ok mostly people. Probably the most valuable lesson I learnt whilst training as a yoga therapist was the value of holding space – of simply accompanying somebody as they share their story and not leaping in to fix
I Hate Fear
Fear restricts, handicaps and even ruins so many lives. Fear is a bully and a terrorist. And fear has to be handled the way we handle bullies and terrorists: we don’t give in to them. It’s as simple as a decision. If you don’t want to be held to ransom by your fears, you have
A letter to my 20 year old self….
Dear baby-roadie, Tomorrow you are going to start work in the music business, in a PA company, for real money. (Not much money; but in fairness, you don’t actually know anything yet.) A good and forward-thinking man has persuaded his colleagues to take a chance on you, even though you look like nobody else in the industry,