All posts tagged: Yoga

5 reasons to go on a yoga retreat

Even if you have never stepped foot onto a yoga mat before, there are lots of reasons to pack a bag and immerse yourself in the ancient practice of poses, breathing and meditation for a few days with no other distractions. I did just that at the end of last year – I packed a weekend bag filled with stretchy sweat pants (thanks LuluLemon!), a re-usable water bottle, some body-fitting comfy tops, a yoga mat, a swimsuit for good measure and headed for Chiang Mai in Thailand. This particular yoga retreat was organised by The Yoga Room, an intimate yoga studio in Hong Kong, and taught by the gorgeous, stretchy yogini Nora Lim. It was a four day retreat held at  The Pavana Resort  – a holistic resort with great vegetarian food and spa (very important!) Here are my top five reasons why everyone should find a retreat, make the time to go and indulge in yoga, meditation, pranayama and yourself : You practice yoga every single day – sometimes a few times a day. If …

Ditching the guilt for a Happy Twenty Fifteen

While we’re easing our way into a new year and thinking of what 2015 may bring,  I’ve decided to concentrate on a resolution that I started over 10 years ago that became a passion and turned into a deep lifetime love – the practice of yoga. With two young kids and a busy life it’s not always easy to fit in ‘me time’ and I seem to always find something else that ‘needs’  to be done and so I sacrifice yoga to do these other ‘important’ things. I want to feel rooted, grounded and balanced, to grow from that solid grounding and be able to follow dreams and ambitions without fear – to surrender to each moment and jump with arms wide open grabbing every opportunity. If you have never done a yoga class I encourage you to try one, it could be the beginning of an awesome love affaire. Or if you too have skipped a few practices while trying to juggle everything else along the way, I hope you find the time to make space for yourself and …