Tone your Vagus!

Posted on December 13th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog

The vagus nerve is blowing my mind right now. Here are 10 amazing facts about this incredible nerve:   it’s the 10thcranial nerve. It passes through the abdomen, diaphragm, lungs, throat, inner ear, and facial muscles   it’s the primary communicator between the brain, heart and digestive organs   When stimulated, the vagus nerve inhibits the nervous systems’ stress response   Proper stimulation of the vagus nerve can improve depression and anxiety, relieve inflammation, improve sleep, reduce allergies, and reduces stress…. continue reading »

cork yoga mat

Posted on September 7th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog

adventures with a CorkSpace Yoga Mat   I’ve never been one of these yogi’s that cares much about my yoga mat.   I can honestly say that in all my years of yoga practice, I’ve never actually bothered to invest in buying my own yoga mat. That’s not just because I get them for free as a perk of the job. Sure, I’ve been gifted free luxury mats (she says smugly) to trial out but in all honestly, I’ve never… continue reading »

ayurveda- yoga’s sister science

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog, food and nutrition, yoga philosophy

You could argue that the 3 wonders of India are Yoga, Ayurveda and Tea. This blog is about an exploration into the combination of the three. On a recent yoga teacher training, at break-time we served our yoga trainees a new delicious tea by a company called TeaIndia. The tea tasted good but even more appealing was the underlying wisdom that went into the herbal combinations of the teas. Tea India have created teas that are designed to work with your unique constitution, energy… continue reading »

10 ways to improve your sleep

Posted on March 16th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog, womens wellbeing

our modern, interconnected world causes a lot of stress and anxiety.  Busy schedules, work demands, and family obligations can make it difficult to settle down during the night. The release of tension and stress before bed can help you fall asleep and stay asleep so that you can get a full seven to eight hours of rest. Indeed lack of sleep has been linked to problems with mental health.  So here we’ve put together a list to help you find… continue reading »

my birth story

Posted on February 24th, 2018 by in pregnancy, womens wellbeing

So does the pregnancy yoga actually work when it comes to birthing your baby?! I would say a resounding yes! My online pregnancy yoga series have over 1 million views and I have been contacted by dozens of happy mothers reporting back with enjoyable pregnancies and positive birth stories, saying that they felt they have benefited from practising from my videos. “Hi Tammy! It felt like you were my companion of every morning at the end of my pregnancy, so I thought I’d share… continue reading »

drink your greens. a review of lean greens

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by in all-things-yoga blog, food and nutrition

Eating well and ensuring you get enough nutrients every day can sometimes be a challenge. I have always tried to make sure that I support my liver as best as possible because  I know that it supports my hormone health, immunity and general energy levels. I’ve always been a big fan of including green superfoods to my diet because they are an easy, quick and convenient way to pack in the daily necessary nutrients. I recently have been using Lean… continue reading »

1-month liver-boost plan

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by in all-things-yoga blog, food and nutrition

This one-month programme emphasises abundance and vitality from a natural whole food diet and held you ‘unburden’ your liver. It’s the job of your liver and kidneys to remove impurities from your body. They do this pretty darn well. Some people argue that detoxing is a myth because toxins are an inevitable part of life and the human body has the natural mechanism to detoxify itself. However, it is sometimes helpful to give the system a helping hand, especially because we are living… continue reading »

yogic shopping list

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by in all-things-yoga blog, food and nutrition

A yoga student of mine recently asked if I had any recommendations for meal ideas for a more ‘yogic’ diet. To which I replied, hmm……well, there is plenty written about ‘yogic diet’ within classical yogic scripture and it’s commentary. As a general rule, foods that are ‘light’ and ‘pure’ and thus easy on the digestive system could be considered as yogic. If you’re looking to expand your yogic meal repertoire it’s helpful to get your cupboards well stocked. Here are some ideas… continue reading »

10 signs that you need a yoga retreat

Posted on December 7th, 2017 by in all-things-yoga blog, latest news, yoga retreats

1 you don’t have enough time you’ll never have ‘enough time’. You need to make time. Your wellbeing depends on it! With constant stimulation and sensory overload, we keep ourselves busy  and scatter our time and energy thinly. We over invest in socializing which can be draining. It not only depletes us financially, but physically, emotionally and mentally. But there comes a time to say No. Sometimes we need to force ourselves to stop and slow down in order to move forward… continue reading »

why a 1-2-1 yoga session is ideal for you

Posted on December 7th, 2017 by in all-things-yoga blog, latest news

1-2-1 yoga is an ideal way to experience the benefits of yoga. Private, couple or group tailor-made tuition is the best way to meet your needs, intentions and your timetable. I have taught 1-2-1 yoga for many years to a range of diverse clients with different needs. One thing that’s for certain, is that the 1-2-1 context provides an optimal framework for effective results. I always take a student focused approach and make sure to adapt the tempo, intensity and level… continue reading »