CategoryNutrition

goodbye summer food, hello autumn food!

The Fall Equinox came and went, and now cooler temperatures and less sunlight are the reality. As we move into Autumn, these seven fruits and veggies will give your health a boost and keep colds at bay! Rutabaga Rutabaga is a type of root vegetable and a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. Some classify it as part of the ‘ugly root vegetables’ but you’d be surprised at its nutrient and...

7 Food Myths Debunked

There are many myths about healthy eating. Marketing, trends, and misinterpreted research often generate confusion and contradictions. Here’s the truth behind seven food myths: “Gluten free products are good for you” Coeliac disease is an autoimmune diseases caused by intolerance to gluten. Only 1% of the population in the UK has coeliac disease. Still, going gluten-free has become quite the...

8 Reasons Why Yoga Teachers NEED Retreats

Going on retreat might sound indulgent to some, but getting away and deeper into practice can work wonders for yoga teachers. Whilst it can be difficult to prise ourselves away from hard-won studio classes or a busy schedule that took time and dedication to build up, the self-investment a retreat represents can work hugely to our favour when we return. Here are 8 reasons why you should consider...

9 Ways Diet Changes Your Practice

You want to increase your flexibility, get rid of an old injury or achieve a yoga posture you’ve struggled with? What you eat can make a difference. Here are 9 ways food can improve your yoga practice or any other physical activity: 1. Happy joints and flexibility Flexibility relates to the range of movement in your joints and the length of your muscles. The key to increasing flexibility is...

The Best of Online Yoga

Who’s Who and What’s What at 5 of the Internet’s hottest studios Whilst it’s true that London – like many of the world’s capital cities – has more yoga studios than ever before, it can still be difficult to get to class. With long days in the office, kids’ after-school rotas, socialising and the need for sleep/Netflix all vying for our time, the pace of modern life can get in the way...

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