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How Naps and Mindfulness help your brain

How Naps and Mindfulness help your brain

I’m a big fan of the afternoon nap. Heck, I’m even a fan of the morning nap, if I haven’t had a good night’s sleep. 

Given a choice I’d have a nap every day. My hubby said the other day that he thinks humans are designed to sleep in the afternoon and maybe we are all so messed up because we DON’T.

Turns out he’s got a point...

7 tips to help you nail balance poses

7 tips to help you nail balance poses

Balance poses. SO many people battle with them. Not surpsising given most of us don't stand on one leg much. Or you know, stand much at all, and if we ARE standing we aren't standing plumb or using our bodies optimally. It stands to reason then that it'd be hard to pick a leg up with all this going on.

So, short and sweet, here are 7 tips to help you conquer those tree poses. 

And half moon poses. And all those other one-leg poses! 

Do your heels touch the ground in Down Dog?

Do your heels touch the ground in Down Dog?

And more importantly, SHOULD they?

I get asked this question a lot, and I guess it's because people are so often pictured doing down dog with their heels down.

So, if it's not to get your heels down, what is the goal of down dog?

Yoga for PMS (and Irritable Bowel Syndrome too)

Yoga for PMS (and Irritable Bowel Syndrome too)

We recently made 20-minute video of Nurturing Yoga for our YogAttitude Superheroes. (If you didn't get it, never fear, sign up and I will send it out again tomorrow, Thursday 1 Oct).

It's kinda funny that the poses people asked to have in their nurturing sequence were basically these 5 Yoga Poses for PMS - which work equally well if you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome because the basic idea here is that you are soothing your lower abdomen and helping elimination to happen as it should.