Top 10 Tips to a great night’s sleep

We all know we need a good night’s sleep to perform optimally at work, in sports and in our relationships. Preferably 8 hours a night. Why? Sleep is the body’s time to repair it’s internal organs and tissues. Make new skin cells and allow our brain time to process and make sense of the days […]

Yoga at Home – a guide to cultivating a home yoga practise, 5 top tips!

For me it wasn’t until I managed to establish a daily (or mostly daily) yoga practise that I saw a real change in my body, my abilities and my mind. In fact as soon as I got into the habit of doing even just 10 minutes of yoga a day I found not only a […]

Relax yourself into wellness- the beautiful gifts of Yin Yoga

April 9, 2018     Karen Lawrence Yin is an increasingly popular style of yoga.  What is it that so many people are finding so powerful about it? Why is Yin yoga so very helpful in our busy, stressful lives? Calming the mind chatter Practicing Yin yoga helps calm the mind, quietening the constant chatter we all seem to […]

Ten things to worry about on your way to a yoga class

Maybe it looks like everyone else just floats along to yoga all chilled and happy.  But I can’t believe I’m the only one with some worrying little niggles.  What are the yoga worries we all secretly share? 1. I look absolutely terrible in lycra – it reveals all the wobbly bits I spend my life […]

Yoga and The Universal Sound: Aum

Aum: the sound of the universe Music, sound and chanting are embedded into the art of learning the ancient sacred yoga texts, and for me as both Iyengar Yoga teacher and professional singer/composer the connection is profound. Sound is vibration and the source of all creation I first discovered the the importance of vibration through […]

What is self-care – and why does it matter?

Anyone who has been to my classes or just spoken to me in general might be able to pick up on the fact that I am big into ‘self-care’. But you might ask what does this mean, really? To me self-care is actively choosing to take some time for yourself, to do something (anything) that […]

Which Style Best Meets Your Needs?

The huge range in different types of yoga available means there is certainly a style that will suit you, no matter what your requirements! If you want to relax, you’re covered. If you want to stretch out tired muscles, you’re covered again. And if you want to connect with your inner self, you’re certainly catered […]

The Ujayii Breath

What is the ujjayi breath? The ujjayi breath (ooh-JAH-yee) is translated as the victorious breath. It allows us to breathe in a controlled manner. It is a deep sonorous sound that increases the movement of the diaphragm and lengthens the spine. The soft consistent sound aids the consistent flow of the breath and helps to […]

Retreat – Revive – Re-Alive!

So you want to go on a retreat.  But do you want to retreat?  What is the first thought that takes your mind, catches your imagination when you look at those sunny pictures. The fun that you and your New BFF will have whilst attempting to balance as a Mighty Warrior on a Stand Up […]

The Importance of balance in an Ayurvedic ‘foodstyle’.

I dislike the word diet; in fact I’d go as far to say I loathe it. In today’s society it is used to cover far too many bases in our everyday eating habits and then there’s the dreaded use where people go ‘on a diet’. This is why I’ve invented my own word ‘foodstyle’ combining […]