Stress and Relaxation – effects of cortisol on the body and mind

Hydrocortisone, or cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands and helps us to cope with everyday life from regulating blood sugar levels to keeping our metabolism balanced, helps with immune system as well as influencing blood pressure. However, cortisol is also know as the ‘stress hormone’ and when we overdo it, our body finds it … Read more

Let your Light Shine

Dear Yogis and Pilates Friends I am so grateful to you all for your support and love in my Yoga, Pilates and Meditation classes. I started   Sadhana Yoga & Pilates in 2004  to share mindful movement and  breath  with all bodies and any body so a huge thank you for realising my vision. With Christmas coming  … Read more

Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation I have been brought up with the principles of Yoga to try to find compassion, love and kindness in all but trust me even Yoga Teachers can get stressed. Find the time to do what you enjoy. Take a warm bath with lavender oil, listen to music and dance, read a book, but better … Read more

Dear Yoga and Pilates Friends

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If you’re feeling a little post Christmas blues try these 4 things 1. Mindful movement be that going for a walk, yoga or pilates move your body ?? ? 2. Eat clean – know what at least 90% of the ingredients are in in your food rather than packaged processed nonsense ?  3. Drink water /herbal tea water ? … Read more

Gratitude Jars

  Dear Yoga and Pilates Friends   I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and peace and blessings to you all for 2019 I have had some much need sunshine in Sri Lanka   and as wonderful as my holiday was I  am very grateful to be able to start my 14th year … Read more

Cleanse from Within

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  Many of us view cleansing as a form of suffering – from depriving ourselves of certain foods, to extreme fasting whereby we can only ingest juices and not much else. But cleansing is essentially a form of letting go and starting from within. We can cleanse without the need to banish, to suffer nor … Read more

What would Bruce Lee do…Jnana Yog

 Many of us come to Yoga through the path of the physical body, to get fitter, be stronger – many of us however don’t realise nor understand the importance of working from within – using the philosophies of Jnana Yoga (Yoga of knowledge), Pranayama (breath practices) and Meditation . My background (British born Bangladeshi) and … Read more

Don’t Look Back

I spoke to one of my students turned Yoga Teacher today and she mentioned that she doesn’t understand the philosophy of Yog. She prefers to play it safe and teach posture with some breathing, theres nothing at all wrong or right in that, that’s the path she has chosen to follow and like all paths … Read more

New Beginnings

Mother Spring is starting to shower us with her rays of warmth bringing us out of a state of hibernation towards a period of awakening and hope. I know that the weather is shifting yet again, but there is a freshness that is starting to find its way in, from the new buds opening their … Read more