All posts tagged: Aromatherapy

Autumnal Escape ~ Yoga & Relaxation

15th October 2016, 4pm – 6pm Join Zone In Yoga and Black Dog Living for a gentle 2 hour nurturing autumnal escape at the beautiful Harmony Centre at Ashley CofE School. Nourish your body with a 60 minute slow-flow Yoga led by Hannah, focused on rooting down and connecting with the earth. Indulge your senses with a 45 minute guided relaxation led by Lauren, using essential oils picked for the season.   We’ll finish the session with some spicy warming chai and wholesome sweet treats. Tickets are £25 in advance. To confirm your place please contact Lauren or Hannah: Hannah – zoneinyoga@hotmail.com / 07767 391324 Lauren – Lauren@blackdogliving.com / 07763 135146

Reasons to be healthy, 1…2…3…or Bending over backwards for health!

This is Lupa the Immortal.  Well, technically speaking this is an offspring of Lupa the Immortal, my sourdough starter which came in to being in the very early days of writing this blog (read more in ‘Sourdough, the worlds slowest bread‘).   Lupa spends most of her time in the fridge, slowly fermenting… sometimes she’s really active, bubbling away, being fed and nurtured, and sometimes she’s so forgotten, that when I come to her she needs a little TLC before she’ll produce a healthy offspring… The reason I’m using my bread as an analogy in a post about health is two-fold.  One, that (if you read the original blog post you’ll see) I prefer to cut out the additives, preservatives, bulking agents and sugar that many commercial bread products come laden with, and make my own bread instead.  And two, that I see this simple sourdough starter bloom when nourished and cared for and fade when it’s needs are not being met.  It reminds me of how I so often feel.  It’s only been through …

5 Tips to Soothe You Off to Sleep…zzzz…

Whether you’re still buzzing from a busy day, or twitching from too much TV… Here are some go to tips to help soothe you off to sleep… 1 )   B a l a s a n a   ( C h i l d ‘ s   P o s e ) This one works for me almost every time.  The gentle pressure on the forehead encourages the back of the neck to lengthen, and it’s possible that’s where there’s a lot of held tension, especially if you’ve been sitting at a computer for much of the day. Physically the body ‘closes down’, curled up in a comfy, supported ball gives the brain a signal of ‘safety’, that’s a good condition to encourage sleep too! Top Tips:  Ensure the balls of the big toes are touching Place a pillow between the hips and the heels if they don’t comfortably meet DON’T put pressure through the knees, try something different if it hurts. DON’T squish the baby (not for you if you’re pregnant) Experiement with draping the arms …