Ayurvedic Yoga To Pacify Vata Dosha

One thing is for certain yoga and Ayurveda are here to stay. As a teacher, consultant and massage therapist, I can see there is little doubt in people’s minds about the incredible benefits these ancient well-being modalities offer. The key to success? Commitment. Get into a routine and tell yourself, “I am worth it.” Let’s…

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On the Fringe

With fringe festivals about to take place across the county, perhaps now is the time to start living on the fringe – to live authentically, writes Bernie Rowen-Ross. Here in East Lothian, we have seen advertisements for Fringe by the Sea. So many of us will experience the shows and events that Fringe by the…

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Ayurvedic Yoga For Summer

As we move through spring and out of Kapha season, we enter the Pitta dominating season – summer. In Ayurveda, we aim to find balance by harmonising ourselves with nature’s rhythms and patterns. Just as we change our clothes depending on the season, we need to look inwardly too. Our diet and lifestyle play a huge…

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Your Gremlins Don’t Live in Nature

With increasing numbers of people being diagnosed with stress, depression and anxiety, Bernadette Petrie says one of the key solutions is to spend time outside – whether it’s on the beach, in the water, in the woods or up a mountain. One thing I discovered when I began living by the sea is that I…

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Summertime – and the Livin’ is Easy

Three years ago, if someone told you that your life would change dramatically, you may not have believed them. But life has a way of springing surprises, some pleasant; some not, writes Bernie Rowen-Ross. In the summertime, our hearts often feel lighter, we have more energy, and most of us want to do more outside.…

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Revitalising Yoga for Spring

In Ayurveda, we recognise that spring is a Kapha time of year dominated by the elements water and earth. As we emerge, we often feel sluggish, now is the time to adjust your routine and get moving just that bit more. Moving helps increase circulation, heat, lymph flow and our life force energy. You can…

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