Browsing All posts tagged under »Yoga«

Singapore salutations & mindful planning

July 2, 2011


A few days ago, on my last day in Singapore, I spent a very lovely morning with my sisters and mum at yoga.  We arrived a little late, fell in the door like naughty school girls and immediately lifted the tempo in the room to all-round smiles and animated chatter. Our mats were alongside each […]

From bud to bloom

May 7, 2011


A fabulous pool party last night meant I woke up without the usual spring in my step, raring to run and eager to expend energy. Instead I felt in dire need of an injection of therapy in a more luxurious setting and an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Enter my destination for the day […]

Chill @ Chill

May 4, 2011


Once upon a time I had a full-time office job (the memories still haunt me!) and the office in question was on the 11th floor of Al Shatha Tower, Media City. Fortunately, on the 9th floor, was a beauty salon where Bea, a fantastic masseuse, would pummel and pamper me at least a couple of […]

Saluting the moon

April 19, 2011


Another yoga class I hear you cry? Yes and no, my reply. This one was Full Moon Yoga at Al Qasr’s Talise Spa; possibly one of my favourite destinations in the world for feeling utterly spoilt and pampered. And every month they have a Full Moon Yoga class. Except this one wasn’t really a class, […]

Power to the pelvis

April 17, 2011


I’ve just been to another yoga class, this time Fertility Yoga at Zen Yoga in Dubai Media City. Is there no end to the obscure yoga variations on offer now? It seems not, but when you think about it, it’s not even remotely obscure either. Yoga full stop has many benefits that are conducive to […]

Monkey magic

April 16, 2011


I had heard great things about Artistic Yoga and have fancied trying it for ages but not until this evening had I checked it out. And despite feeling agitated and slightly jaded today, thanks to a great party and one too many vodka jellies last night, I can honestly report that for a full hour, […]

Ironing out the kinks

April 5, 2011


It’s no secret that yoga is great for running … any high impact, intensive sport really, but I find running in particular benefits, thanks to the improved breathing, alignment, posture and balance that yoga brings. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s a pretty great antidote to life full stop, the day-to-day […]

Meditation for virgins

March 28, 2011


I’ve been reading a lot about the importance and power of meditation recently. And following recent lesson-to-learn number one when I turned up at DXB airport two weeks ago only to find I had booked my non-refundable ticket for the month previous and then yesterday, lesson-to-learn number two, when I lost my only car key, […]

Sweat & stretch

March 3, 2011


Earlier today I went to Bikram Yoga at Club Stretch and it was fab. I went occasionally when I first arrived in Dubai. Clearly, moving to the sandpit at the onset of the summer swelter wasn’t challenging enough for me! But since, my intentions to return have come to nothing as it’s a bore lake […]

Stretch & respect

February 19, 2011


Following a fabulous run this morning, pack on back and tunes blaring, I went to the Media Rotana for a yoga session taken by the lovely Christina Jackson. Christina is a friend of mine, an absolute treasure, but this was the first time I’d been to one of her classes … and she was just […]

Yoga Flow

February 16, 2011


… is all about the journey not the destination The other morning I went to a great class at the Palm Beach Club in Muscat … Yoga Flow. It was much like lots of other yoga classes I’ve been to but the teacher Debbie, was a treasure and three things she talked about I’ve been […]

All Praise for Pranic

December 11, 2010


After chatting with my friend Barbara at a party the other night, when she seemed to be almost sceptical about my regular visits to the chiro and physio to work on my back injury, she asked me round to her place for some Pranic Healing. And whilst I knew this was something to do with […]