Ginger truly is a wonder ingredient. It’s so versatile and can be used to make a whole host of delicious goodies such as ginger cake, biscuits, ginger beer, stir fry…the list goes on. Not only does it taste amazing, but it packs a punch in the health benefits department too, so it’s no wonder it has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a huge range of illnesses and ailments. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer so it is great for reli
Pranayama (breathing techniques) is such an important part of yoga practice. By connecting with the breath we can quieten the mind, lower stress levels and manage our energy levels more effectively. Generally speaking we only use around 10-20% of the capacity of our lungs and by practicing pranayama we start to use our lungs at their full capacity. One pranayama practice that I often include in my classes is Nadi Shodana , or alternate nostril breathing.
Nadi being Sanskrit