VASISTHASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Strengthens and stretches the wrists Strengthens the arms and shoulders Engages and strengthens the abdominal core and gluteal muscles Improves balance Improves focus and concentration Promotes stability and lengthening of the spine Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Inflammation/injuries of the wrists/arms/shoulders/ankles High blood pressure Glaucoma Recent abdominal surgery/trauma Pregnancy- avoid Fine… Continue reading Side Plank Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series
Craving comfort, warmth, and a bit of spice? This chilli comes packed with flavour, fibre, and protein from the beans. This recipe can be frozen (and reheated from frozen) so could be ideal for weekends or nights on call, when time and energy may be in short supply. Leftovers also make great lunches. If you… Continue reading Food with love: Cubbin’s Chilli (vegan)
Feeling a bit peckish, or looking for an alternative to rice? This easy cornbread whips up in a flash, so is perfect to make alongside your dish, or as a snack. Personally I don't like courgettes (it's been an on-going battle!) but even I love this cornbread, so thank you to Rosie (Lickthespoonblog) for sharing… Continue reading Food with love: Basil and courgette cornbread (vegan)
Single? Coupled-up? Somewhere in-between? Regardless of your relationship status, it's easy for the true meaning of Valentine's Day to get lost amongst the cards, chocolate, roses (and sadness/smugness!) you see around the 14th February. When Cupid fires that arrow, it's not a signal to run to the nearest shop; rather, it's a reminder to acknowledge… Continue reading Feel-good ways everyone can enjoy Valentine’s Day
On Sunday 10th February 2019, we welcomed the first group of VetYogis to the inaugural 'Surgery to Sanctuary' event at Bethells Beach near Auckland, NZ. The Kiwi summer really turned it on with blue skies and beautiful sunshine; we could not have asked for better weather. The group consisted of a variety of small and… Continue reading Our first ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ experience
On Sunday 10th February Sylvie and I will be leading the first yoga and meditation event exclusively for veterinary professionals in NZ, and it is coming around quickly! 'Surgery to Sanctuary' will be a day of yoga classes, yoga and meditation workshops, delicious food, connecting with like-minded colleagues, and relaxation, all in a stunning natural… Continue reading Surgery to Sanctuary: Last chance to book!
UTTITHA EKA PADA KAPOTASANA (PREP) Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Stretches the piriformis and external hip rotator muscles in the bent leg (hip opener) Can reduce sciatic nerve pain by reducing compression/irritation by the piriformis Lengthens the IT band in the bent leg Gentle stretch of the psoas in the straight leg Activates core to level… Continue reading Extended one-legged Pigeon: Animal Yoga Pose Series