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Vegan Oatmeal cookies


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Cookies are definitely my favourite thing to bake (and to eat)! Ever since my sister and I started baking them at the age of ten I have always preferred the taste of home made cookies. Obviously a little older now but still holding on to that nostalgic memory. I thought I would share my more recent, more grown up and most definitely more healthier version of my homemade cookie.

They are delicious yet substantial, so they fill your tummy up, satisfy you and kill that sugar craving at the same time.

These ones are especially amazing as they are completely vegan friendly, YAY.

Very easy to throw together and only take 8 minutes to bake…

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Intro to Yoga: Downward-facing dog


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The final part of my three part series: INTRO TO YOGA. (check out part one and two here if you haven’t already!)

There are a few things I wish that I had been taught when I first started practicing yoga. Hence I made this series as I want to do everything I can to make it a little bit easier for you guys as beginners.

For me personally I had been practicing for a good few years before a teacher finally told me the true alignment I should be in for Downward-facing dog. Then when this happened my yoga practice completely transformed!

So it may seem silly to do a whole post on just one posture. However I really believe the down dog is the basis for everything! It can teach you so much about alignment and I wish I had known how to do the posture correctly when I first started practicing.

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So here it is Adho Mukha Svanasana or “Downward facing dog”…

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Intro to Yoga: Sanskrit


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Part one of a three part series: INTRO TO YOGA.

This series is for all you newbies out there and perhaps you yogis who just want to get a little deeper into the true wisdoms of yoga. This post will be all about Yoga terminology and specifically Sanskrit.

I thought you guys might like to know some words to help you to get the most out of each yoga class. So here are my ten Sanskrit words I think every yogi should know…

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YOGA: What are the bandhas?


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Yoga can be confusing, especially when you are starting out. Back in the day when I was still a beginner I would attend class, practice for a full hour and a half, then leave and forget everything the teacher had said. I would get so into my meditation/asana practice that I was in my own space, going with the flow and listening for queues, but never truly retaining any of the information I was being told.

I then changed direction and began practicing a lot by myself. Self practice was amazing for me at that time and totally transformed my view of what yoga was. I didn’t even know what any of the postures were called, I just did my own thing and it really worked for me.

Then after a few years I felt like I needed a bit more guidance, energy and motivation. I began attending classes. This time around making the decision to become an active listener, to really show up to class and take in everything my teacher said. This was when I realised I had no idea what the teacher was saying!

There were so many foreign words flying around that it made me feel like I was starting from the very beginning…

Now as a teacher there are certain aspects of the practice which I constantly come back to throughout class. One of the most important and most frequently to come up is the bandhas. I know how intimidating all the different sanskrit names can be and me repeating “engage your bhandas” without you knowing what it is could lead to you to feeling unresolved at the end of class.

Therefore this post is going to be solely on the bandhas. What they are, what their purpose is and how they can improve your personal yoga practice. So when you next get on your mat you know exactly what your teacher is going on about…

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The five a day Soup


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Vegetables are good for us + plants are power! The nutrients found in vegetables are vital for a healthy body and can even reduce our risk of chronic disease. This is probably not new news to most of us. However it can sometimes be difficult to get in those five recommended vegetables a day and all of the nutrients we need.

I am very conscious of what I put into my body, making sure I am nourishing it in order for it to stay healthy and energised. When it reaches dinner time and I feel like a need that extra bit of veg in my life I will make this soup!

It is delicious, hearty, contains your five a day and is very easy to make…

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How to workout like a model – YOGA


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Practising yoga can have huge benefits for both the body and the mind.

Yoga strengthens and tones the body whilst leaving the mind feeling calmer and more present.

The ancient form of yoga can be practiced anywhere, there is no need for a gym, trainers or even a mat. Hence it is the perfect form of fitness for models who are traveling a lot.

A couple of weeks ago I worked with the amazing Elite model management team on a “How to work out like a model” video for Elite Model Look. 

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Five easy yoga asanas for runners


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Yoga goes hand in hand with running. Whether you are looking to increase your PB, reduce recovery time or prevent injury, yoga can bring huge rewards for runners.

Rich Roll, an ultra man world champion believes all athletes (and every human) should practice yoga. He believes the physical benefits are huge but nothing compared with the mental rewards.

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