Pistachio and cardamon hot chocolate

October has been a bit of a topsy turvy month, but there has been a definite chill in the air of late, which means time to bring out the hot chocolate again. At the start of the year, I had the most amazing, rich and vegan friendly hot chocolate at Dark Sugars down Brick Lane in Shoreditch, which uses real chocolate. Using real chocolate over a powdered mix feels luxurious, but makes a drink in…

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Cranberry and Pecan Instant Bircher

Yoga and Hypermobility

Hypermobility, or double jointedness, is characterised by looser connective tissue and more mobile joints. It sounds like it should be an advantage -more flexibility for getting into harder yoga poses right? However, this can lead to instability. And you need a good balance of flexibility, stability and strength to move safely. Hypermobility is a spectrum rather than something you either do or don’t have. You can measure it by whether or not you can do…

Coconut, courgette and lime cake -vegan

Vegan Turkish Lahmacun Flatbreads

The clothes, kit and skincare you need for hot yoga

Stretching and the nervous system

Today’s post comes from my teacher Carol, who leads the Green Lotus Yoga trainings. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge and explains the link between the stretching  and the nervous system far better than I could. The following is actually a condensed form of Carol’s post; you can find the full thing on her blog here. Even so, this is still a lengthy post, so I’ll keep things brief here. Grab a cuppa and…

Summer greens risotto

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Vegan Peach and Almond Cake