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Time for some Lazy Yoga

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, a blissfully lazy experience

Nothing beats that relaxed and rejuvenated feeling you get after a successful yoga class. Emotionally restored and body re-aligned, you could take on the world. That said, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing after a demanding day is a group yoga class complete with headstands and never-ending rounds of sun salutations. That’s where Ayurvedic Yoga Massage  or lazy yoga comes in. I recently had the pleasure of receiving my first Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) courtesy of Niraj at Bliss Pilgrims. Ayurveda and Yoga are ancient holistic systems of India and as I found out, combining the two makes for a powerful healing experience.
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The health benefits of outdoor swimming

Yesterday I made my first trip of the year to the ladies pond. For those not in the know, the ladies pond is a ladies-only outdoor swimming pond on Hampstead Heath. As a born and bred NW3 girl I have spent many of my happiest days here, lounging around semi-naked in the sun (and quite often cloud) within the boundaries of this haven of tranquility.

So there I was, bikini clad and shivering in the wind. Those who know me will back me up when I say that I am afflicted by some kind of body temperature disorder, forever cold and sporting goose bumps in the middle of summer. It had gotten to past 5pm and somehow I had managed to still avoid actually going in the pond. The thought of it filled me with dread, could anything be worse? Continue reading