There are sure signs that spring is on its way and, once again, we’ll be blessed with sunny days. The ‘astronomical’ season of spring is marked by the spring equinox (also known as vernal equinox) when the path of the sun aligns with the equator. Meaning “equality of night and day” in Latin, the spring equinox falls on March 20th this year. Spring continues in the northern hemisphere until the…

  Hearts are synonymous with Valentine’s Day, so this month our blog focuses on how yoga benefits the heart chakra and the heart itself. Through certain poses, discover how to channel positive emotions and energy, how to let go, and recognise the importance of loving yourself as well as others. The Heart Chakra The heart chakra – Anahata – is the fourth of seven chakras (the centres of force associated…

    How did National Hugging Day begin? Originating in the USA in 1986 and celebrated worldwide, January 21st 2021 is National Hugging Day! Its purpose is to encourage people to hug loved ones more, show affection, share emotions and revel in the well-being benefits of a tight squeeze. The date was chosen to help combat the January blues, as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is typically worse in winter and…