How Many Litres of Water A Day Should We Drink?

Did you know that 75% of the population is chronically dehydrated?  A couple of years ago I read an article about how drinking a litre of water on waking can help prevent or even fight disease in the body. Curious I thought I would try it for myself and see how I felt and I noticed the difference immediately.  The benefits are many - 

6 yoga poses to help runners

Yoga is great for runners and many people get in to yoga through running. The physical stretching asanas is a great for conditioning the body. So here are a few tips to help with things like tight hamstrings and hips you so that you can become a stronger and more mindful runner.  

Why choose a Vegetarian Diet?

Many yogis are vegetarians but have you ever stopped to think why? Yogis choose the most natural way to eat. The sun, air, water and earth all combine to produce the fruits of the earth - vegetables, fruits, seeds, legumes and nuts and the goodness that we gain from these foods is second to none. By contrast, the goodness we obtain from eating meat, fish or poultry comes at the expense of something else,

Top 10 tips to avoid illness over winter

It's winter, it's cold, and we need to start looking after ourselves to avoid illness, and what better way to do it than to give your body, and your mind a boost?  Here are some tips for kickstarting a sluggish tired digestive system, which in turn will lead to more energy during the long winter months.

Practice Gratitude

A good way to live gratefully is to think about 10 things each day on waking and before sleeping that you are grateful for.  As you start this exercise you might begin to think about a pleasant event that took place during the day, or the presence of those close to you, friends and family.  However as you begin to delve deeper into this idea of gratitude, you might start to become grateful for more obscure things. 


We have realised too that we can't do everything ourselves nor do we have the resources to employ help. With family in England and friends here busy with their own lives it is not practical to call for help when it's needed. We have the space and live in an popular seaside town in France, so it is great opportunity for someone to come and stay with meals for free in exchange for a 3-5 hours of work, 5 days a week.