Click here to go to the class! This energizing sequence is a great introduction for beginners to back bends.  It focuses on Standing Postures, Shoulder Openers and Backbends.  Practicing these postures regularly will increase flexibility throughout the shoulders, back and abdomen, as well as strengthening and lengthening the muscles of the spine.  Backbends are releasing, […]

New Guided Meditation Uploaded

I have lots of people asking me how to meditate these days.  The best way is to find 20 minutes for yourself in a quiet room, and play this video.  CLICK HERE If you are a busy or tired, and feel like lying down for meditation, then do so.  People with sore knees and backs […]

Vegan Nutrients – How to Get it Right   

iLet’s jump straight in!  Unless you have a nutrient tracker like my fave, Cronometer (available on your desktop or device), then you are simply guessing at your nutrients.  Cronometer costs a few bucks, but you can keep it forever!  I have not seen another app that so eloquently displays not just energy, fibre, fats, protein […]

Painful Periods & Omega 3’s – Put Simply

This is one of the simplest ways to reduce your monthly pain.  Better than that – if you have other pain, such as back or joint, it could well help that too! What are Omega 3’s? Omega 3’s are a type of fat.  They are part of the PUFA’s (polyunsaturated fatty acids).  There are also […]

Do Down Dog Properly! Video lesson, and more dangerous Yoga…

With bad form, down-dog could give you pain in your: Wrists Elbows Knees Back Shoulders Neck Done correctly this inverted pose : Allows your brain to be bathed in blood Calms your brain and gently stimulates your nerves Tones your shoulders and arms Lengthens your spine, alleviating back ache Creates ease of movement in stiff wrists […]

20 Minute Beginners Yoga Sequence for You

The benefits of yoga are too many to name! Improved hormonal balance, sleep, digestion, immunity, athletic recovery, weight loss, stress relief. The secret for a lot of women, is to not make it too hard! A short gentle yoga practice is perfect for any woman who is stressed out, longing to be in a different […]

Yoga Pants/Leggings – Tips on Buying for Beginners

Read this to find out why Warehouse NZ and Primark UK leggings do the job, and what advantages expensive brands have. Over the years I have learnt how to pick a pair of leggings from the high street that will do the job very well, why you should never wear coulette style trousers, and that the […]

Must See for Any Human Anatomy Lovers!

This great video shared by is an amazing glimpse into the fetal formation, and adult functioning of your diaphragm. In Yoga we often refer to “breathe deeply”, “full yogic breath” and “breathe into the abdomen”.  This video helps you to understand why belly/abdomen breath isn’t strictly correct – we use these terms to help you get […]

Aum? Om? What Is That Noise They Make in Yoga?

In most yoga classes at The Sistahood you will be invited to make the sound “Aum” (sometimes spelt “Om”). Strange but true, you do enough Aum’s, and you feel really, really happy!  But what does it mean?  Yogasync shared this video to help us understand.