Writer's Life

The Second Draft.

I've finally finished editing the first draft of 1:58 and if there is anything I have learnt from this experience of using a red pen on my own work it is this - I can be brutal. Many writers say that they don't like to 'kill their darlings' but I found it quite easy to… Continue reading The Second Draft.

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Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!!

The first time I was nominated for the Liebster Award was June last year by Dare To Dream, Live To Write. She said some really nice things about my blog and since then my blog has taken on a different identity, attracted more readers and inspired many people so thank you to KatWilson04 for nominating… Continue reading Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!!

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Warrior I

English Name: Warrior I Sanskrit Name:¬†Virabhadrasana I Yoga Level: 1 Benefits:¬†Stretches the shoulder, stomach, groins, chest and lungs, strengthens the arms, muscles in the back, shoulder, thighs, calves and ankles. How to do it: Start by standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Exhale deeply, step your right foot forward. Raise your arms perpendicular to the floor… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Warrior I

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Tree Pose

English Name: Tree Pose Sanskrit Name: Vrksasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Tree pose is great for improving balance, strengthening thighs, ankles, calves and the spine. It stretches the groins and inner thighs, shoulders and chest. It can also relieve sciatica and reduce flat feet. How to do it: Begin by standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose).… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Tree Pose

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Lotus Pose

English Name: Lotus Pose Sanskrit Name: Padmasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Padmasana is a great pose for stimulating the pelvis, abdomen, bladder and spine. It has the ability to calm the brain, stretch the knees and ankles and can ease sciatica and menstrual discomfort. Consistent practice during pregnancy can also ease childbirth and some traditional… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Lotus Pose

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Mountain Pose

English Name: Mountain Pose Sanskrit Name: Tadasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Tadasana is a standing pose, it can improve posture, strengthen thighs, knees and ankles, reduce flat feet, it can firm the abdomen and buttocks and can relieve sciatica. How to do it: Mountain Pose seems like an easy pose but there is definitely more… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Mountain Pose

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Happy Baby Pose

English Name: Happy Baby Pose Sanskrit Name: Ananda Balasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Happy Baby Pose gently stretches the back, the spine and inner groin. It calms the brain and can relieve fatigue and stress. How to do it: Lie down on your back with your legs straight. Exhale deeply and bend your knees up… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Happy Baby Pose

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Corpse Pose

English Name: Corpse Pose Sanskrit Name: Savasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Savasana is a resting pose but has the ability to relax the body and the mind. It can help relieve stress and mild depression, it can help lower blood pressure, reduce headaches, fatigue and insomnia. How to do it: Savasana is a difficult pose… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Corpse Pose

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Downward-Facing Dog

English Name: Downward-Facing Dog Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Downward-Facing dog has many benefits, it's a great pose to energize the body, calm the brain and relieve stress and mild depression. It can improve digestion, help prevent osteoporosis, stretch the shoulders, calves, hamstrings, arches and hands. It can also help relieve… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Downward-Facing Dog

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Yoga Pose Of The Day: Child’s Pose

English Name: Child's Pose Sanskrit Name: Balasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Child's pose gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles. We don't usually breathe into the back of the torso, so this pose allows you to do just that. Child's pose calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue, it can also relieve back… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Child’s Pose