Pilates for Life

Perfect Pilates

An excellent book that can help prevent or reduce the development of age related issues and conditions. Contains a wealth of exercises, tips and main exercise programmes all with step-by-step instructions and beautiful colour photography throughout. So you can practise safely at home, the book contains chapters including ‘The Eight Guiding Principles of Body Controlled Pilates’ and ‘The Fundamentals’ which provides everything from performing the exercises correctly to breathing techniques. Highly recommended.

Pilates For Life by Lynne Robinson and Carmela Tappa £18.99 (Kyle Books) kylebooks.com

Chakra Candles

Chakra Candles

A range of natural aromatherapy candles designed to help balance your inner energy has been developed by Stamford Holistic. Each candle has been handmade in the UK from natural soy wax and a blend of essential oils specifically developed to help influence one of the main seven chakras. Prices start from £7.50.

Available from stamfordholistic.folksy.com


Magnificent Mantras

Another wonderful album from bestselling mantra singers Deva Premal & Miten who introduce the healing power of chant to parents, children, and anyone interested in starting a daily meditation practice. The album contains 12 soothing chants for everyday life including mantras for the blessing of children, focused learning, physical strength, caring for animals and celebrating Mother Earth.

Mantras For Life by Deva Premal & Miten (Prabhu Music) CD £13.99, Download £7.99 Available from Amazon and iTunes.

Lovely Licks

What started off as being sold from a trike in 2001 by best friends Owain and Ky, Lick has grown to be one of the tastiest and smartest success stories. Available in four fantastic flavours: Straight Up, Blueberry & Raspberry, Strawberry & Elderflower and Banana & Honey, Lick is the only 100% natural frozen yogurt that’s fat-free, free from artificial ingredients and suitable for vegetarians. Yummy! £1.99 125ml and 4.49 500ml. Available in Sainsbury’s, Ocado, WholeFoods, Planet Organic and independent stores.


Get This…Now!

Having sold over 1.4 million copies in Thailand, this is the English version of the inspirational success story of DDnard, who was left in serious debt after giving birth and then suddenly losing her husband to a heart attack. Her incredible journey from destitute widow to one of the world’s most powerful entrepreneurs and inspirational leaders, combines Eastern and Western thinking, mindfulness and emotional healing techniques to overcome personal debt, become financially and emotionally free and unleash your potential to live life to the fullest.

The Compass of Now by DDnard £9 (Life Compass Co., Ltd.) compassofnow.com

You’ll Want A’more And More

Mr Organic Veg A’More is a new vegan range of 100% organic and delicious high-protein pasta sauces that will bring your pasta dishes to life. Available in three wonderful varieties: with Seitan – a wheat gluten with essential amino acids, crushed chilli and sun-ripened tomatoes; with Tofu – which mixes sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet red peppers, and with Soya – added to sun-ripened tomatoes, cracked black pepper and a bouquet of seasonal herbs.  £2.49 each. Available from stores including Ocado, Able&Cole, Planet Organic and Wholefoods. mr-organics.com


Enlightened Reading

A ‘must-have’ for teachers and students alike who wish to develop their understanding of yoga and deepen their practice. Expertly written by the experienced Haas, who lived in temple monasteries in India for 10 years and apprenticed for 16 years with an elderly Bhakti master practitioner, the book shows how we can consciously direct our life by improving the quality of our choices, and clearly explains the four design principles of the Dharma code -truth, purity, non-violence and discipline. Highly recommended.

The Book of Dharma by Simon Haas £7.99 (Veda Wisdom Books) bookofdharma.com

Bio Kult

Terrific For Your Tummy

A unique probiotic supplement, that’s been specifically formulated to help women maintain normal, healthy levels of bacteria in the gut to provide healthy digestive and immune systems. Bio-Kult contains 14 strains of proven beneficial probiotic bacteria designed to reach more areas of the gut, and is ideal to keep your stomach settled while you’re away. £14.95. Available form independent pharmacies, health food storesand Amazon. Bio-Kult.com

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Not Your Usually Muesli!

Fed up with boring breakfasts? Then try Yoosli, the wonderful new range of high fibre muesli cluster combinations that are packed full of taste, are 100% organic and are lower in calories and salt than most supermarket home brands. Available in three flavours: Strawberry & Oat Clusters, Chocolate & Berry Clusters, and Apple, Cinnamon & Hazelnut Clusters. Enjoy with milk or yoghurt. Simply yummy! £3.99. Available from Waitrose. Yoosli.com


Pure Goodness In A Bottle

All of Bobo’s cold-pressed juices and smoothies are made from organic products from their Somerset gardens and select famers within the M25, and produce is sourced from Certified Soil Association famers and growers wherever possible. The produce is pressed on site, and within hours the drinks are delivered straight to your door in cool retro-style medicine bottles. With a range of 9 different flavours including ’Feels So Raw’ with celery, coriander, cucumber, parsley, romaine and spinach, and ‘Detox Dandy’ which contains beetroot, carrot, coriander, fennel, lime and parsley, these are a healthy-taste sensation.

Available from select stores and home delivery through bobosjuicery.com or call 020 7584 7805.


Oat So Good

Nairn’s new Muesli Breaks are packed full of healthy wholegrain oats, currants, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Handy for breakfast, lunch or snacking on the go, they’re extremely moorish, and versatile to be eaten on their own, or with cheese or spreads. And what’s more they’re wheat-free, high in fibre and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. £1.69 for 8 pack, 50p for 2 oatcakes single serve pouches. Available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and independent health stores,