As I sit here at my dining room table having just finished a therapy session and post-session journaling, I’ve been thinking about a Rumi poem my therapist mentioned to me, Chickpea to Cook, and decided that I want to share it with you. My being ‘in therapy’ is something I will be talking more about on my YouTube channel when I’m ready, but for now just know that I’m ok, I’m on a journey, a tough journey at times, but a rewarding journey of the self that I’m am proud to be ready for. There are many translations for Rumi’s… View Post

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Running Motivation: I’m currently coming to the end of two weeks without running, which has been hugely frustrating and therefore my running motivation is lacking. I have no one else to blame other than myself… I’m a muppet, but a muppet who realised something. Those who watch my Instagram stories might have already seen the dreaded blisters, but for those who don’t, let me fill you in. I bought myself a new pair of Dr Martens a couple of weeks ago and decided a great way to break them in would be to walk for 30 minutes up and down… View Post

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Towards the end of last week I had my blog open on my laptop and wrote numerous first paragraphs for a few different blog post ideas and none of them felt right. I’m hoping that by writing down my feelings now I might be able to get my blog mojo back up and running. I know it’s not even been long since my last post, but I just really feel like since the middle of last week I’ve been trying to force a blog post, which isn’t ok. I’ve always wanted Imperfect Matter to be a place for motivation and inspiration,… View Post

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that I taught a yoga class for an intimate Free People event a few weeks ago and didn’t stop talk about the beautiful Free People activewear for quite a while. Free People have now launched the app in the UK for iPhone and asked me to do a Free People activewear edit for you all to browse. I apologise to you bank balance in advance! 😉 I’ve been a fan of the brand for many years, so when they launched the Free People activewear range, FP Movement, I got rather excited. For me,… View Post

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One of the things I love most about my training and yoga is that I do so many different things. Keeping my training fresh, mixing up my workouts, doing yoga, calisthenics, hiking and running is what motivates me a lot of the time. Knowing that no week will be the same. Sure, I focus a lot on yoga and meditation, but in terms of fitness it’s so important to me to be versatile and to keep my body guessing about what form of exercise might be coming next. There are so many benefits to mixing things up including these ones… View Post

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Today I went out for my first run of 2017 using running meditation. I’m not quite sure how I let it get to January 30th without running… actually I do. I’ve been making excuses. Either it’s been too cold (which in the UK it really has been!) or I’ve been to busy. Those things aren’t lies, but they are still excuses. I’ve found time for yoga and the gym, even time for sprints, just not a longer run (5km is long for me). I was nervous last night just thinking about the run, so decided to get up and meditate… View Post

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I recently spoke about my favourite yoga mats over on my Instagram Story and had so many messages from you all asking more questions, so I thought I’d write a more thorough blog post about them all. Hopefully my guide to the best yoga mat will help you when picking which mat to next root your toes into. Please remember that these are the best yoga mats in MY OPINION and might not be the best for everyone. Before you buy a mat, make sure you read a few different reviews, so that you can make the right choice on… View Post

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I’m very aware that this post is coming rather late, as we’re over half way through my #YOGANUARY challenge, but as the videos are free and will be staying on YouTube, you can take part at any time and repeat any flows or sessions that you like. The best way to think of #YOGANUARY is a month full of free online yoga classes! I’m so blown away with the comments I’ve had so far – So many people are loving it, which makes me so happy. I realised this morning that stupidly I haven’t told you all about it on… View Post

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Dear 2017, I’ve been told that because of the way the stars and planets are aligning, you will be a tough year for me. I’m still not sure how much I believe that, no matter how much of a star-gazing geek I am. But it doesn’t really matter whether I believe it or not, as all that knowing has done for me is to make me even more determined to work on myself and to overcome any hurdles that stand in my path, trying to knock me down. 2017, I’m not having a go at you. I’m actually so excited… View Post

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2016 has been a pretty incredible year full of adventures. I’ve completed not one, but two yoga teacher training courses. One of those meant seven weeks in Thailand, by far the longest I’ve ever been away from family. I’ve taught yoga for a huge international brand in the middle of a London park. I ran my first 10k race. I started my YouTube channel. I’ve travelled to seven countries. And I’ve been featured in a few magazines along the way. To say I’m honoured and proud is an understatement. As I write this now I’m welling up because I feel… View Post

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