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May 1, 2017

Let’s be clear, I like my food.   And while I like all the healthy stuff we are told to eat, like fruit, nuts and vegetables, I also like a nice cup of tea, chocolate, cake and wine – a bit too much if I’m honest.  So although my BMI is pretty good, and I’m quite healt...

January 28, 2016

So something extraordinary happened this morning. I went for a run, before breakfast.  Now that might not sound like a big thing to most of you, but the thing is I HATE RUNNING.  I’ve always hated running.  I’m not built for it.  I’m always the last, the slowest, the l...

July 8, 2015

 

Breathing and meditation, effects on the vagus nerve and inflammation

 

A question from a client about why we do breathing exercises prompted me to do a little research.  Here are the results

 

 About the vagus nerve

The vagus nerve starts in the brainstem and tr...

May 5, 2015

 

I'm trying to bring more yoga into my everyday life so I decided to explore one aspect of the philosophy more actively.  Vairagya – non-attachment to or letting go of material things is one of the aspects of yoga that Patanjali describes in the yoga sutras (one of the...

March 24, 2015

 

Maybe it’s the time of year but I’ve been feeling a little sluggish and out of sorts.  So when the opportunity arises to attend a local sound healing workshop with Scott Grant I wonder if this might be a chance to unblock my energy. 

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November 12, 2014

So I’m fresh out of teacher training and expecting it to be really hard to find work.  Amazingly, a job falls into my lap within a month. A short interview, no audition, induction training – here’s the fire exits and here’s a big wadge of paperwork to read about our po...

October 14, 2014

I've recently been reading "The science of yoga" by WIlliam Broad.  I'd really recommend it if you want to know more about the science behind yoga.  It demolishes a few myths and talks about the risks of yoga as well as the benefits.  A really balanced book written by...

October 10, 2014

Here's my lovely little yoga studio where I have space to teach private lessons to up to two students.

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