Category: Yoga

From Diabetes to Depression

I am a Yoga Therapist based in Edinburgh, and am heartened by the rapid growth in the Yoga Therapy market of late. The public are now coming to realise that Yoga is more than just physical exercise or postures which can help with muscular skeletal problems and aid with relaxation. My interest in Yoga Therapy Read More

Benefits of Yoga in the Classroom

As much as stress is a part of grownup’s lives it is very much a part of children’s lives as well. Increasing competitiveness, social anxieties and busy after school schedules make children’s lives a real struggle. Research suggests that school-based yoga cultivates mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness. And classroom teachers can benefit as well! Read More

Restorative Yoga: Why do we need to “rest”?

A restorative yoga session usually involves a maximum of five or six poses, supported by props that allow the body to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes up to 15 minutes, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. The modern restorative practice was mostly designed by B.K.S. Iyengar, an Indian master Read More

Yoga from the inside out

A conversation with the body: using yoga to bypass the brain. In its ancient Indian form, hatha yoga was the physical element of a much broader yogic lifestyle. For many practitioners in the western world today, yoga is only hatha: physical exercise to refresh, stretch and strengthen the body. Going to a yoga class is Read More

Yoga in Universities

Promoting a Holistic Approach to Student Well-being Having spent twenty years in Higher Education, both studying and lecturing in the UK and France, I have gradually gained an in-depth understanding of the student experience. Often this is overwhelmingly positive, providing young adults with a wealth of personal, and ultimately professional, opportunities. Nonetheless, it is important Read More

Am I Good Enough?

According to Carl Rogers the founder of person centred psychotherapy “As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves”. Initially I struggled with this concept thinking “how can this be true, I’ve listened to specialists throughout my life and they have never encouraged me to think of myself Read More

The Awakening of the Feeling Body

My integrated practice of “The Dance of Yoga” was born through the process of a natural evolution. My varied and colourful experiences through yoga, dance and energy healing started to teach me and guide me how to deeply listen within. I was so amazed and enthusiastic about the teaching that i heard through my inner Read More

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