She’s everyone’s favourite nerve. She’s the vagus nerve, the main parasympathetic nerve, one that brings balance in times of stress. And yoga practices are her friend.
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What is the most overused, overdiscussed topic in yoga philosophy? It’s ahimsa. It’s doing no harm. It’s compassion and kindness. It’s self-compassion and being a better friend to yourself.
Bright bold demanding it repels meI want to remain unseen an observerevery year painting each layer of … More
If you were to ask me what was the one thing I learned in the past year that blew my … More
My favourites in health and wellness in April: yoga science stories, a cute tool to keep you well at work, a delicious yoga nidra, and more…
Don’t ask me what possessed me to log through the archives of Nature, the MOST prestigious scientific journal in the … More
I’m biased of course. I’ve been practising yoga for more than 10 years. I teach yoga. I write about yoga. … More
Last year I attended breathing school. You would have thought that after 38 years of being alive I would know … More
I want to be a catsoft, strong, supple yoga nidrasana in my sleeppaw behind my head, scratch my eardragonfly my resting … More
You may have noticed that I haven’t written in a while. A few weeks ago I had a family emergency … More
As part of my plan to try and work out my yoga teaching shit this year, I joined a mentoring … More
Why do people think yoga nidra is? Why do they want to do it? And what do they experience when the do? I looked online to see what people are saying to find out (because I’m nosy – are you?).
I’m going to admit, I’ve been struggling to find both brain power and motivation to do any reading that requires … More
Over the past few years I’ve really been struggling to get my knit-jo back – the wedding crafting really took … More
And so I walked I walked through ground carpeted in leaves the colours of autumn I walked through air flavoured … More
Use behavioural science tool to help form yoga (and other healthy) habits.
Those early morningsit’s so cold outside, the airfreezes the windowsYou expect nothing otherthan my presence, I expect only yours. We … More
Anyone who knows me will know that I love books. I was (and still am) the weird kid whose face … More
You probably know at least one if not multiple people with autoimmune disease, whether that’s type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis (also called RA). All of these are conditions where the immune system has gotten ‘confused’ about what is self and what is non-self, and starts attacking the body, whether that’s the pancreas (diabetes), the gut (Crohn’s disease) or the joints (RA). Could yoga help?