Friends, I know, I have not written forever. I could come up with a ton of excuses, like life stuff, … More
Mindfulness is not just for stress
Two new studies reinforce that mindfulness meditation can help not just to fight stress but also maintain a healthy and balanced immune system. Time to work on my meditation practice!
Is hot yoga better (or worse) than room temperature yoga?
My first experience of hot yoga was fairly traumatic. The smell in the then Bikram Kentish Town studio. The aggressive … More
Growing old well, with yoga
Ageing well is surely something that we are all after – mobile, as healthy as we can, with strong brains and great mental health. Maybe yoga can help.
Can yoga help live better with rheumatoid arthritis?
What we know from the research is that practicing yoga is linked with reducing the levels of molecules that drive inflammation, aka an ‘excessive’ immune reaction. But does that translate to an actual improvement in disease activity?
How stress messes up your immune system (and where yoga fits in)
Stress really fucks up the immune system in various different ways. Yoga’s positive effects on our immunity are likely due to its effects on our stress levels.
Does yoga really support a healthy immune system?
Ever since I wrote the blog post on yoga perpetuating the appeal to nature fallacy, I’ve been a little paranoid … More
What’s so special about yoga?
Ever since I read Yoga Body*, I’ve had one big question in my mind: if modern postural yoga is basically … More
What is the vagus nerve – and why should you care?
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.
Geeky wellbeing favourites: May
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Why everyone should practice yoga
I’m biased of course. I’ve been practising yoga for more than 10 years. I teach yoga. I write about yoga. … More
5 reasons why you should start a breathing practice today
Last year I attended breathing school. You would have thought that after 38 years of being alive I would know … More
Why I teach – and yoga as a tool for empowerment
You may have noticed that I haven’t written in a while. A few weeks ago I had a family emergency … More
Yoga as an investment – and why health engagement is vital
As part of my plan to try and work out my yoga teaching shit this year, I joined a mentoring … More
How to form a yoga habit
Use behavioural science tool to help form yoga (and other healthy) habits.
Yoga in the time of COVID-19
Could yoga and other mind-body practices help during the pandemic?
Mending a broken heart – with yoga! (plain language summary)
Yoga may have benefits for those at risk of cardiovascular disease and those who have already experienced a major cardiovascular episode. This is a plain language summary of an academic article that puts forward the evidence.