In my day job, I’m used to looking at other people’s health behaviours and dissecting what the challenges are and … More
Let’s talk about pain
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!
Meditation for a healthy immune system – plain language summary
Here’s a cool study to wrap the year up: evidence of changes in gene expression following an intense meditation retreat. … More
Meditation/yoga/other mind–body practice is not for me, and other such myths
What is the comment that most yoga teachers hear when they talk about the benefits of yoga? Oh, yoga is … More
Yoga and mhealth – the perfect recipe for health empowerment?
Digital health can be a beautiful way to deliver the tools we all need to take a more active role in our health and wellbeing. So what happens when you combine it with yoga practices? The perfect recipe for self-care and empowerment, apparently.
Does your favourite meditation reveal who you really are? (plain language summary)
Do you ever feel that one type of meditation or yoga practice really resonates and another just simply leaves you … More
Stress, gene expression, inflammation – and where yoga may fit in
Mind–body practices like yoga, tai chi and mindfulness meditation cause changes in gene expression that damper inflammation – which may help to keep the immune system in balance.
Audio meditation: mindfulness of breathing
Audio meditation: breath awareness
Audio meditation practice: Brahma mudra pranayama and breath focus
Audio meditation practice: progressive relaxation
Audio breath and meditation practice
Is digital the path to enlightment?
Ask the person next to you and it’s likely they have at least tried a meditation app, if not using … More