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.
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…
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
I’m going to admit, I’ve been struggling to find both brain power and motivation to do any reading that requires … More
Use behavioural science tool to help form yoga (and other healthy) habits.
Anyone who knows me will know that I love books. I was (and still am) the weird kid whose face … More
Here’s an interesting question: how much of the benefit of yoga on our mental health and our immunity is due … More
Could yoga and other mind-body practices help during the pandemic?
Do you ever feel that one type of meditation or yoga practice really resonates and another just simply leaves you … More
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.
With fascia also including the immune system, could there be immune benefits to working with the fascia?
Hot-off-the-press study compared yoga, CBT and stress education for the treatment of anxiety (and gets slightly misreported by media) – who will win?
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.