What is the comment that most yoga teachers hear when they talk about the benefits of yoga? Oh, yoga is … More
Geeky wellbeing favourites: June
The June issue of the mind–body adventure was shipped last week, and yes, it features two cats. Subscribe now and … More
Why is most yoga research a bit shit?
This question (or a more polite variant of it) recently came up in the pranayama teacher training I’ve been doing. I think we can all agree, it’s a valid question. It’s not that there isn’t research on yoga – this is starting to change – but a lot of what is out there is just not great. Here are three reasons why.
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.
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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Yoga, self-compassion and being a better friend to yourself
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.
What do depression, inflammation and yoga have in common?
If you were to ask me what was the one thing I learned in the past year that blew my … More
Geeky wellness favourites: April
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…
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
Yoga nidra makes me happy (or just less sad) – plain language summary
I’m going to admit, I’ve been struggling to find both brain power and motivation to do any reading that requires … More
How to form a yoga habit
Use behavioural science tool to help form yoga (and other healthy) habits.
Let’s talk yoga books
Anyone who knows me will know that I love books. I was (and still am) the weird kid whose face … More
Is yoga community good for our immunity?
Here’s an interesting question: how much of the benefit of yoga on our mental health and our immunity is due … More
Yoga in the time of COVID-19
Could yoga and other mind-body practices help during the pandemic?
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.