Hyperemesis Gravidarum is excessive nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and I’ve first-hand experience of it as I suffered with the condition during each of my pregnancies, as did my mother and maternal grandmother before me. There is a tendency for the condition to run in families. More
This week’s yoga classes have been full of even more joy and celebration than usual due to the fact that I’ve been teaching yoga for 21 years! They say time flies when you are having fun and I can confirm it certainly does. I consider it such a privilege to share my yoga experience (which I consider somewhat limited, as the more I learn the more I realize there is to learn) with others and receive payment for doing so! More
Mental Health is just as important as Physical Health.
I believe good mental health begins in childhood. I see many ailments resulting from so much suppression of individual’s natural expression, personality and character that have their origin in childhood. Either in their upbringing, often in their school-life, life-events, or More
It was a lovely sunny August evening for three of my yoga students, my yoga teacher and I to travel to Cardiff to see Dr David Hamilton in person to hear him talk about the scientific effects of Kindness, Self-Love, Mindfulness and the Placebo Effect on the human body. More
“There’s A Time To Live And A Time To Die!” – My Maternal Grandmother and Mother believed this and I was brought up with their view of this coupled with their own experiences.This grandmother was brought up on a farm and lived close to nature, watching the cycle of life, healing with herbs, eating in season, growing, harvesting and preserving food, and passed this knowledge to her daughter, my mother. Later my grandmother attended births and deaths in the local neighbourhood. She was a wise woman who lived and died well spending 105 years on this earth More
I recently attended a wonderfully nurturing, relaxing and joyful event at The Sunhouse. My yoga teacher Clare and friend Jasmine accompanied me.
On the menu was:
Eden Energy Medicine with Laure
Created by Donna Eden these techniques of ‘tapping’ and ‘touching’ our meridians (energy channel network) to gently restore balance, health and well-being. More
I recently attended a workshop working with the art of adjustment led by Monica Voss entitled ‘The Power of Touch’ based on her new book of the same title.
The workshop was organised by Diana O’Reily a British Wheel of Yoga County Representative, who describes Monica Voss as “an incredibly subtle, intelligent and experienced teacher with 35 years experience working with students as well as student teachers of yoga. She is co-owner and director of the Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada. In addition to teaching weekly classes at her home studio, she conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.” More
We all come to Yoga for different reasons – to improve our health, to learn new and better postures, for the meditative, soothing calm that persists after a particularly good yoga session. As we often practise Yoga in a group setting, is it always so easy and so tempting to look at what and how others are doing and compare ourselves with them. More
I’m frequently asked this question and decided I would share my thoughts with you.
Yoga practice provides us with so much more than a bend and stretch, working on every system of the body, mind and breath. Weight loss or weight gain can also be a side-effect as regular yoga practice often stabilises our metabolism. My yoga students frequently report they experience a wonderful feeling of ‘well-being’ plus: More