Yoga to help you sleep

Cat in a Father Christmas hat

Several people have said to me that the only night they get a good night's sleep is when they've been to my yoga class. This includes someone who came to my 15 minute lunchtime de-stress sessions, not even a full-length class! So what is it about yoga which can help improve your sleep patterns? A … Continue reading Yoga to help you sleep

New resources section on the blog

I intend to create and publish more brief yoga videos and printable handouts so I've decided to create a new page with all the links in one place. The 'Resources' tab along the top will take you to the list of the free handouts available to download, and my videos. (Currently only two!) I hope … Continue reading New resources section on the blog

Simple stretches for beginners, older people, or anyone!

Recently I was asked to run a short session at a local women's group (Merched y Wawr, lit. Women of the dawn) meeting. The women range from 40s up to 80s, with most of them over 60. I knew we'd be in a small-ish room, and that nearly all of them had never done yoga … Continue reading Simple stretches for beginners, older people, or anyone!

De-stress exercises handout

Do you need to de-stress? Are you looking for some simple exercises that will only take a few minutes and can be done discreetly in work, or can be practised for longer at home? If yes, you might want to look at my de-stress handout. I made this handout to go with a practical session … Continue reading De-stress exercises handout

Morning and evening energising and de-stressing routines

As part of Adult Learners' Week last week, as I was asked to run some de-stress sessions in work. I created three short (15 minute) routines for the morning sessions, and two 15 minute evening sessions. I also taught a longer 30 minute lunch-time session. The morning sessions were designed to energise and stretch after … Continue reading Morning and evening energising and de-stressing routines

American study finds yoga helps back pain

Another study has found that yoga is helpful for those suffering from lower back pain. The blog post on Yoga Basics blog reported that an American study has found that the yoga group participants showed 80% reduced usage of pain medications and one-third less pain than those in the non-yoga group. The study, completed in … Continue reading American study finds yoga helps back pain