There are many benefits of practising yoga, and increasingly these are being researched and recorded through human studies. Although people practising yoga hundreds or thousands of years ago may have used different terminology, the end result was probably the same - a sense of wellbeing, tranquility and calm. The international day of yoga in 2021 … Continue reading Benefits of yoga infographic
Do you have 12 minutes? Then click here for a short yoga video promoting wellbeing for international day of yoga.
We all have mental health. We all have physical health. Both are important and both can be improved.
Today, Wednesday 17th February 2021, is random acts of kindness day. 'Well, that's very nice but so what?' you might think. Evidence shows that not only do acts of kindness make other people feel good but they also make us feel good. Kindness has also been show to reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. … Continue reading Random acts of kindness
It's self-care week (16-22nd Nov) here in the UK, and with many people living with restrictions due to the global pandemic, the message of self-care seems particularly important. What things count as self-care? Anything that you enjoy that makes you feel good! (Restrictions allowing.) It could be outdoors or inside, on your own or with … Continue reading Self-care and rest
Back pain can be frustrating and limiting, especially if it becomes chronic (ongoing) beyond a few weeks. Recently a few people have asked me for advice, often after an incident has triggered back pain. And the good news is, things will generally get better in a few weeks, with some direct action and a helpful … Continue reading Back pain and new ways of thinking about it
I don't know about anyone else but sometimes you just get to the point when it all gets a bit too much. I was at that point at 4am this morning! My mind was whirring around, I was mentally drafting blog posts, wondering what do to about planned classes and events, worrying about friends and … Continue reading Feel the fear and find a better way to be
I've been thinking quite a bit about what recharges us, what keeps us well, recently. From personal experience and reading around the topic of stress, it's clear that we all need to have or do 'things that make us feel good', and which are different from what we do most of the rest of the … Continue reading Why recharging ourselves and being resilient are important for our health
Going on a retreat can be a powerful way to recharge and reprioritise your health and wellbeing. I've been on a lot of retreats myself in the last 10-15 years and so I'm very excited to be co-running a yoga and meditation retreat in south west Scotland in May 2020. How can going somewhere else … Continue reading Prioritise your wellbeing by going on a retreat
Recently I shared two kindness meditations during a wellbeing day, and have uploaded one of them as an audio track for you to enjoy. It was a real pleasure to contribute towards the successful 'Sharing the Love' day which a fellow yoga teacher Jill organised in November here in Dumfries, and which was a fundraiser … Continue reading Sharing kindness meditations