Category Archives: Wellbeing

Somatic walking enquiry

You can read through this before you go for a walk and trust that you will remember what is important. It is different to a meditation  in that you are observing and noticing what is happening in your body and your movement.  You will remain alert and awake throughout.  You might want to repeat this […]

Your pace is the right pace

Spring is signalling a change in the air   And not only with the  longer days and daffodils.   The end of lockdown  is looking like it will soon become a much awaited reality, and hopefully we will all be emerging out of our enforced hibernation soon.   I’m looking forward to spending time with family and […]

Asana of the month: Bridge pose

Bridge pose, (or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is a gentle inversion that has many benefits, including:  Releasing the chest and shoulders Easing lower back pain and preventing further flares of back pain Glute activation and strengthening (great for runners!) Calming stress and anxiety symptoms  I often teach this pose in my classes and therapeutic yoga for […]

Yoga for wellbeing – why yoga works!

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I first started doing yoga in 2007 and for me, and lots of other people, I know that it “works”. There is a large body of evidence that supports the efficacy of yoga for wellbeing, particularly for stress, musculoskeletal problems and pain management, amongst other health issues.  As a GP, I’m often recommending it to […]