Category Archives: Wellbeing

Interoception: tuning into the intelligence of our bodies

    There was a fantastic article in the guardian last weekend about the benefits and magical powers of our interoceptive sense –  you may have seen me share this on my social media. Interoception is our ability to sense our internal state and what is going on in our bodies.  We rely on it […]

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 […]