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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 […]

Grounding Breath Meditation

Grounding Breath Meditation This simple breathing meditation is perfect for whenever you need to feel present and grounded…..you can do this anywhere or anytime that you need, or use it as a more formal meditation for a longer period of time. Become aware of the sensations of your body, your connection with the ground, your […]

Being vs doing

Being vs doing One of the aims of yoga and mindfulness is that we begin to become aware of automatic patterns of the mind, and recognise different thoughts and modes of thinking.  The brain performs many hundreds of processes and activities everyday.  We can simplify these neurocognitive tasks down to two main modes of functioning […]

I’m not flexible, can I do yoga?

Only a small number of people are naturally flexible and being flexible is certainly not a prerequisite to practising yoga.   Yoga can help improve flexibility if practised regularly; however this isn’t necessarily the goal  – although it is certainly a reason people want to take up yoga.  Flexibility is generally understood to mean having a […]

New to yoga?

Are you new to yoga? 🧘‍♀️ Are you wondering what happens in a class? What do you need to wear?!? Maybe you have heard that yoga is great and all that and you want to give it a go but you aren’t really sure where to start? I have some frequently asked questions on my […]