A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Cats and Dogs

I feel sure you must all have seen enough pictures of me lying around and doing nothing for the time being so sharing today all the lovely cats and dogs my students have sent in (turns out they are mainly cat people like me). Our pets are so good at letting go and settling down… Continue reading Cats and Dogs

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Prone Savasana

Here is another supported position for breathing in the back of the body - prone savasana. If you find it uncomfortable to lie on your front, either because it hurts your lower back, or your neck doesn't like to be twisted to one side, then lying over a bolster, or a pillow (or both) can… Continue reading Prone Savasana

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Childs Pose Part 2

As promised I wanted to show you a supported version of┬ábalasana, the child's pose, which can be done from seated in chair (thus avoiding pressure on the hips, knees or ankles). There are lots of benefits from this supported pose, including relief from lower back pain, and the softening and opening of the lung space… Continue reading Childs Pose Part 2

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Childs Pose Part 1

Yesterday I spent my twenty minutes of restorative yoga practice doing postures to facilitate my breathing: Supported Childs Pose - 3 mins (back lungs) Twist on Bolster - 3mins right side, 3 mins left side (side lungs) Downward Facing Dog - 1 min (all lungs) Supported Reclining - 10 mins (front lungs) Time-lapse video of… Continue reading Childs Pose Part 1

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Evidence

What we already knew about relaxation in 1986 Based on ┬áthis wonderful article by Daniel Goleman (he also wrote a well known book called Emotional Intelligence). relaxation may help ward off disease by making people less susceptible to viruses relaxation training has been found to widen restricted respiratory passages for asthmatics relaxation can reduce the… Continue reading Evidence

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Opportunity to Pause and Reflect

I am extremely grateful to everybody who joined me live yesterday evening for "Moving Into Stillness". The recording is now available here. After teaching, I sat down to watch Her Majesty the Queen's address - I was very curious to hear what she might say, and was so heartened that along with all the expected… Continue reading Opportunity to Pause and Reflect