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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Evidence

What we already knew about relaxation in 1986 Based on  this 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

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Spring and Stillness

Blessing for Spring "May you find the balance You desire and need Light and dark Spirit and body Mind and soul May you recognise the gradual powerful rebirth Happening within you May you awaken to the potential And the blossoming of your own self. And like the wild geese, may you find your way home."… Continue reading Spring and Stillness

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Turn to the Side

There are lots of reasons you might not want to lie down on your back for relaxation (not least the danger of being stood on by a toddler that I mentioned yesterday!) Sometimes lying on your back can just feel too exposed or vulnerable, sometimes it might be contra-indicated (like in third trimester of pregnancy), you… Continue reading Turn to the Side

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Soft Eyes, Warm Heart, All is Well

Twenty minutes of relaxation every day is easy for most people, even if you are working and busy you choose when to stop, how to spend your free time what to let go of in favour of a restful practice to reset your nervous system. There is one group of people however who, in my opinion,… Continue reading Soft Eyes, Warm Heart, All is Well