Whilst you might think of yin yoga as something to help you relax or get a good stretch, in the stillness, when we are faced with our bodies' limitations and the opportunity to work with these limitations, we come to deeper understandings of our personal experiences in other areas of our lives. If you are … Continue reading Yin yoga can teach us to say no
Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com When we hear the term "home yoga practice", we are likely to have an image of someone who looks a certain way doing a daily hour long practice to perfect a sequence of poses. Whilst that might be nice for some people, that's certainly not what my home practice … Continue reading Benefits of a home yoga practice
So you've come across the term "highly sensitive person" or HSP and feel this may help to understand your needs. You've noticed that you are emotionally sensitive on the inside, yet present as calm in all situations. You've noticed how easy it is to feel physically and emotionally dysregulated with sounds and smells that don't … Continue reading Why highly sensitive people may benefit from yin yoga
Did you really do nothing today or did you do loads of housework, provide emotional and/or practical support for your friends, partner or family, make the dinner and ensure everyone around you had everything they needed only to discount all of that because you didn't run a 5k? Once you have ruled out any medical … Continue reading Why am I so exhausted when I have hardly done anything?
Everyone is talking about self care right now but how many people are actually doing it? So you've seen the lists of things you can try to make yourself feel better and you've perhaps tried a couple or been so overwhelmed by the list that you haven't even started yet and now you're criticising yourself … Continue reading Why am I avoiding the things that might make me feel better?
Most yin yoga classes that I've attended or seen advertised seem to be scheduled for the evening. In some ways, I can see why that is; the idea of something gentle and relaxing at the end of the day seems to be a great idea for many of us. However, having spent 200 hours training … Continue reading What time of day should you practise yin yoga?