Having to deal with guilt can be a major barrier to trying or continuing with many self care practices. So how can we make it go away? I'm going to be honest with you, the guilt isn't going to disappear by me telling you that you shouldn't feel guilty or that you deserve to look … Continue reading How can I stop feeling guilty when doing something for myself?
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
Despite what you see on social media and the cover of magazines, being "good" at yoga has nothing to do with whether you can do a handstand or make any other specific shapes with your body. So if that's not what it's all about, what is it? I'm going to outline just a handful of … Continue reading What does it mean to be good at yoga?
I'm guessing you've heard that it's important to set healthy boundaries. Maybe you've been practising this already or you're feeling a bit lost about where to start. But what if you're doing all the "right" things by saying no to everything you don't want to do and you're still feeling stuck about how to look … Continue reading The importance of setting healthy boundaries with ourselves
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
I work with a lot of people who face incredible amounts of pressure at work and/or home, and I really wish I could fix those unfair circumstances for them but I can't. What I can support people with is developing an understanding of how their lifestyle and personality interact with those challenging circumstances in a … Continue reading What’s personality got to do with burnout?