October 2, 2019

The act of yawing and stretching - or pandiculation -

is important to our health and wellbeing - as good nutrition and regular exercise.

This main body of this article is taken from the work of one of my favourite teachers

Jennilee Toner;

teacher of Yoga, Anatomy & Injur...

September 3, 2019

Fascia and yoga

What is fascia and what does it have to do with yoga, our body and our overall mental and physical health?  Its a subject I have been interested for some years now and its getting to be more discussed and explored in the yoga world.  As we will be practi...

May 31, 2019

SUMMER:  Fire      

MERIDIAN:  Heart & Small Intestine

SENSE:  Speech & Touch

COLOUR:  Red

EMOTION:  Balancing = Inspiration, Joy.    Challenging = Anxiety, panic, overwhelm

It’s a joy to come into the summer months and have such a prolonged spell o...

April 12, 2019

Your Life is in the Balance

I mentioned in class recently, an article I read in the Times newspaper : Your Life is in the Balance, which I thought was interesting, enough to summarise it and highlight the important points here.

Of all the perils of ageing, falling is amo...

The long-awaited spring often arrives in fits & starts as winter seems to cling on – not only does winter cling on – or as we have recently experienced - but bursts of summer comes in too!  However, we always long for the arrival of spring as it heralds the time of reb...

January 6, 2019

The winter season brings us to the most introspective time of the year, literally when the energies are moving inwards to a more dormant state.  But this time is full of potential as the Water element it represents, is the source from where all energy and life emerges....

October 15, 2018

Several people have asked me to explain more about one of the energy medicine practices we are doing in class this month:  INTESTINE DETOX MASSAGE: which is a clearing of the large & small intestine.

As those in class already now, this detoxification technique doesn’t n...

August 22, 2018

According to the 5 Elements Principle - also thought of as the 5 phases of underlying energy patterns that flow through and leave their imprint on all the other energy systems – providing a lens for understanding and working with our health issues, behavioral patterns...

June 13, 2018

What a joy to have such a prolonged spell of warm sunny days – it’s like the summers we remember as children.  So much so, that it has taken me a few weeks to get this blog together as I really didn’t want to sit indoors at a computer and miss out on the sunny outdoor...

April 2, 2018

As some of my students know, I have been going through a Liver detox over the past 3 weeks.  One of the most important aspects of this was to drink at least 2 litres of water per day to help flush out the toxins.  It has struck me how many people do not drink enough wa...

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