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Yoga and children

On 17th July I volunteered my time to teach yoga (and share my Birthday) to the children of Lionwood Junior School, Norwich. It was a delight to the teach these beautiful, gregarious, enthusiastic and energetic 7-11 year olds. In the two hours I devoted I must have taught at least 150 children. Lionwood School is…

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The scientific basis of yoga therapy

As a yoga therapist I have witnessed and experienced myself the wonderful benefits of yoga and yoga can truly help with chronic pain, illness, injuries, mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Yoga is so much more than many people realise and it is a complimentary therapy. When I come across any research I like…

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Yoga and pain management

Yoga is an ancient system developed in India that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the individual. There are many different forms of yoga practice, each of which emphasizes different skills and goals. Hatha yoga, the path of the body, is the most well known approach in the United States and is used…

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Should you avoid the roll up/roll down method?

Having practiced pilates for many years I was always instructed to ‘roll-down’ and ‘roll-up’ and I thought for many years this was safe. However when I did my yoga teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga – the group I studied with spent a great deal of time over the three years training on…

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The benefits of mindfulness meditation

I have a regular meditation practice and I cannot stress the benefits of a regular (mindfulness) meditation practice. There is scientific evidence that shows how meditation affects our brain, our mood our thinking and thought patterns (all in a positive way). Meditation is often a forgotten practice even by those practicing yoga regularly. There seems…

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Yoga as therapy

I am often asked what the difference is between ‘yoga therapy’ and ‘yoga’. I will explain briefly. I spend a great deal of my time as a yoga and meditation teacher working with clients on a one-to-one basis. I work with clients with all kinds of conditions, these range from cancer, back and neck pain, joint pain, chronic fatigue, mental…

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