✏️‘Drifting’ – a technical term to legitimise one of my favourite things

Have you ever felt a sense of peace when you’re near water or found yourself mesmerized by its gentle movement? Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols explains in his book “Blue Mind” that being near water helps our brains enter a semi-meditative state called drifting. This special form of attention means we’re engaged with the world…

✏️Soothing Somatic Solutions: A Roadmap to Relaxation?

Soothing Somatic Solutions: A Roadmap to Relaxation? Somatics has gone from being a tiny slice of the wellness cake to now being a considerable chunky wedge. The word “somatic” originates from the Greek word “sōma,” which means “body” and in general, “somatic” means “of the body.” In the context of somatic practices like somatic exercises…

✏️Music vs Silence- the eternal yoga class debate continues

To be clear, sound has a completely different relationship to yoga and rest…but playlists, tracks and tunes… what’s the nitty gritty? There are so many great conversations out there and personally I love that challenge to my own comfort and narrative as a teacher and practitioner. Here’s my flip flops on music as a key…

NSDR (non sleep deep rest) & Savasana

Savasana, also known as Corpse Pose, symbolises the ‘death’, end of the physical practice and the beginning of the deeper inward yoga practices. It is a foundational yoga posture that embodies the essence of non-sleep deep rest or NSDR. In this pose, practitioners lie down, allowing their bodies and minds to enter a guided tour…

5 Ways Yoga Could Be Enhancing Your Mental Wellbeing

In a fast-paced and demanding world, maintaining good mental health is crucial. While there are various approaches to achieving this, one practice that has gained significant recognition for its positive impact on mental well-being is yoga. Beyond its physical benefits, yoga offers a multitude of advantages for mental health. Let’s explore some of the ways…

Meditation, Meditative Or Mindful?

Yoga has been repackaged by the west to look luxe, aspirational and effortless but when it comes to meditation realities this image could not be more misleading and is why meditation can feel so difficult and full of disappointments. It is also often confused with mindfulness, seeing the words used interchangeably. Practicing mindfulness is bringing…

✏️Movement & Pain: Is More Better Or Worse?

It is a common misconception that more of anything is ‘better’. However, when it comes to exercise and indeed yoga, there is a strong case for less is more. Pushing into shapes and poses on the yoga mat can be a counter productive stress signal to the body, whereas backing off, building your stretch tolerance…