releasing tension and relaxation

Information on releasing tension and relaxation


The pandemic continues to affect our lives and our physical and mental health, so it’s great to know that yoga can positively impact and improve your physical and mental wellbeing.   Whilst you can’t control the world around you, you can influence how you feel and deal with difficult situations, people […]

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Whilst our individual states of health and wellbeing may differ, we all share one thing in common: we breathe.   You may not think about your breathing very much.  In fact, you don’t need to think about your breath at all as your nervous system controls your breathing.  However, awareness […]

the power of YOUR breath


If you suffer from back pain, please read this! (In case you’re wondering, I snapped this dog in India doing this lovely back stretch and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it.  As I’m talking about backs, I thought it might be appropriate.) Did you see the various articles […]

if you suffer from back pain, please read this…



A very interesting experience a couple of weeks ago after my weekly lunchtime class at the Nuffield Health gym at Deloitte in Reading.  A chance conversation gave me the opportunity to use my growing yoga therapy skills to offer some help and suggestions to a lovely young man who was about […]

running a half marathon and improving our health with a ...


  The cold weather and the snow and ice of the last week may intensify the darkness and dreariness of the short days.  However, the shortest day of the year beckons next week which means that the days will again slowly start to lengthen.  Good news! However tempting it may […]

at Christmas time, receive the gift of the present! 


Yesterday I came face to face (well, almost) with this beautiful swan which, while I was again taking a meditative walk around the local lake, swam over the bank to see me.  I am fascinated by swans and not just because I bear their name.  To me, they epitomise grace and calm, […]

finding balance and harmony in everyday life



We’ve had the most glorious weekend here in Berkshire and I’ve been wandering around “our” lake.  It’s actually a nature reserve very close to where I live.   It’s a place that’s very close to my heart and I have walked there a great deal over the years.  I’ve also taken many […]

how is the path you travel?


  If you follow what I write, you’ll have seen this picture before and then I linked St Valentine’s day and yoga.  A red heart in that context can been seen a symbol of romantic love.   In reality, this red heart actually hangs on a wall in our home and I’ve decided to use the picture again […]

the head or the heart?


  We have met Roger before!  He’s a keen yoga cat and, last time, we saw him working on his relaxation techniques.  (If you didn’t catch the last post, you might like to take a look at the link.)  In his spare time, his interests include cookery and horticulture.  He’s an intelligent and independent feline, who knows his […]

cat yoga – meditation with the “black pear”!



Do you ever feel that you are stuck in the mud? Literally perhaps, with your boots caught up in the mud around you and not knowing which direction to go next as there’s so much muck and dirt around you.  You want to be stable, but the ground beneath you […]

stuck in the mud?