The Vagus Nerve, Tension and Trauma Recovery Stress and Trauma can lead us to experience exhausting, scary and very uncomfortable feelings in our body. Understanding our Autonomic Nervous System in particular our Vagus Nerve can help us find answers when… Read More »The Vagus Nerve, Tension & Trauma Recovery
The Mysterious Psoas Muscle
There’s quite a lot of mystery around the amazing psoas muscle. For good reason as the psoas (so-as) is the primary muscle that connects the body with the legs, which is a pretty big deal. The health of the psoas muscle affects our health, mobility, sense of inner freedom and bodily comfort. It moves through the body, from the spine to the front of the hips, yep right through that very vulnerable part of our body, the pelvis. Thus the psoas muscle is also known as our fight, flight and freeze muscle. So let’s explore this amazing part of our body in relation to healing from trauma and experiencing inner freedom. I am writing this blog as a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist and TRE practitioner
Make Your Own Magnesium Spray Are you cramping during the day? Do you have tired muscles or restless legs in bed at night? Perhaps your menopausal and concerned about your bone strength? Do you work out and feel exhausted afterwards? Magnesium Spray… Read More »Make Your Own Magnesium Spray
Read More »Silence: Review, Reflect and Realise
Review Reflect Realise
At times in life it can be truly enlightening to spend time in silence to review, reflect and realise. To Review choices, Reflect on achievements as well as losses. To acknowledge any life changing Realisations that emerge naturally from self-observation and inquiry.
Stop and Drop into Being
Life moves fast and we can get so caught up with the next thing, that we don’t take quiet reflection and assimilation time. Rest and Digest time is important to feel fully nourished. Taking quiet time and space to tune in and reflect can help wisdom to emerge with greater clarity. This can naturally lead us from reacting to life to flowing with and in fact as life itself.
Read More »Culinary Delights with Essential Oils
Add Flavour to Your Kitchen
Essential oils can take your Cooking to another level of Aromatic Delight. Whether your a raw cook, meat lover, vegetarian or addicted to sweet delights essential oils can enhance your food and add therapeutic benefits. But if you’ve never used oils in your kitchen before here are a few tips to inspire to feel confident.
Read More »Who Am I
Who Am I
Who Am I is a powerful question at the heart of the non-dual or Advaita teachings. Am I this body? Mind? Belief System? Let’s inquire here together and attempt to undo some of our confusion.
As babies we are naturally expansive beings, innocent and open to the great mystery of life with wonder and trust. If you have ever looked into the eyes of a young child, you will get this. Sadly, as we grow we slowly lose this easy connection with the great mystery. Sweet innocence and awe fades away as we develop as a separate identity called Me… Being-ness transforms slowly into me against the world… So what happens?
Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha The yoga sutras begin with Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha. This is the best and most original definition of the Essence of Yoga and a foundation of Mindfulness. Translated as “Yoga is the cessation of the disturbances or… Read More »Mindfulness, Yoga and Mental Freedom
On this International Womens Day I found myself reflecting and marvelling on a woman’s journey and how incredible we are. The rites of passage women will pass through are many: from puberty with her first blood, through her energetic youth,… Read More »A Woman’s Journey – Rites of Passage
A Mixed Race Family Raising a mixed race family in a largely white society can be challenging especially for single parents. Discovering who you truly are beyond this body-mind offers true freedom. It was a tough sometimes raising sons as… Read More »Am I Black or White – Who Am I ?