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 Human Capacity for Resilience We humans can surprise ourselves over and over again with our capacity for Resilience. Resilience is when after stressful events, trauma and duress our nervous system can be restored to balance. With right healing, courage,… Read More »Our Capacity for Resilience
The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha are known as the three jewels in Buddhism. Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha can, as you will see, offer much support, regardless of your religious leaning. This ancient and powerful pointing supporting… Read More »Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
You and I are Creating Global Consciousness
What do Indra’s Net, Vibration and Global Consciousness have in common? Each of us is like a broadcasting antenna, resonating our energetic vibrations out into the field of global consciousness. And that Consciousness is being created, attuned and refined moment to moment. Shifting and changing depending on the vibrations emitted both here and collectively. And beyond this there is a vibration of pure divine love that is the sub-stratum of creation. Yet most of us have drunk the draft of forgetfulness and we no longer feel that divine love that we are…
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
TRE, Trauma and Your Nervous System. THE TREMOR RESPONSE Did you know that shaking or neurogenic (originating in the nervous system) tremoring has been noted in all mammals as a natural bodily response to stress. Once thought to be a… Read More »TRE, Trauma and Your Nervous System
Life can feel very confusing during the early stages of clearing after awakening to our true nature of love expressing as peaceful presence.. As we begin to live life as awake-ness we will often be tested. Old patterns may rise… Read More »Feelings, Emotions, Thoughts and Awakening
My interest in Ayurveda as ‘the science of life’ was sparked during my yoga teacher training in the 1981. Yoga and Ayurveda are historically linked. Since then I have endeavoured to apply the principles of Ayurveda in my lifestyle. From… Read More »The Science of Ayurveda or Ayurvedic Medicine
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Yoga Nidra Meditation
Yoga Nidra is a classical meditation or relaxation practiced lying supine comfortably in shavasana. Deeply relaxing and rejuvenating for body, mind and spirit, yoga nidra is the perfect antidote for life’s everyday stresses. In fact it is a modern day panacea which can be incorporated with any healing modality to enhance rejuvenation. Being deeply calming it is perfect for many forms of anxiety, trauma or periods of rehabilitation after illness. It can be practiced in hospital, while traveling for jet-lag and in bed for insomnia. As a widowed mum with busy growing boys Yoga Nidra was a life saver for me in the 90’s.
Keep Calm and Practice Yoga Nidra
The calming and relaxing benefits of yoga nidra helped maintain my energy levels so I could keep up with my 4 active boys. And, still have the energy to run a naturopathic practice and yoga studio. I noticed when I did my yoga nidra practice daily I didn’t experience that sense of grumpy exhaustion around dinner time. This is sometimes called the witching hour by tired parents. Weary from a full day already, this was when I really felt the difference yoga nidra offered to my day. Read below how Yoga Nidra can help overcome anxiety and benefit your brain health.
A Scientifically Validated Practice
Yoga Nidra, in its modern form is now known and used all over the world by yoga teachers and health professionals alike. It is a simple yet scientifically validated practice. It has been used for war veterans, for vibrant health and rejuvenation.
“Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be very difficult to live with. It can be triggered unexpectedly and cause great distress. Yoga Nidra offers relief from this state of high alert. For some war veterans, it has proven to relax their mental state and been an effective way of managing the traumas of war. It can also assist with factors that lead to depression.”