Yoga & Sleep

I often wish I could attend my own yoga classes. Why? Because my students often report that they sleep so well after attending.

 

Many of us have no trouble sleeping - you know, head hits the pillow and that's it until the alarm goes off the following morning.

 

For a few of us, sleep can become something of a nemesis. We want / need it desperately, but it escapes us like water trickling through our fingertips.

 

There are many reasons for sleep being something of an issue: anxiety, issues at work, new baby, illness, menopause...

 

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Gift Vouchers

To make life a little easier, I have had gift vouchers printed. So, you can now drop big hints to friends and family or vice versa, why not treat someone you know to gift of yoga or meditation?

 

There’s a choice of classes for everyone within the Watford area from baby and pregnancy yoga, through to women’s yoga for health and of course, meditation.

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Holding a Team of Wild Horses

The theme of this blog was inspired by two occurrences.  The first inspiration came from a recent Well Woman Wisdom class in which yoga belts were being used as a support in Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee posture).  The second inspiration follows up on the western / cowboy theme touched on in an earlier offering - Adventures in Borderland Anatomy (it's kinda nice when there's a sequel don't you think?)

 

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Adventures in Borderland Anatomy

From the rather obscure title of this blog, you would be forgiven for not knowing that it refers to pelvic floor awareness and was mentioned in feedback that I received recently at the end of a course of Well Woman Wisdom Yoga classes.   It was given to me by Kate Codrington, who goes on to say...

 

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Cushions, Blankets, Belts & Blocks

 

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Well Woman Yoga - An Introduction

The Journey To Well Woman

 

As yoga has been the mainstay of my life for more than 27 years, I have seen the practice support me through so many aspects of my life as a woman.

 

There’s been the journey of many, many years of gynaecological problems, surgeries and consultations leading to a diagnosis of infertility.  The two, very blessed but totally unexpected pregnancies (7 years apart) along with two very different births.  Through it all, yoga has been there, all the way to where I find myself now on the threshold of menopause.

 

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Off The Shelf

As an avid reader, well alright then, a complete book junkie, I have, over the years, developed a system with my lovelies (my term of endearment for my books!)  There's the 'next to the sofa' pile and there's the 'next to the bed' pile.  Someone asked me recently what I was reading.  Whilst it would be easy to give the name of one book, I am totally unashamed to admit, that I have several on the go at once.

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Grounded Presence

The Dome & Lantern


Inspiration for classes can come from a variety of sources – sometimes as teachers we choose to work to a theme for a set number of weeks.  In the past I have had rotations of various guises as a foundation and at other times it can be hip openers or back strengthening.

 

Sometimes inspiration can come from a mantra or a short piece of writing, or it may even be one posture that lends itself to the creation of a whole class.

 

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