Of the 12 systems of the body, the skeletal system is probably one of the best known. We’ve all seen X-Rays, skeletons in the doctor’s surgery and ‘spooky’ Halloween costumes. Bones are rigid and don’t generally change unless we break one, right? What is there to know about the skeletal system and yoga that could possibly be worth writing a whole article about? (more…)
Confession time: aparigraha is one of the yamas I really love thinking about. Translated as non-grasping, I remember the first time I heard it and thinking, “Wow that really resonates!” A few hours later I was sitting in front of my laptop. The TV was on in the background, and my phone buzzed. (more…)
OFP, Optimal Foetal Positioning, is just one of the many arcane acronyms that seem to fill pregnant life: PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), ROA (Right Occiput Anterior), LOA (Left Occiput Anterior), AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) and many, many more. If given a choice to pick my favourite, I would definitely go for UFO. (more…)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a nasty business. Anyone can experience PTSD, however the most likely victims to fall foul of this psychiatric disorder are: firefighters, rape victims, prisoners of war, war veterans, witnesses of natural disaster, and car crash survivors. (more…)
30 days. 30 yoga classes. Zero experience.
That about sums up the month of July for me. Call me crazy, stupid or brave, but I’m about to embark on a 30-day yoga-thon challenge at Yotopia, Covent Garden — knowing next to nothing about it! (more…)