Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
2014 – The End

2014 – The End

The End Always Sounds So Final Here we are, just a couple of days from the end of 2014. For some of us, we might be saying, ‘Pshew…I’m so glad I got through that one!’ Others might be resisting the end, thinking, ‘I’m never going to...
Corpse Pose: Needed and Wanted

Corpse Pose: Needed and Wanted

via pinterest Every now and then, I fall off the wagon. I recognise that I need to re-incorporate corpse pose into my yoga practice. Writing a post about this pose will inspire me, and you too, if need be. I first learned about corpse pose (savasana) from one of my...
Permission to Rest

Permission to Rest

Generally speaking, I think people (including myself) don’t know how to be tired. Think about it. Do you recognise when you are weary and stop and rest? First of all, you have to be in touch with your body and mind to notice when fatigue symptoms are arising....
Yoga for Sinus Relief

Yoga for Sinus Relief

Here a couple of poses for your yoga tool kit whenever you are plagued by hay fever or sinusitis. The first one comes via the California-based yoga teacher Donald Moyer and is a version of savasana. In the photo, you see Heather lying on a long double-folded blanket,...
Refreshing Your Savasana

Refreshing Your Savasana

When I teach the yoga relaxation in winter’s chilly temperatures, I see students getting into their lying down positions, pulling socks and jumpers on, and wrapping themselves up in blankets as tight as mummies. Of course we want to keep warm but not at the risk...
Easter Renewal

Easter Renewal

Here’s a relaxation for your Easter break, a time when you hopefully have a little more time to renew yourself.  You might want to record this “script” for your iPod or iPhone so you can make the words your own. Relax your eyes and forehead. Allow...
What’s Really Going On?

What’s Really Going On?

Organise your yoga program to allow for a cool down in the 15 or 20 minute period just before savasana. This will give the most satisfactory relaxation. An artfully designed sequence will segue from inversions to twists to forward stretches, then savasana. Along this...
Stillness

Stillness

I gave the group in this morning’s class a good physical workout. Towards the end of the 90 min. session, they lay down and relaxed. Sometimes I lead them through a progressive relaxation of their bodies, but today I thought I would be completely silent and give...
Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove

(The photo has nothing to do with the content of this post, but is redolent of my rural setting, so I wanted to share it with you.) Many friends of mine have parents who are either moving into aged care facilities or, sadly, have moved on to Another Plane. As a...