Take Care: Time to Put on the Brakes?

Take Care: Time to Put on the Brakes?

If you are a person who likes to keep moving, physically and mentally, you know what a nuisance it is when an injury trips you up. I’m one of those on-the-move people. If you assessed me according to Ayurveda criteria, I would come up as a Vata type.  So, when I...
Take Care: Pedestals Are for Statues Not People

Take Care: Pedestals Are for Statues Not People

Years ago I had osteoarthritis of both hips. I had hip replacement surgery in 2010 and have gone from strength to strength since then. However the period when I was first diagnosed was hell for me. My ego felt crushed like a stepped-on grape. I was convinced that the...
Take Care: Why Aren’t Women Better at Self-Care?

Take Care: Why Aren’t Women Better at Self-Care?

  The subject of ‘self-care’ is a complex one Heather Hyde, my friend, colleague and sometimes student has generously offered her thoughts on the subject of self-care for Yoga Suits Her. I especially appreciate the way she has opened up the whole topic for...
Take Care: What is Self-Advocacy?

Take Care: What is Self-Advocacy?

It might be an expression that’s been around for years, but I’ve just woken up to what a great one expression it is: self-advocacy. It’s similar in meaning to self-care. But ‘self-care activist and mentor’, Christy Tending says it’s...
Take Care: Restorative Yoga is the Great Healer

Take Care: Restorative Yoga is the Great Healer

Restorative yoga helps you recover from illness As I started up my Take Care blog series last week, I was reminded by my friend Lesley of the healing properties of restorative yoga practice. Lesley speaks from experience when she writes: Dearest Eve, thank you for...
Take Care When You Get Those Back Pain Blues

Take Care When You Get Those Back Pain Blues

There are many ways of dealing with back pain. We can seek western or eastern medical treatment. We can lie in bed until the pain mercifully passes. If possible, we can ignore it, or even pray for a reprieve.  My friend and colleague, Denis Juelicher, recently learned...
Allowing Yourself to Feel: Being With Sadness

Allowing Yourself to Feel: Being With Sadness

Recently, I’ve had two episodes of feeling overcome with sadness. Not depression, but awash in sadness. You might have had times like this, too. They seemingly come out of nowhere and when I experience them, I feel compelled to figure out what’s going on....
Yoga And Hip Replacement

Yoga And Hip Replacement

The lead-up to hip replacement surgery  Many of us are getting to the age where we are starting to wear out. Or, at least our joints are. This last week, I’ve spoken to three people who are in need of joint replacements. They are not all yogis. But they are...
Politics, Opinions and Yoga Kindness

Politics, Opinions and Yoga Kindness

I need to write about kindness. I’m the type of individual that often needs to be reminded to be kind. Some people that I know are hard-wired for kindness in any situation. My dear housemate, Heather, comes to mind, as well as our friend Kerry. Unflappably kind....
2017: A Good Year for a New Story

2017: A Good Year for a New Story

The French word for sunflower is tournesol, meaning turning toward the sun. ~ Rosina Mihajlovic, Rudolf Steiner School teacher More than a year ago, I did a weeklong workshop that turned ‘my story’ upside down. My story had been running me for over four decades. It...
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