My hobby horse. It is often assumed that women tend towards having hypotonic pelvic floors (loose) and exercises like Kegels to tighten and tone the pelvic floor are essential. And certainly there are times, such as in post natal recovery where restoration of tone in the pelvic floof is important. But hypertonic pelvic floors (tight) … More Looking after the pelvic floor 2
During a training course with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, I pledged never to give an instruction to ‘tuck the tail’ in a yoga class. I was surprised because I was familiar with this common instruction in standing poses, especially in ‘chair’ (utkatasana). But tucking the tail can place a burden on the pelvis and exacerbates our … More Looking after the pelvic floor by untucking the tail….
Originally posted on The Minded Institute's Blog:
The most common neurotic disorders in the United Kingdom are anxiety and depression, with one in six adults having been found to experience such presentations in any given week in the UK (Office for National Statistics, 1995). Anxiety is a normal response to stress or danger and…
Dark chocolate, especially if it’s ‘raw’ (made from unroasted cocoa beans) is associated with yoga, meditation and particularly with the deep guided relaxation practice of yoga nidra. I know from my own experience that chocolate seems to be just what is needed after an intense yoga practice and deep relaxation. But why? What’s interesting … More Yoga and chocolate