Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Self Healing

benefits of meditation

I have been recently doing more and more work with Meditation. It a practice that is becoming more frequent in my day to day Yoga practice. I have always loved the Savasana and relaxation aspects of Yoga and really feel the benefits of this wonderful and gentle practice.

I have been running a sessions of meditation and Yoga Nidra to help a client with depression and anxiety. Some thing that I myself, and many others have suffered with at some point in our lives. Its so wonderful to connect back with what made me fall in love with Yoga and Meditation and be able to give this wonderful gift to others so that they too, can help them selves.

I believe strongly in self healing and all we need is the tools and a little help on the right path to be able to heal our minds, body and souls.

I enjoy practising a “just being” guided mediation. Where the focus is on the present moment of just being, the acceptance of just being and the truly wonderful feeling of “just being” can bring. NO place to go, or to come from, just the moment of being.

You can practice this feeling of “just being” with this simple and exercise:

Find a warm and comfortable spot, you could be sat or laying down. Bring your awareness to your breath and start by counting your breaths eg…inhale exhale 1, inhale exhale 2……continue this and start to deepen the breath. Once you have done this for around ten breaths begin to focus on the space between the inhale and exhale..notice the feeling of ease and peace here. The place in which their is nothing….no place to go or to come from…….just being.

You can practice this short exercise when you feel you a wave of anxiety or depression arising.

Happy self healing,
Love , light and Namaste

Children and Yoga

kids yoga pre school

Hi, since my last blog I wanted to update you all on what I have been getting up to. I always find the world works in ways that push you towards what you really feel happy in doing if you don’t try and force things too much.
So, recently I have been given a few new opportunities. And one of them is to work with children more. I have been heading into a local pre-school and working with 2-4 year olds. An age that I haven’t worked with for many years but with their natural curiosity and amazing energy I have always loved. This has been a wonderful experience and has connected me back with my inner child, although she is never really far away.
We did some wonderful sound work using our voices by singing our names, we did some breath work feeling the breathe and using the breath. I incorporated my Laughter Yoga into the session with some wonderful roll play where we went to the zoo. At the end I brought out my singing bowl and I was astonished how well they lay and listened to it. Silence, calm and ease fell over the whole room…..

It really was a wonderful experience to bring Yoga to children of this age and I am looking forward to my future work with these super mini Yogis.