Author: Sarah

Twitchy eyes

Do you have twitchy eyes? It could be stress Whether it’s Homer Simpson filled with rage at his son, or Wile E Coyote annoyed after failing to catch the roadrunner again, a twitchy eye is classic cartoon shorthand for stress. But there’s truth behind it. “Stress can affect the eyes and vision in a number…

Reflecting on a year post lockdown

I wonder if you have been reflecting over the year almost as if we are approaching a new year as our lockdowns begin to gradually be lifted here in Europe. Did you manage to adapt better towards the end or try out some new practices that might have helped you through?  Even if we feel…

What does safe yoga teaching mean to you?

‘Safe’ yoga teaching online and in person  One of the greatest points of importance to me in providing a safe learning environment is to truly emphasise ‘learn in your own way’ and to actually mean this. This might mean lying in bed with your baby, having your pets or children pop in and out or being…

Brain and Gut Health

My Level 2 curriculum includes a large section on an in-depth study of the vagus nerve and how to improve vagal tone.  I have also long been fascinated by the study of Body Psychotherapy. The Level 2 curriculum therefore also includes study of the enteric nervous system. The combination of both the science and the…

Are your eyes feeling the strain too?

Is it just me or are your eyes unfocused from all the being at home and close up work? Aside from making sure you take daylight walks focusing long distance we can also do these helpful eye exercises. Here’s an article I found on some advice. Try these ‘eye yoga’ moves to avoid straining your…

What time do you like to exercise?

What the timings of your exercise mean for your health With most of us working from home again, we have a lot more flexibility over when we work out. But some evidence suggests that there is an ideal time to exercise. One Spanish study published in 2020 found a correlation between exercising between 8am and…

My teaching pedagogy

My teaching model…… One of the things I do when I teach on teacher trainings is to include student teachers who have studied with me over and over again, and who I can see are dedicated to wanting to grow and share their experience with others in a deeper way, to come to trainings in…

Winter Immune Boosting Juice

This is one of my favourite juices and it means you pack in over 150mg of fresh Vitamin C and not have to gnaw your way through large lumps of orange.  Here’s what I use:-  Peel 1 & 1/2 oranges in season (provides over 30% of your recommended daily value and dietary fibre). Right now…

Krispy Kale

Do you want to eat healthily but also feel starved for time and that it just takes too long to prepare (and also chew) vegetables like kale? Here are my top tips for preparing some healthy meals which take less than a few minutes preparation and can be cooked in a batch which you can…

Why you need to give your brain a break

Walking Meditation with my Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in London one year ago. January 2021…… nearly 1 year into covid-19 This time a year ago I sat in a hall with over 70 students who were attending my 2020 Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training. On the morning we began I asked…

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