Category Archives: Therapeutics/Restorative Yoga

Alternate nostril breathing: balance, clarity and the energy body

If you have limited time for pranayama - yoga's breathing techniques - nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing is the most important one. It's also a gem of a practice that brings glimpses of serenity to everyday life. Apart from feeling instantly calming and centring, its benefits include: - Reducing stress and anxiety - Calming…
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Yoga for lower back relief – 3 backbends

After my post Yoga for lower back relief - 4 poses resonated with many, I wanted to share with you how selected backbends can be enormously helpful in both relieving and preventing lower back pain. Backbends might seem like advanced and scary poses, only for the extremely flexible and fit. In reality there are backbends for everyone, and we have actually all already done those I…
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Yoga for lower back relief – 4 poses

Whether it's due to working at a desk, carrying/lifting children, slouching when we stand or any number of other reasons, 'non-specific' lower back pain is so widespread today. This simple sequence will give you much-needed relief. You can do it at any time of the day. If you have very little time, just do the first and/or last pose. If…
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Peace and rejuvenation in 5 minutes – restorative yoga

If life ever becomes particularly hectic and I'm in need of some quick, effective rest and rejuvenation there are two yoga poses I immediately turn to. They are both restorative (fully supported) yoga poses. Anyone can do them and at any time of day. No special experience or ability is required. In just a few minutes you'll feel…
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