Category Archives: Restorative Practices

Why restorative yoga?

Fifteen years ago I turned up at my yoga teacher's house in London for a one-to-one lesson. 'Ah' she said when she saw me. 'Restorative yoga today I think'. Once inside, she set me up in a restorative savasana. The eye pillow went on. I woke up one hour later. That was my lesson. Someone…
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Restorative yoga sequence to ease anxiety

Restorative yoga is a powerful means of easing anxiety. It's a rescue remedy for the long-term. It offers relief, deep comfort and wellbeing while calming the nervous system. I was honoured to contribute a restorative yoga sequence to ease anxiety in the 2017 edition of Yogagenda. This is a beautiful annual planner, handbook and journal…
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Restorative yoga to breathe away stress

Stress touches all of us at some point. Chronic stress contributes or leads to a number of conditions such as insomnia, anxiety and digestive disorders. Restorative yoga helps us to manage stress in a gentle and profound way. Here is a short, simple restorative yoga practice that leads us towards diaphragmatic or deep, belly breathing.…
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Stress-related asthma: how yogic breathing can help

World Asthma Day raises awareness of this common condition each year. Did you know that stress and anxiety can be triggers for asthma? In this guest article I highlight the link between stress and asthma and give simple instructions for how yogic breathing can help. This is a technique that is often recommended (also by physios and medical…
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