It’s that moment, totally engrossed in a project at work, that without you really noticing it a gradual tightness creeps into your neck.
Focused on getting the project out, you override the short-term ache, but are left at the end of the day with stiffness in your neck and irritability. A few projects later, and from nowhere you develop a cracking headache. What to do, other than take a paracetamol and keep on going?
I came across Craniosacral Therapy 9 years ago now. Working as a physical therapist in Oxford, I would cross over with clients leaving their sessions in a deep state of relaxation which you could tangibly feel in the air. Out of all the complementary therapies, this seemed to be the one with a disproportionate impact. How could such a light touch approach bring such successful results?
One of the classic books on the processes underlying trauma “Waking The Tiger” by Peter Levine provides a comprehensive introduction to the mechanisms of the nervous system, and levels of response connected to “fight and flight”, and “freeze”.
Recent awareness around health conditions affecting the female reproductive system have been highlighted in the press this week.
Firstly with accounts and individual experiences of women going through endometriosis, and secondly experiences from fibroids.Continue reading “Endometriosis, Fibroids & our female body”
Recently published research explores the idea that the practice of caesareans over the past 50 years has led to an increase in narrow pelvis size within the population.Continue reading “How caesareans could affect evolution”
This is one of the most beautiful books, gently exploring qualities and experiences of the body that can unfold through the practice of yoga.
Vanda Scaravelli studied in her early years with B.K.S. Iyengar and T.V.K Desicachar. She went on to develop a profoundly restorative approach to listening and unwinding the body.Continue reading “Vanda Scaravelli – Awakening the Spine”
13th – 14th May 2017, London
The international Breath of Life Conference brings together pioneering practitioners and scientists involved in grounding breaking research and the application of body-mind therapeutic approaches. It explores key factors that organise how we function, beyond just the physical form, providing a forum and meeting place for exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of health.Continue reading “The Breath of Life Conference 2017”