A gentle yoga sequence to address lower back pain I have been in pain with my lower back for a little bit of time now. Some of the most common reasons people experience lower back pain are a result of everyday habitual behaviour. Sitting too much, not moving enough, overarching or tucking pelvis under, orContinue reading “Yoga For Lower Back”
3 reasons why dynamic movement is beneficial in chair based yoga What does dynamic mean in the context of asana? In my yoga therapy training is was a synonym of synchronised movement to breath, controlled movement in and out of the pose. This created space for other elements of the practice to be adapted orContinue reading “Dynamic Movement in Chair Based Yoga”
in chair based yoga classes. The sequencing framework I offer in my chair based yoga classes is quite unique. I come from an adapted and therapeutic yoga background so, it is very important for me that people not only access the poses, but go beyond that. I want them to access a lot more thanContinue reading “4 Sequencing Considerations”
Maintaining mental sharpness with chair based yoga When I was little my grandmother (yiayia) and grandfather (pappous) were looking after me for the majority of the time. They were active, so we would go to so many places!!I guess in Greece the weather is not this dominant, but good sunny days really enhanced the fun weContinue reading “Acuity of the mind”
My practice of gratitude officially started back in 2014, I would simply look for things and people and circumstances to be grateful for. It supported me deeply; showing appreciation through words and actions had a really positive effect on my mindset and how I handled a very difficult year. During that year I started dialysisContinue reading “Grateful is not a feeling”
Do you speak nicely to yourself? I am my worst critic and I need to change that. I still remember the day when my yoga teacher “prescribed” some affirmations for me to go with my yoga practice… there was no way I could manage to say that… not for a long time.Recently I started Tapping trainingContinue reading “Powerful Chanting”
A post about working being a woman in 2021
Happy International Day of women.
Let me tell you first how this post came about… I am signed up to a tonne of inspiring newsletters.They provide ideas, resources references and all sorts of other things. Their intention is rarely to sell me stuff. I did not sign up to the emails because I got a freebie in return, I signedContinue reading “Unconditional Joy”
The Meaning of Home The meaning of home often seems like an abstract concept. During this recent pandemic we discovered that home literally meant the physical building we all live in. The bricks and mortar, our property. For some, lucky enough, this same building “felt like home”:– A place where they were safe and soundContinue reading “Home”
It Is far more important to promote independence than simply being able to sequence poses or to achieve complicated asana and this is how you teach chair yoga to people with low mobility:
You shift the focus to something that serves them best and independence is a big one for older adults and those with low mobility.