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.
3 Reasons Why Knowing Who You Serve Matters. With the increasing popularity of yoga and advances in health sciences it is becoming obvious that yoga can help manage all sorts of conditions and become an alternative form of therapy.The word Therapy in fact, derived from the Greek word θεραπεια, means to cure, to heal and whenContinue reading “CHAIR BASED YOGA”
It is my mission to help people realise the infinite potential that exists within the practices of yoga, that expand beyond the asana-verse, beyond the idea that yoga is for people who are young and flexible. This idea is already portaited in the social media and it is a real pet-hate of mine. Complicated posesContinue reading “MORE THAN ĀSANA”
Christmas preparations are on their way in the Jones household, but this year feels very much like 2014 for me. 2014 was the year I received a kidney transplant. About 3 months after I made it to the school gates one of the parents said to me “You are brave” at the discovery of whatContinue reading “What does bravery got to do with it?”