7 results for tag: Yoga Nidra


Hot Flush Party

Free online event 4pm - 5.30pm UK time, Friday 7th August Hot flushes are the most common menopause symptom in the UK with 43.8% experiencing anything from the occasional mild glow to an endless torrent of sweat. In this menopause pyjama party, we’ll look at the physiological understanding of what’s going on, find tools to uncover what might be happening to trigger your flushes, then snuggle down with a lovely Yoga Nidra to explore the transformational possibilities. Menopause is a sensitive time where we shed our skins as we become a different ,more powerful person, but transformation can be hard work! What if we explored the possib...

Too Guilty to Rest

2pm Friday 10th July Online If you’re working at home and home schooling and trying to stay sane, there will probably be one thing on your mind; how to get a bit of a rest. Or how to escape to a secret hide-away where no one will ask you any more annoying questions! Add menopause to the mix and you have a ticking bomb ready to explode! We all know we can’t fill from an empty cup, that we’re getting increasingly depleted, but also feel just too guilty to rest. We're caught in a bind. The difficulty is that our attitudes to rest and activity are learned from our birth families and our culture. It's all tangled up with our ...

Online Offerings for Self-Isolation

A list of free and paid for online offerings to connect and grow while we sit the virus out at home, click on the blue text to find more details. If you have something you'd like me to add, just leave a comment. The listings are in no particular order and I take no responsibility for accuracy, I'm sharing the love not policing it. A massive thank you to the people who are sharing their skills and presence for free and please also support the paid-for options, many of which are at a reduced price or by donation. For therapists and teachers who have their work shut down due to the virus, these are challenging times. If you’re feeling anxious ...

Self-help for Challenging Times

These are difficult times for all of us as we face every aspect of our lives with uncertainty. Bloody difficult. Naturally, we're all feeling the stressed out and powerless (hence the loo roll madness) and this will impact on our immune system at exactly the time we need to be in robust health. We need to find healthy ways to soothe ourselves especially when our hormones are shifting in menopause, a naturally more vulnerable time. As a highly sensitive person, I am familiar with over-stimulation and carrying generalised anxiety in my body and I am VERY good at self-soothing, it's become habitual for me. So while things are tough, I'd like to ...

Yoga Nidra for Menopause

I am very excited to share my four, brand new Nidras I've recorded especially for menopause; one for each phase and then one for Second Spring, which are now available for you to buy in my shop. Hooray! The magic pill for menopause is to slow down and rest, and then when you think you've done that, rest some more. One of the biggest gifts I've received has been Yoga Nidra which I've used pretty much daily for the last four years. Here are the Yoga Nidras I've created for menopause: Separation – bringing release and softness in perimenopause Surrender – bringing kindness and reassurance to both body and spirit Emergenc...

Too Sensitive to Sleep

My sleepless adventures as a highly sensitive, menopausal woman Understanding menopausal insomnia If you are preparing for or experiencing perimenopause, check out our online retreat 'Am I Going Mad' All through my sleep deprived years I have snatched greedily at any article about how to cure menopausal insomnia, jumping on the latest fix with my claws out, desperate for it to end the misery that sleep deprivation brings. Over the years I have bought and tried the following: Avena sativaMelatoninLavender essential oil5HTPNitolNight time tea of various brandsA ‘Calm the fuck down' tea blended by a herbalistTinctures of valerianMagnesium ...

Body Image – a revolutionary act or a human right?

Can you honestly, hand on heart, say that you love your body? Really? What about your belly or the underside of your arms? Or that bit that you always apologise about in yoga class?   Every day in my massage practice I witness the judgments women hold about their bodies. This shows up as apologies, negative self-talk and numerous other ways, but this negativity is from women who have taken charge of their self-care enough to come for a massage. Imagine all the women out there who didn’t make it this far and couldn’t bear to be seen or touched at all!   Does this matter, beyond the personal tragedy of a compromised body image? ...