I love yoga because it works on so many levels. When i feel tetchy yoga makes me feel so much better. It boosts my energy when i’m feeling tired and of course it’s great for a good stretch. But yoga isn’t just about getting flexible. Yoga is a holistic health system, which incorporates asana (the physical exercises), breathing techniques, diet, massage, relaxation and meditation. Which means yoga can be used therapeutically, as my yoga teacher says:
The numerous exercises aim to bring together all the various aspects of ones being (the physical, mental and spiritual) in an integral psycho-physical system to work in harmony and stay balanced. Duncan Hulin, from Devon School of Yoga
I’m not only aYoga Teacher and Therapist. I’m a researcher with a doctorate in the communication of risk and science. So this blog will combine my geeky and inquisitive nature with my love of yoga. My posts will include information on how yoga can be used as a therapy to manage particular health conditions. I’ll explore academic research in relation to yoga, demonstrating what the experts are saying about its benefits. I’ll also share useful tips and information on anything yoga related.