I haven't got the perfect yoga body, and you won't see me posing in pretzel-like asanas in exotic locations semi-naked on Instagram with a million followers. So what do I get out of yoga and why do I not only practice it, but teach it too?
Negative feelings like sadness, depression, loneliness, trauma, hurt, anger and loss are useful and essential emotions. They tell us that something is wrong and it needs to be changed, or worked through. Loss of a loved one for instance cannot be changed but it can be worked through with the process of mourning.
Every Monday I share my musings and research I have done over the past week. From quotes and statistics to videos and discussions that are interesting, informative and inspirational.
It's the time of year for New Years resolutions, the inevitable 'I am not happy with my self/life/home.' This mindset comes with the idea that if you can somehow get all these things worked out, then you'll be happy. For many people I work with though that day doesn't come, things don't go as planned and many of us give up or fail at our resolutions at the end of January. Someone in my yoga class this week described this powerful drive and pressure to change as New Year-itus.
So I finally got round to making my first podcast! This one is about counselling, why people come, and what can make it difficult.