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Navigating life with 1.5 hands

Navigating life with 1.5 hands


Life was not designed for any less than 10 fingers it would seem. A little over 2 weeks ago while preparing dinner for some friends, I sliced of the top of my thumb whilst (mindlessly?) chopping some leeks. I love leeks so there are no hard feelings, but at the time, I was of course, screaming bloody murder. Typically, it was the one day I had left my car in with the mechanic to be seen to, an extremely rare thing for me to do. I don’t tend to have the organisational skills to keep the car in check,...


Yoga for Sciatica

Yoga for Sciatica


I've unfortunately suffered through sciatica for years. When it's bad it can be pretty debilitating. Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is compressed, generally due to tight muscles sitting on the nerve. The sciatic nerve is the biggest in the body and stems from the lower back all the way down the legs. 
Yoga can help of course, the main thing is getting to know your body and know where the nerve is being affected. For me, it can stem from my piriformis or further up in my QL. Either way, it's incredibly painful and limits my range...


Chakras and Yoga- How To Heal Yourself

Chakras and Yoga- How To Heal Yourself

 

 

I know for some people the Chakra system can be baffling. The idea that something is there which we cannot see isn’t something easy to grasp. This amazing subtle system in the body has been an insight into the body’s ailments for thousands of years. By just learning the basics of how the Chakras work and how you yourself can check in with them can be a great way to learn how your body is working on a deeper level. For those of you that need more convincing-bear with me, please. Not everything needs to be seen to...