‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye

There’s something really quite beautiful about these words from a poem called ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye. ‘Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in…

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The Minded Institute

Suicide Awareness month

Powerful and important post shared on Yoga International, highlighting Suicide Awareness month. Not an easy read, but the author has a vital message. “Even if you don’t know that you know people who live with suicidal thoughts, you know people who live with suicidal thoughts….

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“We are traumatized species.”

“We are traumatized species.” Just think about that for a moment. Let it sit there. Ask yourself ‘Why?” How does that affect the way you might teach a yoga class or work with a client? . Steven Porges asks us to try to understand that…

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Yoga in Cancer Treatment

Its so good to see that Cancer Research UK has an entire section dedicated to Yoga on their website, under ‘Treatment / Complimentary / Alternative Therapies’ The UK’s leading Cancer Research Charity notes :”Studies suggest that it (yoga) might help people with cancer cope with…

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NHS Recommended Breathing Techniques

Many of us are considering ideal techniques to strengthen the lungs given covid-19. There is a mix of information, much is which is largely untested, but nonetheless might be useful. Here’s something recommended by the NHS, it is likely to increase lung capacity. The recommendation…

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