Women looking over mountains

Why regular massage is an essential tool for selfcare

Bodywork is powerful because something very profound happens when we allow another person to touch us in a safe, supportive and nurturing way. Through being touched we ‘embody’ ourselves, coming to a place where we are present in the here and now. Stripped of some of our incessant ‘doing’ and allowed just to ‘be’ for an hour we fall into a space where we are able to access deep relaxation. Those 60 mins on the table become a space in which we can participate in a dialogue with our bodies.

Yoga begins with listening

Remembering and forgetting

I spent four days in October immersed in anatomy, breath work and yoga with my teacher Leslie Kaminoff, who came to teach at The Yoga Bank in Widnes. It was transformational and deeply fascinating experience for me and one which has left me contemplating what yoga is and how we teach it, along with the ways in which the stories we tell ourselves about our bodies shape our experiences of living in them.