Summer health tips

Understanding Summer season

Yes my friend, June 21st will officially be the first day of summer, woot woot! Wherever you are in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting longer, the weather hotter and Nature greener. The transition from spring into summer is happening and all life is feeling it: insects and bees are back in your garden, … Continue reading Understanding Summer season

Stop wondering what to expect from a private yoga session

So here you are, you read my previous post on the benefits of private yoga and you found yourself in one of the 4 categories. And you are ready to take charge of your health and take on private yoga classes. But you are suddenly wondering, how does it work? I got the answers for … Continue reading Stop wondering what to expect from a private yoga session

My secrets for a good night sleep

Are you subject to insomnia, or simply have difficulties to fall asleep? I compiled a few tips below to assist you setting the right conditions for you. My first suggestion is to create a routine so you are enjoying your dinner earlier in the evening. If it is doable, plan your day in such a … Continue reading My secrets for a good night sleep

How stress affects YOU

What is happening when you are stressed? Stress can be external (think of a sudden loud noise) or internal (for example going into shock). It is a healthy response from your body to a stimulus. On the physiological level, the hormones that activates the fight or flight response are released and the energy and blood … Continue reading How stress affects YOU

How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

In the earlier posts, I discussed the Link differences between complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and shared some of my personal experience with mindfulness. Last week, I was focused on providing survivors and carers some tools to understand the impacts on the individuals and to start healing. Today, I will focus on yoga … Continue reading How to reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

What is Complex Trauma?

What is trauma? A dictionary definition states: “emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.” Just as this short definition shows, there are different types of trauma may it be emotional or physical, in adult or life. The term Post … Continue reading What is Complex Trauma?

This is my Periods’ best friend

What the heck is a menstrual cup? During my yoga teacher training had the joy of meeting with amazing people from around the world. A few of my fellow yogini were speaking so passionately about their great experience with the menstrual cup that I decided to try it out. I personally do not feel comfortable … Continue reading This is my Periods’ best friend

3 Ways to Sense Your Body

What is dissociation? The various mental health symptoms for trauma can affect an individual on different planes: the physical with heart palpitations, sweat, and panic attack; the emotional with low self-esteem, shame and guilt and, the psychological plane with dissociation. The latter could be explained as the separation of mental processes, or disconnection of the … Continue reading 3 Ways to Sense Your Body