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 take your practice off the mat

Take the what off the mat? It is very likely that throughout your experience of attending different type of Yoga classes, you would have heard the instructor saying to their students at the end of the session to "Take your Practice Off the Mat". And you wondered then "what are they talking about?", "What do … Continue reading How to take your practice off the mat

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

The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors

Let's first understand what trauma creates in your body. When affected by a traumatic event, the human body will create a series of defense mechanism to protect itself. It is important to note that the degree by which you are suffering will be different than what someone else might experience, as you are both unique … Continue reading The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors