Teaching the Yoga4Health 10 week protocol – My experience and feedback from students

By Jo Burningham | January 6, 2020 |

Bringing yoga into the community and accessible to all The Yoga4Health 10 week course is being offered nationally. I have recently guided 5 cohorts and felt it valuable to share my experiences to encourage teachers to undertake the training, encourage patients to enrol on the programme and most importantly to do what I can to…

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Yoga and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

By Jo Burningham | October 30, 2019 |

The number of people with diabetes has reached 4.7 million in the UK and world diabetes cases are expected to jump 55% by 2035. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is often associated with obesity and tends to be diagnosed in older people but potentially everyone is at risk of developing this disease. Why is everyone…

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Yoga in Healthcare

By Jo Burningham | August 9, 2019 |

  Yoga has been seen as an effective way to combat many health conditions by many for thousands of years. Science is proving its effectiveness and now more than ever before there is greater acceptance of yoga being a viable and extremely effective healthcare intervention. Social prescribing is relatively new and its concept is very…

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Why is teen yoga essential

By Jo Burningham | June 20, 2019 |

As a teen you are not an adult and yet are expected in so many ways to show maturity and to behave how others expect, Teen years are challenging and exciting, a period when there should be exploration rather than conforming to expectations. Teen years are a period for establishing identity based on past, present…

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That inner stillness thing..

By Jo Burningham | August 27, 2018 |

Finding that inner stillness thing So many beautiful quotes just this past week from my regular practitioners; ‘I feel calmer and my husband has noticed a difference’  ‘I feel more open and I have more confidence’  ‘I love the spirituality and philosophy that you incorporate into your classes’  ‘I love the music, it’s part of…

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Daily pocket practice

By admin | July 10, 2018 |

A daily pocket practice for first thing in the morning. 10 or 12 minutes every day will change your body, change your mind and change your life. Stay with the breath. Listen to your body and feel the mountains and the valleys of your body as you practice. 1. Cat/Cow Table top Hands slightly forward…

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The power of savasana

By Jo Burningham | March 25, 2018 |

As we think about spring, thoughts turn to what we can let go off as we arrive into the optimism and new life that spring gives. Savasana is a powerful pose. Translated to mean corpse pose. I love to give you at least 5 minutes at the end of class in this mightily transformative state…

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Finding your yoga

By Jo Burningham | November 24, 2017 |

We are often striving too hard in our lives to secure success.  Driven by our will rather than our heart. Auyervedic philosophy believes we are made up of different doshas and this is our constitution (Prakriti).  We are most balanced and achieve the best wellness when we have balance aligned to our Prakriti. During a homework assignment…

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Psoas and fertility

By Jo Burningham | October 20, 2017 |

The psoas muscle (pronounced so-as), otherwise known as the the mother muscle because it controls us and it’s not only a muscle, as Liz Koch says; “it’s the source of your inner power”. It connects the upper body with the lower body and it stabilises the pelvis and in some ways helps to perform hip…

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Improve vagal tone to lower blood pressure

By Jo Burningham | September 14, 2017 |

One of the yogis I had in class recently, had a surgical procedure deferred due to high blood pressure. Terribly disappointing for him since he’s lost weight, reduced his alcohol consumption, is exercising more and has a regular and committed yoga practice. He says that he doesn’t feel stressed and his sleep quality is good.…

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