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Lotus: Next Level Yoga Pose Series

PADMASANA Level 2-3: Intermediate-Advanced   Benefits: Stable and lengthening foundation for the spine whilst seated/meditating Opens the hips by improving external rotation Calms the mind/nervous system, is very grounding Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injury or inflammation of the ankles, knees, or pelvis. Do not practice this pose without an instructor present if you are a… Continue reading Lotus: Next Level Yoga Pose Series

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VetYogi is now on YouTube!

I'm excited to introduce the new VetYogi YouTube channel!  As many of you whom I've met, or who follow VetYogi on social media, are aware, I am trying to bring Yoga and Meditation to my fellow veterinary professionals (From Neutering to Namaste: Why one Vet decided to become a Yoga Teacher). I passionately believe that… Continue reading VetYogi is now on YouTube!

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Food with love: Irish Apple Cake (Vegan)

Featuring seasonal apples, spices, cruelty-free dairy/egg alternatives, and a dash of my Irish heritage (VY), here comes another offering perfect for Cake Fridays! Rosie (Lickthespoonblog) has done it again, and transformed this cake into a beautiful and tasty vegan recipe, which she kindly allows me to share with my VetYogis. If you enjoy this cake,… Continue reading Food with love: Irish Apple Cake (Vegan)

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Heart to heart: a loving energy meditation

This meditation is designed to focus the mind and heart on the people in our lives, whilst bringing us inner joy, gratitude, and relaxation benefits. Tap into the energy at the heart center, feel the love begin to flow out of your chest. If you find this difficult, try and imagine the feeling you get… Continue reading Heart to heart: a loving energy meditation

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Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2018: Pacing yourself in Practice

Having recently attended WellVet Weekend at Girton College, Cambridge, I was lucky enough to attend some fantastic CPD sessions, as well as teach yoga and meditation sessions to some wonderful vets and nurses.     The only downside of attending those sessions, was having to miss out on the ones running at the same time!… Continue reading Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2018: Pacing yourself in Practice

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Nadi Shodhana: Alternate nostril breathing for an altered state of mind

This beautiful and cleansing form of Pranayama does exactly what it promises from its Sanskrit origins, with ‘nadi’ meaning ‘channel’, and ‘shodhana’ meaning ‘purification’. It can reduce stress and anxiety, and help to engage and balance both hemispheres of the brain. As discussed in Sama Vritti, the practice of 'Pranayama' is to expand/prolong ('ayama') the… Continue reading Nadi Shodhana: Alternate nostril breathing for an altered state of mind

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The VetYogi Review and Experiences of WellVet Weekend 2018

Friday 24th August saw me heading to Girton College, Cambridge, for the inaugural veterinary wellbeing-focused event, WellVet Weekend. A collaboration by Vetsnet and VetLed aiming to provide a weekend ‘of wellbeing, sport, fun, laughter, all with the wider cause of committing to make a positive change’ for the veterinary community.   Based on my experience… Continue reading The VetYogi Review and Experiences of WellVet Weekend 2018