This year the team behind WellVet Weekend ensured that parenting veterinary professionals didn't have to miss out by welcoming parents alongside their "diddy delegates", and introducing the 'Family' stream. This event gave me an opportunity to teach a 'Parent and Baby' yoga class for the first time ever, and these are my reflections on that… Continue reading A VetYogi first: Teaching ‘Parent and Baby’ yoga
MAKARA ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Strengthens the arms, legs, gluteals, and core Stretches the hamstrings, calves, shoulders, and arches of the feet Promotes lengthening of the spine and good posture Encourages focus, concentration, and can relieve stress Good prep pose for arm balances and inversions Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): High blood pressure… Continue reading Forearm Plank: Foundation Yoga Pose Series
One of the great things about practicing yoga is that regardless of how you are feeling, there is a sequence, or a posture, or a space, for that moment in time. With its endless variety, styles, and education, yoga is there for you regardless of whether you feel strong or vulnerable, happy or sad, energised… Continue reading VetYogi Quiz: Which yoga pose should you do based on your current mood?
Easter weekend can mean lots of things to different people, but to veterinary professionals it can often mean a long weekend on call, or just another weekend without a break. Hopefully you're enjoying the sunshine, a chance to catch up with friends and family, and Easter treats, but if not, allow VetYogi to help you… Continue reading Yoga for the Veterinary Weekend Worker
UTTHITA TRIKONASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Stretches many areas of the body, including: ankles, calves, hamstrings, hips, side body Promotes lengthening of the spine Opens the chest and shoulders Can be calming and reduce anxiety Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injury/inflammation of the neck, back, shoulders, hips Low blood pressure Migraines Heart conditions Fine during menstruation… Continue reading Extended Triangle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series
VASISTHASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Strengthens and stretches the wrists Strengthens the arms and shoulders Engages and strengthens the abdominal core and gluteal muscles Improves balance Improves focus and concentration Promotes stability and lengthening of the spine Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Inflammation/injuries of the wrists/arms/shoulders/ankles High blood pressure Glaucoma Recent abdominal surgery/trauma Pregnancy- avoid Fine… Continue reading Side Plank Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series
On Sunday 10th February 2019, we welcomed the first group of VetYogis to the inaugural 'Surgery to Sanctuary' event at Bethells Beach near Auckland, NZ. The Kiwi summer really turned it on with blue skies and beautiful sunshine; we could not have asked for better weather. The group consisted of a variety of small and… Continue reading Our first ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ experience