Yoga Nidra & Meditation

Spring Yin & Yang Organs

The pair of organs associated with the Spring (Wood) season are the Liver and Gallbladder. The Liver (yin) is the body’s main organ of detoxification and is very important in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), being described as ‘the General’. Energetically the Liver is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi (energy) through the body,…

A NEW SEASON OF 3-HOUR WORKSHOPS IN BRIXTON

JOYFUL & OPEN: A YIN & YOGA NIDRA WORSHOP Saturday 19th October 2019 | 2.00pm to 5.00pm | £35 / £30 concession Venue: Yoga Point, Brixton A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to local charity Brixton Soup Kitchen. Starting with this Autumn Yin & Yoga Nidra workshop I will be…

Joyful & Open: A Late Autumn Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 10 November | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25 Join me for this upcoming seasonal workshop at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall. In Chinese Medicine there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. They are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, and each element is connected…

Loving Kindness Meditation – Cultivating Compassion for Self and Others

What is Loving Kindness Meditation? Metta Bhavana is the original name of this practice originating from the Buddhist tradition, which can be practised by anyone regardless of religious affiliation. Metta means (non-romantic) ‘love’, kindness, or friendliness: hence ‘Loving Kindness’ for short. Bhavana means ‘development’ or ‘cultivation’. Research shows that Loving Kindness meditation has numerous benefits from reducing…

May You Be Well

  Loving-Kindness (Metta Bhavana) Meditation Metta – (non-romantic) love, friendliness, kindness Bhavana – cultivation or development   To begin your meditation, find a comfortable place to lie down or sit. Your eyes can be open or closed. Start by offering Loving-Kindness to yourself by reciting silently several times: “May I be Well, May I be…

Meditate Advent: Can You Give Yourself 5 Minutes?

December can be a crazy month for many of us so it can be even more important to find ways to press pause during your day. If you haven’t started a meditation practice but would like to (or if your practice has gone by the wayside and you’d like to re-start), then why not join…

New Year Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Workshop

Saturday 7th January 2017 – 6.45-8.45pm at Embody Wellness Realign with your deepest self in this New Year workshop with Patricia Carlota and I – an evening of deep relaxation for both body and mind. Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative practice that activates the parasympathetic nervous system (calming the body’s fight/flight response). Physically the…

A Solstice Meditation for You

Simple Solstice Meditation for You Visoka va Jyotismati – Sutra 1.36 Visoka – blissful va – or jyotismati – the supreme light This month in the Northern Hemisphere is the Winter Solstice (Wednesday 21st December) – the shortest day and longest night of the year. In many ways 2016 has been a tumultuous year around the…

Winter Solstice Gong Bath & Yoga Nidra

Sunday 18th December 2-4pm at reCentre Health, Balham Join us for this special Winter Solstice workshop – an afternoon of soothing sounds and complete relaxation for the mind and body The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year as we transition from Autumn to Winter and is a time for reflection and rebalancing…

Do You Struggle to Sleep? Try This

Paula’s Yoga Nidra for Sleep – Audio Download available here Do you struggle to get to sleep? Listen to this 12-minute Yoga Nidra practice I have recorded to help you drift off to sleep more easily.  This is best listened to in bed as this nidra does not wake you up at the end so…

Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Evening

NEW WORKSHOP at Embody Wellness – Saturday 19th November 6.30-8.30pm Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Workshop Join Gong Practitioner Patricia Carlota and I for an evening of deep relaxation for both body and mind. Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative practice that activates the parasympathetic nervous system (calming the body’s fight/flight response). Physically the…

Yoga Nidra – Dreaming of Yogic Sleep

“Yoga Nidra can be understood as a total practice of yoga itself… a state of ‘awakened sleep’ … in this state (we encounter) auto-suggestive experience of the power of the unconscious mind and its linkage with the soul.” – Sri Ram Sharam Acharya. What is Yoga Nidra? The word ‘nidra’ translates as ‘sleep’, hence the…
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My Gift to You – A 15 minute Guided Relaxation

If you’ve had a look around the U Can Yoga website recently you might have noticed a few changes. One of those is that you can now receive a free 15 minute Yoga Nidra (‘yogic’ sleep) Meditation. To receive your recording all you need to do is sign up to my mailing list here or via…