There is no one size fit's all when it comes to your health and wellbeing. And the way we approach our health will change over the course of our life times.
Education can be one of our best tools towards understanding and refining what might be the best approach in this moment.
Join me and my knowledgeable guests as we discuss different experiences and approaches to living well!
Why do women have more back pain?
Why are women more prone to experiencing back pain? Chronic pain is more then just the issue in our tissue...it is a combination of biological, psychological and socio economic factors.
In this episode we will be discussing some of the most common causes of back pain in women, the reasons why they occur and some of the tools women can use to manage and prevent chronic back pain.
My intention for this episode is for it to be a source of empowerment and support for women.
Join the waitlist for yoga for back support for modern life.
Food for Back Health
You are what you eat, so the saying goes and more and more we understand just how much our diets impact health and can actually lead to the prevention of certain conditions. But did you know that the food you eat imacts the health of your spine? In today's episode we dig into the foods needed for a healthy spine that lead to a happy life.
Find out more about maintaining a healthy spine on my back health webinar.
Stella Billerey Naked on the Earth
Stella is a vibrant, passionate and soulful human being, she is an occupational therapist, embodiment and somatic practitioner and teacher and an advocate for accessible yoga.
We discuss embodiment work, working with accute mental health treatment, the language of yoga and creating more inclusive accessible spaces for all, and balancing that with supporting her own wellbeing as a space holder and facilitator of these practices.
She also shares a truly beautiful answer to the question of 'What it means to live well"
Mental health and Back Pain
Back pain is not all about your back. Certain mental health conditions can amplify your experience of pain. And in turn back pain can cause mental health conditions.
We look at the reasons and some of the tools and techniques you can use to reduce back pain and improve mental health.
To join the waitlist for the Back to Health Programme:
Back pain and back care
Your spine is a beautiful and complex structure, it is primarily designed to support , stabilise and protect you.
Back pain is one of the biggest causes of people missing work. It can prevent us from feeling like we can do the things that we love and showing up in the way that we want to in the world.
What causes back pain? What is pain? And how can we care for our spines and manage back pain? These are some of the questions I will investigate in this podcast episode.
Yoga and poly vagal theory
In this weeks episode I take a look at poly vagal theory and it's applications in yoga especially with regards to it's use with groups and individuals within a trauma informed setting.
We discuss how I became interested in this topic, a brief introduction to the nervous system and the 10th cranial nerve (the vagus nerve), Steven Porges the psychiatrist and neuroscientist who developed the Poly vagal theory and how yoga helps us to harmonise our relationship to our nervous system.
https://www.thebodartpractice.co.uk/ to find out more about upcoming courses.
And some recommended reading:
Dr. Besel Van der Kolk -The body keeps the score
Dr. Peter Levine-Waking the tiger
Dr. Arielle Swhwartz -The Post traumatic growth guidebook
Dr. Steven Porges-Poly Vagal Theory
I look forward to every episode
Ana has a lovely relaxed interview style and gets to some really interesting places with her guests. I was delighted to be asked to guest on Ana’s beautiful podcast and to now have the opportunity to have her back on my new show (Levitate with Ryan Nell)!
This is a wonderful podcast and I would recommend it to anyone who want a bit more insight into the wellness industry and the different ways of becoming more sustainable, without being made to feel guilty about your current habits! When I listen to this podcast I feel as though I’m having an open and honest chat with friends about wellness and hearing about others journeys really opens my mind to the possibility of pursuing a future in wellness myself!
If you do one new thing today, make it listening to this podcast!
I really well produced podcast. Interesting topics and thoughtful insights.