Every fortnight, join Ana Maria, yoga teacher, massage therapist and wellbeing advocate, as she interviews inspirational people on their journey to create positive change in the world and community while finding balance in their own unique ways.
Whether you want to learn more about physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing or living a more balanced life, this is the podcast for you.
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
Kristian Morgan/Ultra Marathon
Kristian Morgan is a remarkable human being, he is an ultra marathon world record holder. His joyful spirit, resilience and perseverance are an incredible reminder of human potential.
In this episode I had the honour to ask him some of the deeper questions about what inspires and motivates him. And what goes through his mind as he pushes it to its absolute limits.
We also discuss the integral part a regular yoga practice plays in his life.
This was such a brilliant conversation with lots of wisdom and heartfelt thoughts on how to live well.
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Beth Edwards-Nutrition,Diabetes,Intuitive Eating
Beth Edwards is a nutritional therapist with a special interest and expertise in diabetes type 1 she is also a health psychologist with a no-nonsense approach to helping her clients eat well and live well.
On this weeks show we take a deep dive with Beth into her own personal experience with type 1 diabetes. She answers questions around how this chronic illness effects people, and she shares how she helps her clients to manage it with kindness and a deep level of knowledge and insight.
Find her @bethedwardsnutrition and www.bethedwardsnutrition.com/
Finn Van der Aar- Salt Water Stories
Finn is a marine scientist, author, Clean Coast Ambassador and a Climate Change Ambassador, self proclaimed foodie who is passionate about sharing her knowledge about the environment, low impact travel and how to help people live more sustainably.
In this episode we speak about her journey to finding her calling as a guardian of our planets oceans, her journey to healing her own health and how that lead her to create her own gluten free sustainable bakery and much more.
You can find Finn
Tanya Fairtlough- Yoga, Doula work and Journalling
Tanya is a Yoga teacher and Birth Doula and baby massage teacher with a passion for holding space and supporting women and their families through the journey of having a child.
We dive into how as a teacher you are always evolving and how unexpected challenges shift the direction of work and sense of purpose.
Journalling is a key part of Tanya's day and she shares with us some brilliant journalling prompts to help clear the mind fog.
Lara Otunla- The London House of Wellbeing
Lara Otunla Bsc(Hons) MRpharmS is the director and founder of the London House of Wellbeing.
Lara and the team are dedicated to helping people take a proactive approach to their own health by offering screen testing, advice and information for various health issues in a welcoming environment.
The LHOW is based in Herne Hill with a view to rolling out other locations across London.
Mention A Way To Live Well, when booking a test or buying any products to receive 20% off.
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.