rachael lowe yoga

women's wisdom

The art of getting lost

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“That thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you is usually what you need to find,” says Rebecca Solnit, “and finding it is a matter of getting lost.”

In many indigenous cultures, during women’s moontime, the menstruating women gather together in circle and journey through the underworld, deep into the spiritual heart of Gaia to retrieve nature’s wisdom to benefit their communities and their peoples. It was, and still is believed, that menstruating women were powerful shamans; their …

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Thyroid, brain, ears, nose and throat health!

A simple chant and a mudra can do all that - care for optimum functioning of the thyroid, the brain, ears, nose and throat! And, boosts our energy levels too. Conversely, at the end of a trying day in your life, practicing the following meditation restores your energy and prepares you for sleep. An oxymoron, but there you go.

So how does this meditation help the thyroid, ears, nose and throat? Chanting Ong creates a vibration in the throat, stimulating the thyroid. It also vibrates the face, th…

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peri-menopause & menopause - a metamorphosis

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As I write this on Valentine’s Day 2019, I count down to my 47th birthday in March. It’s not that I’ve chosen Valentine’s Day to write about perimenopause and yoga, it’s that I have time tonight to write! If there is a link it is an unconscious one. Let’s see what shows up as I write.

It is just over a year ago that the perimenopause began its’ metamorphic journey in my body, in my bodies. For when I think about my body, I feel multiple bodies - clearly a physical one, a mental body, an emotion…

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