Ever had a stressful day at work and felt tightness in the body? For our Neanderthal forefathers, the fight or flight stress response was an essential component of survival. However in today’s world we face stressful events much more frequently- a fight with a partner or friend, rising costs of living, work dramas, you name it, stress can come from almost anywhere. Over time, the buildup of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol can have detrimental effects on the body.
In the short term, stress and tension in the body may manifest as immune system suppression, increased risk of infection, suppressed digestion and metabolism and decrease in vital nutrients.
However if left unchecked over time, stress hormone levels in the body will rise and this often results in feeling increasingly anxious, fatigued and prone to mood swings.
Chronic stress, or a constant stress experienced over a prolonged period of time can contribute to more severe, long term problems for almost every system in the body. Prolonged stress has been associated with; chronic painful conditions within the musculoskeletal system, breathing disorders such as hyperventilation and asthma within the respiratory system, inflammation of the coronary arteries and heart attacks within the cardiovascular system, Type 2 diabetes within the endocrine system, stomach ulcers within the gastrointestinal system and problems with impotence, PMS and irregular menstruation within the reproductive systems…. And the list goes on!
Through a variety of approaches and exercises, in each session we work together to relieve the body from those nasty stress hormones. This is achieved through a combination of techniques such as:
• Deep Yin Stretching
• Guided Mindfulness Meditation
• Stress Relieving Pranayama Techniques, e.g. Nadi Shoddana and Bhramari.
Each session releases more built up tension from both the mind and the muscles, leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free.
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BPsych(Hons) & Registered Yoga Teacher
My aim is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the individual using a holistic, mind-body model of wellness. I take a philosophical, person-centred approach as I work together with the client to uncover the underlying issue at hand. By identifying the root cause of an issue, I believe we can more readily achieve transformative, lasting wellbeing. Based on the premise that every individual is complex and unique; treatment is tailored and personalised to suit the particular physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each individual.
After completing my Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at Queensland University of Technology, I travelled to India where I completed my yoga teacher training course. Since then, I have lived between Brisbane, Byron Bay and Melbourne, working both nationally and internationally to integrate my passions in yoga and psychology.
By layering and melding ancient Eastern Yoga philosophy with more contemporary Western models of psychology, the profound principles buried in each of them become clearer and stronger, and an intensity of effectiveness becomes possible. Using a synergistic blend of techniques from both East and West, I believe deeply transformative, whole-self healing is possible.