Learning yoga at home

Yes, it can be tricky to get started at home, but the good thing is that you don’t need to spend an hour to see some benefit.

You don’t even need a yoga mat or special clothes.

And you can do it inside, no matter the weather.

Yoga helps calm the body and mind. It also improves balance and co-ordination and loosens tight muscles.

And has many benefits for the internal organs.

Here are tips I received from my yoga teacher:

Decide where you will do your yoga practice.

Unroll your mat.

Decide the next 10 – 15 minutes are for your yoga practice.

Dress in comfortable clothes. (Maybe you’re still in your PJ’s, that’s ok!)

Get started with some slow breaths. Be sure to finish with 15 – 20 slow breaths.

And when you’re done, make yourself a cup of tea or do something nice!

There are online yoga classes you can take.

Or you could Download this Yoga-pdf  and begin a routine that restores joy and calm. It’s not too long.

The chanting is actually quite restful! Not all classes do this sort of thing.  If you feel uncomfortable then leave them out.

Listen to interview with Ashtanga Yoga teacher Stephen Harding

Yoga for menopause

If you’re menopausal, one of the best poses to calm yourself before bedtime is putting your legs up the wall.

If you only have time for one pose, this would be it.. and it’s so easy!

You literally scoot yourself up to a wall or cupboard, get your butt cheeks flush against the wall and have your legs perpendicular to the floor.

Some women pop a bolster cushion under their rear.

In Winter I definitely have socks on for this part  as it’s best to keep your feet warm.


Also calming are: seated forward bend, shoulder pose, plough and hero pose (similiar to child pose but your knees are open)

Here’s another pdf you can download with some restorative poses for Menopause (or if you’re stressed!)

Restorative Yoga for menopause

And after your workout, give yourself that cup of tea and spritz of Drench facial tonic

So get started with your self-care through yoga today

Super Brain Yoga

Superbrain Yoga gives you a brain break, according to Jim Kwik. In other words, if you’ve been working for a few hours of sitting and looking at your computer, Superbrain Yoga can give your brain the break it needs to recharge. It’s super easy to do.

How to do Super Brain Yoga Technique

  1. Take your left hand and massage your right ear.
  2. Take your right hand and massage your left ear.
  3. Then you squat down and inhale while massaging your ear lobes.
  4. Then you stand up and exhale while massaging your ear lobes.
  5. Repeat as many times as you want.
  6. Then shake out your body.

Jim Kwik says that it will help build your brain power because as your body moves your brain grooves. In other words, movement is good for the brain.

Of course, this is just one of the things that he recommends for improving your brainpower and the more you do the more you improve your brain health and strength, but super brain yoga seems to be a really popular topic online where some people think it’s pure crap and a super hoax and some people swear that it works.

EEG scans show that after doing Super Brain Yoga, the right and left hemispheres of the brain are synchronized, making your brain more flexible, for studying, thinking, memory.

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wendy gardner

About Me

Wendy Gardner is the aromatherapist and skincare alchemist at Glow Skincare. She's the author of Dare to Go Bare and host for the Aspie in Menopause podcast. When she's not making creams, or looking after the wild birds, she likes to draw and read.

Diploma in Aromatherapy (ITHMA London, 2003)

Usui Reiki Master. Bardic Grade (OBOD)

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