Updated: Jul 1
Studies have shown that by engaging in a regular yoga practice it can slow down the harmful
effects of physical ageing and the impact of stress at a cellular level.
The main markers of cellular ageing in the body are DNA damage. Another process that is
harmful to the body is chronic inflammation. I suffered with this condition a while back in
It was a wakeup call to change my habits before this condition manifested into something
more serious. I always exercised, walked the dog, worked hard, ran my own business,
managed the household and the kids, finances were a constant worry, took care of my
partner during a vulnerable part of his life and so on. I felt sad, fearful and unhappy.
Looking back, I just got on with it, trying to stay on top of things. When my partner had
recovered, I started to feel secure but I still couldn’t calm down, I always had to be running
from one thing to the next and multitasking.
I made it my mission to heal my body and come off the medication for my stomach. I had
literally stressed myself sick, put on weight and sent my hormones crazy.
Starting with my diet, I followed my own meal plan, deep down we all know what the right
choices are. The weight fell off and my bloated belly subsided, my skin cleared and I started
to feel better. I refrain from talking about the diet too much as I’m not a dietitian.
What worked for me was to avoid eating packaged foods, cut out confectionary sugar, eat
small amounts of rice, pasta, breads and limit alcohol.
I included lots of vegetables, fresh fish and lean meat. I stared to feel less anxious and
better about myself.
I also did some research into mindfulness and discovered that Youtube had a number of
guided meditations. When starting out I found the guided meditations helpful partnered
with deep conscious breathing. This led me to discover more about practicing gratefulness
and manifesting and sending out vibrations to attract what you want and how negative
thoughts can affect your own wellbeing.
I won’t go too deeply into that now, but what I can tell you is that it changed my life. I retired
from a very successful business with the loveliest client following and went to college. I
finished my diploma of early learning and I now work with children in kindergarten part
time. The last few years have been great, fast forward to the ripe age of fifty, I finished my
Yoga Teacher Training and have been loving it.
I have taught all kinds of yoga from power yoga to chair yoga. Yoga is for everyone
regardless of age. My aim is to build a community where everyone is welcome. People are
invited to turn up fifteen minutes early before class and enjoy some herbal tea in the lounge
area before classes begins.
I invite you to subscribe to the website and receive notifications of my healing workshop in
the near future at the Private Sea Wellness Centre. You are also welcome to send a message
though the website and register your interest.
All are welcome to come and join me on the 27th October in my pay by donation
event class at 9.00am. Bookings can be made via the website!