Super humbled to be interviewed by @thepursuitofenhancement - Peter (the podcast host) was interested to talk about all things breath and body led psychotherapy.
If you would like to hear our chat you can check him out on instagram @thepursuitofenhancement and clicking on the link in his bio.
Peter says: This week I’m very grateful to be joined from the U.K by Oliver James.
Oliver is a Body Led Psychotherapist, Pilates Instructor, Masseur and Healer. These tools are
The importance of the exhale! When we think of breathing, often there is a drive to get air into our system but, for many of us, the exhale should be more of our focus. People with Hyperventilation syndrome (chronic and rapid breatheing) are unlikely to know their breathing is negatively impacting them but may be more aware of the symptoms/side-effects this breathing pattern has on their body: Anxiousness, headache, moodiness, tiredness and muscle pain are a few to name but a
Yoga + Meditation = Better Brain Function and more energy. A recent study in Waterloo, Canada, discovered the practice of yoga followed by meditation and then a quiet and 'directed' activity can help the brain’s executive functions, enhance cognitive abilities and boost our ability to control impulsive emotional responses, habitual thinking patterns, and actions. The study appears in the journal Mindfulness. For the study participants did 25 minutes of Hatha yoga, 25 minutes
It is a well known saying "home is where the heart is." Having travelled much of North America over the last 3 months (and the East coast of Australia prior to that) this remarkable sentence has come up many times. In this writing I discuss the challenges of connecting to ones heart and ones 'grounded-ness' at times of chaos and change. At the end I present a breath that can help what I call "ground into the ungrounded". A life of many homes I have had many 'homes' over the l