Author: Rachel-admin

Alteayoga is back!

Dear yogis and yogis-to-be – I am back! Soooo happy to report that yoga did not let me go. I had a wobble, I admit, back in June. After lockdown eased and suddenly we were out on the streets again, I didn’t quite know where to situate myself. I had grown quite used to giving […]

Nourish & Feed – Eating 101.

Good nutrition is the basis for everything else. You can never hope to have a stable, strong, pain-free body if you don’t nourish its tissues correctly. Nutrition is basically applied biochemistry. You have to think of processes when you choose your food. There are some tissues – like those of the central nervous system – […]

Yoadict – leg movements

In installment 2 of my Spanish-English Yoga dictionary, I am going to look at the legs. Check back to installment 1 for arm movements. Feet together = piés juntos Feet slightly apart = piés ligeramente separados Bend your knees = doblar ó flexionar las rodillas Lift your heels = levantar los talones Stand on your […]

Therapists

I was musing, today, on the difference(s) between doctors and therapists. One of the most rewarding things about working at SHA Wellness is the amazing colleagues I interact with on a daily basis. Once you listen to a therapist and ask “how did you get here?”, you get the most beautiful stories of redemption. Many […]

Yogadict: arm movements

I am inspired to help out my fellow teachers with a simple English->Spanish yoga dictionary. Here in Altea, many languages are spoken and it helps if you can communicate in more than one. So, here goes with installment 1: Arms in a “T” = brazos en cruz (this is “arms in a cross”) Cross your […]

Even yogis have down days

Today was just one of those days. Feeling narky, out of sorts, with too many troubling thoughts running around my head. I wasn’t in dire straits, just a little off-colour. It happens to all of us, even yogis. Difference is, we yogis have tools to work with when things seems askew. Mindfulness, deep breathing and […]

Yoga and the Blues

It is an open secret in the yoga world that most of us arrive here after trauma or trouble of one sort or another. In fact, I have heard said since my earliest days in this strange world of integral healing “people arrive at yoga when they are tired of suffering.” I think it’s true. […]

A simple Viniyoga practice to do at home

Those who come to class will know where I put the breath retentions and bandhas.  If you are not in Altea, and can’t come to class, just follow the sequence as it is presented.

Fascia and slow yoga

On the Alteayoga facebook page, I re-posted a piece from Dr. Mercola’s web site in which fascia is thoughtfully discussed.  I suggest that you pop over and read it, then come back here.  Summing up:  Fascia makes up about 20% of body weight and is like a battery pack for muscles.  It also transports water in […]