Monthly Archives: January 2009

New Year, new directions

“The time has come”. the walrus said, “to speak of many things…..”
and it is time for me to make some significant changes to my lifestyle and a part of that includes adding another modality to my practice.
This means that I will be undertaking some studies in Workplace Training and Assessment, as well as some more holistic (& very useful) studies, having resigned from my teaching position.
I am looking forward to bringing forward this knowledge to better serve my clients.
A timetable of workshops, Reiki share days and meditation sessions will be available soon on my main website.

Polarity for back pain

Lower back pain can be debilitating and is associated with stress, posture and emotion. The abdominal muscles contract and in turn pull on the muscles of the spine, causing the back pain.
There are a number of self help Polarity treatments that are available, but if you have severe or chronic back pain, please seek help from your primary medical practitioner.
The feet have a relationship with the spine, with the curvature of the spine mirrored along the inside edge of the foot. If you can reach your foot, then massaging ‘sore spots’ on your feet can help to release the reflex points in your back.

  • Work inward from the big toe (with your right hand) and the heel (with your left hand), pressing firmly.
  • Hold on any tender spots until you feel a release and move on.
  • Continue until all areas have been covered.
  • You can use a lightly fragranced foot cream to moisturize your foot, but this sequence can be done even with socks on.

Back of heel – sacrum
Heel – Lumbar
Instep – Thoracic
Toe – Cervical

The Alchemist

“Everything in life is an omen”, said the Englishman, now closing the journal he was reading.
“There is an universal language, understood by everybody, but already forgotten. I am in search of that universal language, among other things…..”
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho.

2008 was a difficult year for me, but there have been many positive outcomes from those difficulties, including a clarity about my workspace.
In 2009 I am embarking on the search for that universal language, with the aid of an amazing mentor. More on that as the year progresses.