March 2018 newsletter


Yes it is freezing, but we know Spring is just around the corner, and Jonathan Austin our Osteopath has some useful tips below for all you gardeners out there and for those of you who just work too hard!!

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

Top tips to avoid Spring injuries

With Spring in the air many of us are thinking about getting back into the garden and becoming more active. This means we are likely to stress some different tissues in our bodies, often the low back, hip or knee.

Therefore, we must be mindful of avoiding prolonged hours of hard work without taking regular breaks. We must vary our positions and pace ourselves if the work is arduous. If working outside, stay as warm as possible. You will benefit from stretching after physical work, even if it’s the last thing you feel like doing!

For those working at a computer, it is important to vary your position throughout the day. While the evidence for what posture/chair is best is inconclusive, it is now widely considered that variation is the key. With the advent of computers, phones, and increasingly sedentary living, it is becoming more commonplace in our society to have forward shoulder/head postures and bent spines. This is going to increase workload on joints and compress internal organs.

Being mindful of posture by recognising what positions or stresses our bodies are continually undergoing is a good starting place. Osteopathy can really help with this.

Top tips:

  • Avoid crossing legs too much or standing on one leg too much. Moderation!
  • Keep calm and improve breathing patterns. Lie on back with head on a cushion. Spread arms out to side and breathe in for a count of 3 and out for 7. Allow yourself 5 minutes to do this, and you will become more aware of how you are breathing.
  • Change position frequently. Don’t sit in same type of chair all day. Mix it up. Move as much as possible.

You can follow Jonathan on Instagram or facebook for many more useful tips!

Classes, Courses and Workshops: March

Holistic day of Yoga with Duncan Hulin

Shakti Dance with Magdalena Atkinson

Preparing to Parent Course with Mary-Clare Buckle

Sacred Feminine Yoga Nidra with Sian Lalita’ Alcock

Reiki Taster Day with Karen Giles and Elaine Harris

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Sleep Well Nourish Workshop with Nadiya Wynn and Sarah Attwood

Yoga Sutras with Sarah Ryan

The Chakras with Sarah Ryan

Introduction to Work On The Third Eye with Christopher Matthews

Deal with the Body Heal the Mind with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

Alignment Flow with Victoria Boast

Yoga For Runners with Kim Jones

Looking ahead to April

Unlocking the secrets of the Bhagavad Gita with Acharya Bankim Gossai

Herbal First Aid with Fiona Heckels

Digestive Spring Clean with Sharon Cox-Button and Sarah Burt

Yin Fascial Yoga with Dominique Preston