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Allison Kelsey's Monthly Physiology

Spring physiology with a smile!

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Look up and smile at the many beautiful colours around at the moment; Yellow daffodils, purple crocuses, white snow drops, blue bluebells.  Let the colours of nature, children playing out, dogs going crazy in the park, the yellow of the sunshine make you smile, really smile. The kind of smile when the corners of the mouth go up, the eyes narrow slightly creating crow’s feet, and the upper half of the cheeks rise.  When we smile like this physiological changes take place.  Our hearts beat faster and the flow of blood increases. Skin temperature rises, which makes the skin slightly damper and our fingers tremble.  The trigger sets off changes in the body, which signal the brain to feel happy.

Allison Kelsey
Yoga teacher, therapist, trainer, coach


New Year physiology

Posted on: Jan 04, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Child’s pose and cat pose are good yoga positions that lend themselves to the alleviation of anxiety and depression—from the warm, comforting embrace of the child’s pose to the relaxing stretch of the cat pose.
Child’s pose or balasana is perhaps the most comforting yoga pose.  It can bring groundedness and humility and quiet to the body.  For those suffering from anxiety, it can create peace and silence.
Cat pose resembles the stretching of a cat and helps with relaxation.  It is good for bringing awareness to the breathing which is usually in short supply when one is anxious. it can soften and slow down the process of being anxious.
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Allison Kelsey
Yoga teacher, therapist, trainer, coach

Dancing Christmas Physiology!

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012 - 09:26 PM

Dancing lifts mood. Dance this Christmas, around the tree, in the kitchen, wherever and however you want. Go for it. Dance as if no one is watching. Or if you're an exhibitionist dance as if everyone is watching. Yet another study recently in Sweden this time shows that dancing helps depression.

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Autumn physiology in the leaves

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 - 09:37 AM

Try walking and enjoy kicking the colourful autumn leaves without smiling. I watched children with the biggest smiles on their faces doing just that today and it made me smile. I'm sure your smile will make someone else smile.

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