Press the PAUSE button…

Heather Langley Aerodynamic Yoga, Mental Guru, Target Health Group

“Menopause is a myth!” Yes, incredibly this is the extraordinary declaration made to me by a woman (of a certain age). I remember being both amazed and shocked whilst expressing my disagreement with her claim. I think I may well have been embarking on my own menopausal journey at the time (although often at the outset you’re not really sure …

Meditation: 1

Heather Langley Mental Guru

I can’t meditate; my mind’s too busy!… …is one of the most common phrases used to defend the non-practice of meditation. Except this is exactly the reason or motivation we use to establish and maintain a regular meditation practice. In the video series ‘Help! I can’t do yoga’ for meditation, I explain the importance of establishing  a comfortable and grounded …

Mind Your Business!

Heather Langley Mental Guru

To Mind; To be bothered by To Mind; To look after When I meet someone for the first time I am often asked, “What do you do for a living?” I may reply that I am a massage therapist and yoga teacher, or a self-employed healthcare professional, or simply a businesswoman. It is the last description or label that seems …

Spoilt for Choice

Heather Langley Mental Guru

We are so lucky! Sometimes we forget how lucky we are as we strive to keep up with what is expected of us, taking it all in our stride and taking it all for granted. We have so many choices; a veritable smorgasbord of options but we stick to our daily routines and  well trodden paths  When faced with unpredictable …

Data Protection

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Fifty plus years of experience all stored in my memory bank…(apparently!)  Although there will inevitably be some memories that stay sharper than others and some seemingly discarded or just lost in the wilderness. How much information can our memory actually store and is it possible to delve into the depths and recover long lost memories? Memory Bank The scientific view …

Delays Expected

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Setbacks are an inevitable consequence of life and affect us all with regularity. The best laid plans or the best intentions don’t allow for chaos or unpredictability when we have to set aside our goals and deal with the unexpected… …and so it has been with this blog! Yoga philosophy (The Yoga Sutras) identify the 9 obstacles that all humans …

Note To Self

Heather Langley Mental Guru

When I was younger there seemed to be no end of ‘experienced‘ people willing to give their advice, whether I had asked for it or not! On writing this it occurs to me that I might now fall into that category so the first note to self is to only give advice when it is asked for! A Piece Of …

Insignificant Other

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Single. Unmarried. Childless. Definitions that I have worn as labels throughout my life with, at times pride and at times shame, but most often with disappointment and disillusion. One Love There’s one belief that is shared across continents and religions and between genders and sexualities; that we should all ‘pair up’ and reproduce. Certainly, without a pairing of some kind, …

Back To the Future

Heather Langley Mental Guru

When I was younger, that is to say of an age when older people would ask me “So what do you want to do with your life?” I never really knew how to respond. So I established what was known as my ‘Plan A’ whose subtext read ‘This is what Everyone Expects me to do with My Life’. A long …