The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve- Feeling safer, calmer & better intimacy

Lisa McGarvaAnatomy, Anxiety, Biology, Counselling, Massage, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neurodiversity, Psychotherapy, Sex and Relationship Therapy, Sex Therapist, Sexology, Sexual Response, stress, Trauma, Vagus Nerve, yoga, Yoga Therapy

What is the Vagus Nerve? The Vagus Nerve is the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system in the human body and comprises both sensory and motor fibres. It starts at the back of the brain reaching all the way down to the pelvic floor and genitals.  It is responsible for the engagement of both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous …

Restorative Yoga for Post Traumatic Growth

Restorative Yoga for post traumatic growth

Lisa McGarvaAnxiety, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, Sex and Relationship Therapy, Sex Therapist, stress, Trauma, yoga, Yoga Therapy

  Welcome to deep rest. Healing happens in its own time. This is a process which cannot be rushed. Stress and trauma are stored in the body. The body remembers these and can hold on to it unless it is supported to be able to release. The accumulation of stress and trauma leads to dis-ease in the body. Over time …

Myra Lewin and Lisa McGarva

A conversation with Myra Lewin- Where Ayurveda and Sexology connect.

Lisa McGarvaAyurveda, Biology, Daily Practice, Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, Sex and Relationship Therapy, Sex Therapist, Sexology, Trauma, yoga, Yoga Therapy

  Youtube video with Myra Lewin Join me in a conversation with Myra Lewin as she shares her Ayurvedic knowledge in approaches to treating: • Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder • Female Sexual Interest/ Arousal Disorder • Erectile Disorder • Premature Ejaculation (early/ rapid) • Female Orgasmic Disorder • Delayed Ejaculation • Genital Pelvic Pain (Dyspareunia) • Penetration Disorder (Vaginismus) …

Dinacharya- Daily Ayurvedic Routine. The benefits explained and demonstrated.

Lisa McGarvaAyurveda, Daily Practice, yoga, Yoga Practice, Yoga Therapy

Do you wake up feeling good in your body and balanced in your mind for the day that is ahead of you?  There are many ayurvedic practices which can be done on a daily basis that help to maintain health and balance in the body and the mind.   A daily routine sets you up for the day feeling that you …

What is the best yoga for sleeping?

Lisa McGarvaAnxiety, Ayurveda, Covid, Mental Health, stress, yoga, Yoga Practice, Yoga Therapy

How have you been sleeping?  Have you found that your sleep patterns have been increasingly disturbed? The numbers are in.  More people are having difficulty sleeping these days, particularly during the pandemic.  A recent study in the US showed that the adult population 30-50% have insomnia.   The Covid-19 pandemic has affected mental health heightening anxiety and sleeplessness.  The more anxious …


Yoga Therapy and Counselling- coping with stress and anxiety in times of uncertainty.

Lisa McGarvaAnxiety, Counselling, Covid, Mental Health, stress, yoga, Yoga Equipment, Yoga Therapy

This blog serves as a means to show you practical measures that you can do to help you with stress and anxiety in uncertain times.  I will answer questions about ‘how’ yoga and counselling can literally make your body and mind feel healthier and give you tools be able to cope with the difficult things that you might be experiencing.  …