I was thrilled to receive the final grade for a Masters in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. It marks the end of an amazing two-year study into the origins and history of meditative practices such as Daoism, Buddhism, Brahmanism and Yoga.

There are several reasons why I chose to master in the subject of yoga and meditation. My main interest came from a dedicated practice spanning 20 years, which I have found incredibly supportive of a healthy lifestyle. However I wanted to explore more deeply, the relationship between the traditions of yoga and meditation and how it can support physical healing from an emotional / mental state.

As a Therapeutic Laser practitioner I apply many of the ancient healing principles developed over 3,000 years ago to my work. I treat the mind and body holistically and encourage clients to spend as much time as possible focusing on all aspects of their health. When this happens I witness much faster healing from a calm and positive mind set, than one which is stressed and anxious.

For fitness, after a 20 year astanga yoga practice, I have found yoga to provide a full range of strength and flexibility combined with breath work for great health outcomes. Preceded by a daily meditation practice of around 20-30 minutes provides protection from the stressful demands of living and working in London.

Therapeutic Laser, which works to optimise energy at a cellular level (an increase in production ion of ATP by 150%) and to improve tissue integrity, is the perfect modality for natural healing. The process of photobiomodulation that we now refer to in the practice of Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) increases blood flow to the desired area by a trigger of increased angiogenesis. Light photons attach to water, haemoglobin and melanin in tissue to move swiftly and efficiently around the body, taking the increase in energy where needed.

Our ancient masters, the original biohackers, would have certainly embraced healing with light into their natural health practice I am sure!