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Updated: Oct 4, 2023

You may have practiced yoga.

You may have had acupuncture.

But have you experienced the these two amazing practices together?

Yoga and acupuncture are two complementary practices that can promote overall health and well-being.

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It involves a series of poses, breathing techniques, and meditation designed to build strength, increase flexibility, and promote relaxation.

Acupuncture, on the other hand, is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. It is based on the concept of Qi, which is the vital energy that flows through the body along pathways known as meridians.

Both yoga and acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. They can also be used to improve overall physical and mental health.

When used together, yoga and acupuncture can enhance the benefits of each practice. For example, practicing yoga before an acupuncture session can help to relax the body and mind, making the acupuncture treatment more effective. Similarly, acupuncture can help to release tension and blockages in the body, making it easier to perform yoga postures and increasing the benefits of the practice.

So with this in mind, myself and Julia from Green Rose Acupuncture decided to host the first "Yogapuncture" workshop in Shropshire in March 2023.

Held in the beautiful surroundings of The Cavalier Centre in Much Wenlock, a total of 16 souls (over two separate workshops) joined us for a powerfully relaxing combination of yoga and acupuncture to balance our bodies and minds in preparation for the transition to Springtime.

We eased into movement with a gentle, flowing yoga practice suitable for everyone before slowing into the stillness of Yin Yoga - a practice known to reduce stress, improve circulation and release fascia. It's great for your flexibility!

During some of the Yin Yoga poses, Julia treated everyone to some gentle acupressure, which involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote healing and and improve the flow of your chi (energy). It is based on the same principles as acupuncture but does not involve the use of needles.

Our mini retreat concluded with a blissful Yoga Nidra with the option of acupuncture to the hands and feet to give a deeper level of relaxation and release. This "yogic sleep" induces a state of peace and calmness by guiding you through a series of visualisations and body-awareness exercises. This powerful Yogapuncture combination really does take your savasana to another level!


After receiving some amazing feedback, we now host regular seasonal workshops and we'd love you to join us!

"That was the most relaxed I've ever felt in my life"

"I felt so positive and energised afterwards."

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Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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