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4 ways mindfulness helps with stress. By Rachel Long

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Fascinating research by neuroscientist Sara Lazar showed mindfulness meditation practitioners, even after just 8 weeks of practising, had a reduction in amygdala activity

Maybe you don’t have to always be “your best self”

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There’s a common meme -and many books- these days suggesting we should aspire to “be our best self”. This taps into the Western ideology that we all need to work hard to improve ourselves and attain our goals – be they financial, career, personal or spiritual. This seems to originate Read More

Slow and sustainable: a new mantra to save you and the planet

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I knew I’d reached rock bottom. I’d wept for hours, cocooned in a giant nest of bolsters and blankets. Occasionally someone would kindly stroke my hair and stay briefly then leave me on the edge of the room. I wept from frustration, pain, shame and despair feeling I’d wasted years Read More

‘Secrets of Spring’ by Stephen Cottee

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Spring is upon us and right now there are some opportunities to really move forward in your life! If you pay attention at this time you can sense a new burst of life potential that is just not found at other times of the year. When we understand ourselves and Read More

K.I.S.S….Simple is Best

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  Choice, choice, choice. It’s what we’re told consumers want. But too much choice can be overwhelming or cause confusion and often panic. There are so many choices of technique and style in moving the body and following the breath that at times you might wonder “where do I start“?  Read More

Autobiography of a beginner yoga teacher

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I walk into the studio and stroll to the front of the room. People are looking at my clothes – am I showing too much skin? Or too little? They’re looking at my body – do they think I’m “fit enough” to be teaching them? Are they judging my shapely thighs or Read More

Decision-making: head, heart or gut? 
Meditation and gut health for peace and good decision-making

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In the East there has been a longstanding awareness of two parts of our brain – the ‘Thinking Mind’ and the ‘Observing Mind’.  The Thinking Mind really does have a mind of its own and unfortunately it doesn’t always have our best interests at heart.  In fact, it chatters incessantly Read More

To Gluten or Not To Gluten: by Nutritionist Nikki Wood

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How many of you are already avoiding gluten because you think it’s ‘healthier’? How many of you that said “yes” are merely doing it as an excuse for a low-carb diet, with a view to weight loss? The truth is many people nowadays are avoiding gluten, and for some it’s Read More

The Same Old Story….by Charlotte Messervy

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I want people to think I’m smart.  Coffee is delicious.  I hate a cappella.  Snakes are terrifying. These are just a few of the stories I’ve been telling for as long as I can remember.  I’ve told them so many times that I’ve honestly forgotten that my stories aren’t, in Read More

IT’S NOT “ALL IN YOUR HEAD” AS THEY SAY, IT’S ACTUALLY “ALL IN YOUR BODY”!

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TRANSFORMING STRONG EMOTIONS According to both Ayurvedic & Chinese medicine and their corresponding Yoga traditions of Hatha & Qigong, trapped or suppressed emotions are at the root of most physical diseases, as well as mental illness. Toxic emotions store in the nervous system, organs, fascia and muscles of the body and Read More

  • 4 ways mindfulness helps with stress. By Rachel Long
  • Fascinating research by neuroscientist Sara Lazar showed mindfulness meditation practitioners, even after just 8 weeks of practising, had a reduction in amygdala activity

  • Maybe you don’t have to always be “your best self”
  • There’s a common meme -and many books- these days suggesting we should aspire to “be our best self”. This taps Read More

  • Slow and sustainable: a new mantra to save you and the planet
  • I knew I’d reached rock bottom. I’d wept for hours, cocooned in a giant nest of bolsters and blankets. Occasionally Read More

  • ‘Secrets of Spring’ by Stephen Cottee
  • Spring is upon us and right now there are some opportunities to really move forward in your life! If you Read More

  • K.I.S.S….Simple is Best
  •   Choice, choice, choice. It’s what we’re told consumers want. But too much choice can be overwhelming or cause confusion Read More