Category Archives : Blog Qi HEALTH & YOGA
How to make your health and your practice a priority Blog 1
How to make your health and your practice a priority

Once we get clear on our values, our priorities shift.
One of the biggest things I’ve come to understand when people tell me they want to be healthier, happier and start getting into good practices but don’t know how. . .
Is that it’s all about getting real on your values and priorities.

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Why is it hard to meditate? Even when we know the benefits? By Rachel Long Blog 1
Why is it hard to meditate? Even when we know the benefits?  By Rachel Long

You value your health and wellbeing right? You eat well, exercise regularly, go to a regular yoga class where you leave feeling calm and zen. You may even tell yourself “This feels good, I want more of this. I’m going to meditate at home”. Despite your desire for more calm and inner peace, meditation at Read More

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How mindfulness works with strong emotions. By Rachel Long Blog 1
How mindfulness works with strong emotions. By Rachel Long

A big feeling caught me by surprise recently. Within moments of reading an email, my rational mind shut down, my body temperature increased, I could feel an ache in my chest, my belly tightened and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to scream or cry. It took me a while to digest my feeling that Read More

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4 ways mindfulness helps with stress. By Rachel Long Blog 1
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

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Maybe you don’t have to always be “your best self” Blog 1
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 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 from the ancient Greek culture Read More

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Slow and sustainable: a new mantra to save you and the planet Blog 1
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 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 of my life in the Read More

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‘Secrets of Spring’ by Stephen Cottee Blog 1
‘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 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 the nature of the season Read More

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K.I.S.S….Simple is Best Blog 1
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 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“?    But again and again Read More

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Autobiography of a beginner yoga teacher Blog 1
Autobiography of a beginner yoga teacher

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 my scrawny arms? They look Read More

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The Same Old Story….by Charlotte Messervy Blog 1
The Same Old Story….by Charlotte Messervy

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 fact, everyone’s.   These seemingly insignificant Read More

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  • TCM is an integrated system of health care that dates back over 5 years

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  • TCM is an integrated system of health care that dates back over 5 years

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  • TCM is an integrated system of health care that dates back over 5 years

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  • TCM is an integrated system of health care that dates back over 5 years