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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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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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IT’S NOT “ALL IN YOUR HEAD” AS THEY SAY, IT’S ACTUALLY “ALL IN YOUR BODY”! Blog 1
IT’S NOT “ALL IN YOUR HEAD” AS THEY SAY, IT’S ACTUALLY “ALL IN YOUR BODY”!

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 can be an underlying causes Read More

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20 Conditions you didn’t know Hypnosis could Help Blog 1
20 Conditions you didn’t know Hypnosis could Help

What is hypnosis? While there is no debate as to whether hypnosis works. However science simply cannot agree on what it is and how it works. The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis states: “In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused Read More

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What Bananarama taught me about Yoga Blog 1
What Bananarama taught me about Yoga

In the 1980’s girl band Bananarama teamed up with Fun Boy 3 to produce a catchy little hit which taught me most of what I know about Yoga postures: “it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it… That’s what gets results” Remember it now? This simple mantra taught me that the attitude Read More

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Yoga Safety and Alignment – Tips for your Wrists Blog 1
Yoga Safety and Alignment –  Tips for your Wrists

Continuing our short video series on alignment and safety cues, Qi founder Mark O’Brien shows you how to protect your wrists. In Yoga we put a lot of weight on our wrists so it’s important to place your hands carefully on the floor; there’s a good way and a bad way to do this. Try Read More

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Yoga Safety and Alignment- for your Neck & Shoulders Blog 1
Yoga Safety and Alignment- for your Neck & Shoulders

In our short video series on alignment and safety cues, Qi founder Mark O’Brien shows you how to find ease and protect your neck and shoulders in a really common pose – downward dog. Many people struggle with it because they don’t know what to do with their shoulders, arms and wrists. Watch Mark’s tips 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