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Karuna Yoga

If you are suffering from any chronic pain condition, you have probably tried many different things to find comfort and ease … but have you thought about Yoga? Skilful Yoga practice can decrease pain, heal the body and lift the spirit in many ways.  Indeed the practice of Yoga is said to lead to “karuna”–…

Finding Inner Peace at Christmas

Sometimes Christmas can be a very fraught time of year, when we feel our physical energies are depleted, our emotions sorely tested and our mind disturbed.  This scattering of our energies is experienced as pain (in it’s many forms) and to sentient beings something to be avoided. Well it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Chronic Inflammation and Yoga

If you have ever experienced an unexplained chronic pain, numbness, tingling or burning in the joints, muscles/soft tissue, skin or internally – that may have then just disappeared – you might be suffering from chronic inflammation. What is Inflammation? So, what is inflammation, why does it occur, and what are the best, safe and natural…

Facial Yoga

As we age we lose collagen from our skin and our muscle tone decreases in our facial muscles the face starts to show the signs of aging. Good diet, not smoking and avoiding over exposure to the Sun can all help, but exercise can also play a major role in “filling out” the face. Try…

Mindfulness at Work

In today’s technological workplace it is easy to forget ourselves as we stare at screens and answer the constant emails, social media messages and telephone calls that assail us.  Is this important and should we be concerned? Well yes, MINDLESSNESS PRECLUDES OUR EXPERIENCING OF OTHER THINGS AND IS IMPOVERISHING. Over time our mind becomes conditioned…

Swara Yoga

To anyone who has even taken a cursory interest in their own being, it is apparent that our being changes from moment to moment.  Our moods, thinking, personality and indeed even our body physiology is said to be in a constant state of flux according to the ancient Yogis.  This phenomena of change is due…

Finding the Foods That Harm Us

Do you suffer from a long term health problem for which a diagnosis has proved impossible or tentative?  Do you experience a number of unpleasant symptoms that make your life uncomfortable or unpleasant?  Food could be the culprit or rather certain foodstuffs could be causing your problems. You could be suffering from an allergy or…

Yoga and Anxiety

In Yoga anxiety is often seen as a rajasic (agitated) state of mind and by what is known in Ayurveda as vata derangement. Sometimes just the slowing down of the mind which accompanies a Yoga practice is enough to reduce anxiety – but sometime we need a more targeted practice. Yoga has many tools to…

Stiff and Aching in the Morning?

Most people wake up feeling a little stiff and tight – then stretch to ease out their body.  Why should this happen? Well when we sleep our spinal discs absorb water and “plump up” which reduces spinal mobility, but also cells called fibroblasts in the fluid between our tissue layers (extra cellular matrix) secrete a…

Prehab – Fixing the Body Before Things Go Wrong!

As strong and fit as we think we are, things can and do go wrong with even the fittest of us.  Everyday living together with the activities and sports we enjoy all take a toll on the body. Prevention as they say is better than cure – in the field of exercise future proofing our…

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