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Freedom from sciatic pain part 2

I hope you enjoyed practicing the stretches I gave you in my last blog and have found them beneficial – they really get into tight buttock, groin and hip muscles don’t they? Continuing on then with my theme of keeping the sciatic nerve calm, I’m going to start with a couple of non-yoga things to help. Tennis more…

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Freedom from sciatic pain : part 1

Eastern holistic therapies have long time advised that autumn is a time to pay extra attention to our backs and joints with an increased incidence in sciatica being a common health challenge to tackle. In my 15 years of teaching yoga classes I would certainly agree with that sentiment, so I thought that I would make the more…

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Bring your holiday feeling home

Balance

I hope that you have all had good summers and managed to get some relaxing time off work. A holiday, either staying at home or going away, can be just the energy boost we need to see us through the busy-ness of Autumn and into the Festive season (sorry!). In my final Holiday themed blog more…

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Happy healthy holidays

Bridge posture

Hopefully part 1 of my healthy holiday blog series has seen you arrive at your destination cool, calm and collected, like those pictures of Hollywood film stars breezing through the arrivals lounge ! So let’s move on to staying on top form during your holiday, starting with jet lag and those general grotty feelings we can more…

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Happy Holidays

Flexing the wrists

The school summer holidays are under way,  most of our classes have broken up for August (back again in September), and people are jetting off on holiday, so I thought I would theme the next couple of blogs on holistic ways to healthy, happy holidays. Most holidays start with a long journey, and even if the actual travel more…

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Computer misery and beyond!

The Archer

Hello! It’s been some time since my last post, largely because I’ve been having some rather troublesome computer problems. Still not sorted but I’ve managed to “persuade” someone to let me use their computer so I can blog again! My 4 month old laptop has had a major hardware failure, so it’s back with the more…

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Is it time to look for an alternative way to take care of our health?

Bridge posture

There was an article in Sunday’s Observer (June 1st 2014) that piqued my interest, “How antibiotics are making the world ill” – it was an extract from scientist Martin Blaser’s new book “Missing Microbes”. In the article Martin Blaser explains why he thinks the world is` suffering from a whole raft of modern ailments, in more…

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Open up to creativity

Balance

Is there a more creative time of year than spring? Take a walk outside to see what I mean. There’s new life, vibrant colours, optomistic bird song and evidence of divine creativity everywhere you look. The longer days and milder weather, help us too, shake off the jaded heaviness of spring, encouraging us to leap forwards more…

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A good spring clean

Really enjoyed Saturday’s Spring Clean workshop, it’s been a while since I’ve run a Saturday afternoon session and judging by the response I got, 24 people attended, you’ve missed them as much as I have! We had a great afternoon, looking at holistic ways to keep mind, body and soul healthy as we move through more…

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Balanced hormones?

Ever feel that your body is working against you?! You try your best to maintain your equilibrium, but sometimes you just lose your cool for no reason!? I’m going to guess that we can all answer yes to this and often we blame our hormones, and actually that often is the truth of it. In more…

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