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Is your Yoga Teacher trained?

I was recently talking to someone who had sadly given up yoga because he felt that the classes he had been attending had made an existing  back condition worse.  This particular person, who fortunately had not been attending local classes, … Continue reading

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Listening to Silence

Yesterday the sun was shining, heralding a lovely Autumn day and, thinking it was possibly the last day of sunshine before the cold, grey weather sets in, I went up to Sutton Hoo with my husband to get some fresh … Continue reading

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Losing my keys

Last week I started a Mindfulness course with Bemindfulonline.com. The first week was entitled’Stepping out of autopilot’ and the aim is to learn to stay with our experience moment by moment. At the start of the course it was pointed … Continue reading

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Out of Balance? What me?

We talk about life being a ‘balancing act’ and tend to recognise the importance of having ‘balance’ in our lives-  for example the right mixture of work, home life and time to ourselves.

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Slow down-you’re moving too fast!

  Sometimes we feel as if we are racing through life than actually living it. I was reminded of this last week when I felt I had a lot of things piling up, both domestically and work- related, all  demanding … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Breathe!

  What makes us feel stressed?… Lots of things according to a recent survey, including deciding what to eat for lunch, our phone battery running out and overcrowded gyms.  These  apparently are among the worries that add up to over … Continue reading

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‘Being’ not ‘Doing’

  In a recent newspaper article, I was reading that stress can  affect us in different ways including making us feel ‘wired’, short of patience and irritable, particularly if we are subjecting our nervous systems to constant stimulation from sounds, … Continue reading

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Switching off our busy minds

Yoga is commonly known as good for combating stress.  One of the reasons is that there is a  strong relaxation element in there and most yoga classes end with a ‘relaxation’ where people have time to lie on the mat … Continue reading

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Taming Tension

Stress and tension seem to be everywhere in today’s world. I was interested to see a recent poll by the Nationwide Building Society showing that  nearly a quarter of people come back from their summer holiday feeling more stressed than when they … Continue reading

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I am not flexible enough to do yoga.

I have just come back from a fortnight’s holiday and, while I was away, got into the usual  conversations and small talk with people which led inevitably to enquiring and talking about the jobs we do. When I mentioned that … Continue reading

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