An alternative solution for back pain and bad posture is non-invasive, non-forceful Inversion Therapy, which was used as early as 400 BC by Hippocrates, who suspended patients upside down on a ladder, to allow gravity to exercise therapeutic traction. In the 1960s, Dr Robert Martin (an osteopath, chiropractic and medical doctor) introduced the ‘Gravity Guidance […]

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Many people experience the common problem of stiff and tight hips. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time or doing activities and sports that include running, cycling and jumping can stiffen the front hip flexors and make the outer hips tight. However, having tight hips is not just related to physical tension. Have […]

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Think of an Aero chocolate compared with a solid bar – the word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral […]

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Expert yogi Sharni Quinn explains how you can get the maximum out of your cycling training by adding yoga into the mix. As a cyclist, you understand how to train hard, you know how to push your body and you have probably achieved great results. However, what if you could also boost your power, stay […]

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Sensory Integration (SI) is the brain’s ability to take in, process and organise sensory information that we receive through different sensory systems in our bodies. Through our senses, we develop an understanding of our world; at times, this occurs without us even being aware. Our brains must be able to organise and process information that […]

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One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga is that it provides the perfect platform from which to reach out to others and give back, enabling you to develop your spirituality while serving others. Taking your yoga practice off your mat and into your life does not mean you are expected to do yoga poses […]

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Yoga is good for you but going to a yoga class with 60 experienced yogis might seem quite daunting, plus you can’t really find the time in your busy day and a daily yoga session at a studio can get quite expensive. So what to do? Have you ever thought of ‘Home Yoga’? A home […]

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‘When we are dealing with an essential oil and its odoriferance, we are dealing directly with a vital force and entering the very heart of the alchemy of creation.’ (Marguerite Maury) The 40 weeks of pregnancy are a profound and blessed state of being for most women. This is a time for ‘mum and tum’ […]

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Organising and integrating the human body in gravity promotes wellbeing ‘If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.’ (Dr Ida P Rolf, PhD) Among the […]

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Life is stressful! The key is to keep stress manageable and positive – the happier you are, the more you laugh, and the longer you will live. Yoga is a peaceful way to assist with letting go of your stresses and worries of the day. Stress affects us on a physical, emotional and mental level. […]

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