What are you focusing on?

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When I first started doing yoga I was a fidgeter. The sweat, the heat, the energy racing through my body, the uncomfortable sensations, my moving towel, wanting to drink all the time… fixing my shorts….all got my attention. What yoga taught me was the art of mental focus. By learning to feel all these things without reacting to them and … Read More

Can yoga help with addiction?

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When you shut down emotion, you’re also affecting you immune system, your nervous system. So the repression of emotion, which is a survival strategy, then becomes a source of physiological illness later on. — Gabor Maté We live in behaviour patterns and rituals. They are so intimate to us that we are unable to see them most of the time. … Read More

Honour your boundaries

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Christmas is a lovely time. Connecting with people, giving gifts and sharing food are great for the soul. The one time of the year which is really about celebration. The downside of it is every year people seem to get a bit flipping crazy. If you feel like Christmas can be totally overwhelming with the amount of spending on stuff … Read More

How Acupuncture Balances the Six Emotions

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In traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the relationship between health and emotions are extremely important, and when I am diagnosing illness, I always examine the persons emotional balance to help correct any underlying causes which may exacerbate problems. Some people may wonder how emotions can interfere with the physical body, but if you have ever felt angry or stressed and … Read More

Yoga practice not perfection

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One of the cool and fun things about yoga is exploring. Yoga provides a vehicle for constant learning and creates possibilities for trying something new everyday……even if that thing is something you already know, but taking a new approach. Growth is a vital component of human happiness…even if the process can be difficult or a pain in the bum. We’re … Read More

Yoga & your relationship with time

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“Yoga doesn’t take time…. It gives us time” We’re living in an age where our relationship with time is changing. We want everything done quickly. Our whole experience of life is speeding up. This is why practices like yoga and meditation are really important to keep us in check….to create the balance and keep us in touch with things that … Read More

Why I saw Healers and how that decision changed my life.

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It’s probably been a little over 9 months since I started a conscious ‘healing’ process at Hot Yoga Wimbledon: a studio I have been practicing yoga at for coming onto 3 years and working as a receptionist for a year now. I’ve seen the studio diversify from being a Bikram only space to an accommodating centre for the healing of … Read More

Meditation is the next step

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Most people start running for the hills at the mention of meditation!! It seems to be a four letter word!! I often say if you find it difficult to be still and with yourself, then how is anyone else going to want to be with you? Once you take away all the cliches around meditation it simply boils down to … Read More

Qigong to aid digestion

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Here are 2 simple and practical steps to transforming food into energy in 10 mins instead of 2-3 hours. (a simple advanced (Qigong) digestion video you can follow) 1. The stomach has no teeth…(so we need to chew more.) Our diet these days seems to conform to the demands of the marketplace and many people tend to eat quick, easy, … Read More

What is Qigong?

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Qigong is an energy practice from China with a 2,000-year history of helping to re-balance the body and mind. It has many other health benefits too. Now you can experience the powerful and liberating effects of Qigong with Alessandro Ferullo, the founder of Flowing Health. Qi (pronounced Chi) means Energy. Energy is naturally flowing in the body and energy permeates … Read More