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Physiotherapy
Do our muscles have emotional memory?

Recently, I have heard a lot on the idea of the psoas being able to harbour trapped emotion. Forgive me if my view is a little tongue in cheek but if you’ve watched our webinars, you’ll already understand how I look at things a bit differently.

Nishi Shiki
What is the Nishi System

The Nishi System is a methodology for the maintenance and recovery of good health that was first introduced in 1927 by Katsuzo Nishi, who at the time was the chief technical engineer for Japan’s first subway project, the Tokyo subway.

From childh…

Essential Oils
How To Make Thieves Oil and Why You Should Be Using It Every Day

Most of you perhaps know what Thieves Oil is, but if not I have a story for you! The name and recipe for Thieves Oil have an interesting backstory and describes why this blend of oils is so great for you.

The recipe differs and dates back to the …

Mind & Body Intervention
Psoas: How to Unlock the ‘Muscle of the Soul’ and Release Bui...

Do you spend much time sitting in front of a computer, on a plane, in a car? If so your hips may be locked up which effects your ability to dance, but worse than that it may be causing you undue stress and fear. The Psoas Muscle, is a long mus…

Lifestyle and Behaviour
Buddha’s Eight Rules for Mastering Life

More than 2500 years ago, the Buddha announced an eight-fold path to end suffering. Here’s a short introduction to that Path.

As an exercise, I’ve been working on following the Buddhist Eightfold Path, as originally laid down by…

Meditation
What is Body Scan Practice

Finally, a good excuse to simply lie down and do nothing! Although, it would be misleading to say that the body scan practice is simply about relaxation. Rather, the aim is to be aware of the different regions of your body, and allow yourself to experi…

Mind & Body Intervention
The Mandala: Mapping the Cosmos and the Soul

Human civilizations are replete with approaches to portray or represent some aspect of the universe. Calendars, ordinary maps, star charts, and other diagrams are examples of methods of making sense of or map part of reality. The calendar is a way to u…

Physiotherapy
How to Treat 5 Most Common Health Issues With Acupressure

Not feeling great? There are a lot of little things you can do—get up and take a walk, chug some water, close your eyes for a second and take some deep breaths. Or—and go with us here— you could try acupressure , a technique from traditional Chinese me…

Lifestyle and Behaviour
What are Positive Affirmations?

This definition is still a little ambiguous so to elaborate, basically positive affirmations, what most people mean by them are positive phrases which you repeat to yourself which describe how you want to be.

The theory (we believe it is much mo…

Mind & Body Intervention
Self-Affirmation Enhances Performance, Makes Us Receptive to ...

Life is about failure as much as it is about success. From the mistakes we make at work or school to our blunders in romantic relationships, we are constantly reminded of how we could be better. By focusing on the important qualities that make us who w…

Mind & Body Intervention
Coloring Books Could Be The New Alternative To Meditation

Currently, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books.  The improbable pastime for all those of us who've successfully graduated from…

Lifestyle and Behaviour
The Power of Affirmations

What are affirmations?

They are positive statements that describe a desired situation or goal, and are often repeated, until they get impressed on the subconscious mind.

This process, causes the subconscious mind to to strive and to work on…

Meditation
Learn About Yin Yoga: Poses, Asanas and Sequences

This practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine…

Mind & Body Intervention
Sharpen Your Prajna

You are probably aware of the Buddha's four noble truths: the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of liberation from suffering, and the truth of the path which leads to liberation. These are the foundational teachings of …

Lifestyle and Behaviour
Emptiness: The Most Misunderstood Word in Buddhism

“Emptiness” is a central teaching of all Buddhism, but its true meaning is often misunderstood. If we are ever to embrace Buddhism properly into the West, we need to be clear about emptiness, since a wrong understanding of its meaning can be confusing,…

Mind & Body Intervention
Can you measure compassion?

In a new paper, scientists have suggested a scale for measuring the Buddhist virtues of loving-kindness and compassion.

Loving-kindness (fondness or goodwill for others and oneself) and empathy (empathetic care for somebody who's sufferi…

Meditation
A Compassion Workout To Train Your Empathy

With this much pain and suffering on the planet, it's easy to feel "empathic burnout" and the knee-jerk response to look away when we see pictures that are distressing--like refugees fleeing life-threatening aggressors or immigrant children being separ…

Mind & Body Intervention
Scientists Measure Compassion Levels During Loving-Kindness M...

Academics from the psychology departments at three universities in South Korea have produced a scale to measure loving-kindness and compassion -- two of Buddhism's four immeasurables, or brahmaviharas.

Loving-kindness (fondness …

Mind & Body Intervention
Taking the mudras to Myanmar

KOCHI: When Kuchipudi dance couple Devi and Girish stepped onto the stage at the Festival of India event held at Mandalay in Myanmar, they had been pleased to see the massive turnout for their show. This was the very first time, after several years, th…

Healthy Remedies
Listening to Music Releases Body's Natural Painkillers

The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the Nature journal Scie…

Meditation
Alive and Awake: 6 Mantras for Living the Dream

Walking on the beach in Costa Rica, surfboard in hand, after dropping my four kids at surf camp in a state of pure bliss, I feel so fully alive, giddy like a little kid coming out to play on a Saturday morning. I keep pinching myself, wondering, “Is th…

Lifestyle and Behaviour
Mindfulness Mantras

I first realized the importance of Mindfulness Mantras when I was working with David some years ago. David had been referred to me for mindfulness coaching by his doctor. He had been suffering from resistant depression for 30 years and had tried everyt…

Mind & Body Intervention
The Vedic Meditation Technique Explained

Vedic meditation Gary Gorrow explains how the vedic meditation technique works. The ancient Rishis realized that man could find tremendous resources through the development of his consciousness and the Vedic Meditation technique is the result of thousa…

Mind & Body Intervention
Biofeedback therapy offers a mind-body approach to improving ...

What if you could ease chronic pain, lower your blood pressure and improve other health issues simply with the power of your mind?

Proponents of an alternative therapy called biofeedback believe that you can train yourself to do just that, with t…