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Spring

Spring

As winter draws to a close we look forward to spring in anticipation of new beginnings, growth, and renewal. Spring flowers are starting to colour the landscape and the days are drawing out, revitalising our energy and creating a natural desire for a fresh, clean...

Masala Chai

Masala Chai

I fell in love with masala chai when I visited India in 2006. In earlier visits, I hadn't been tempted but watching the chai wallahs prepare the chai in their own spectacular way, sparked my curiosity, and after my first cup, I was hooked. Masala means a blend of...

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn, my favourite time of the year. It is a time of transition; leaves are changing colour and falling from the trees, the temperature is changing and the air is becoming crisper; there is a whole new crop of fruits and vegetables that are available, inviting us to...

Mindful Breathing

Mindful Breathing

On average we take approximately 23,000 breaths per day, some people a little less, some people more. Either way that's a lot of breaths and mostly, we give them little thought. Yet, breathing is fundamental to life and to our health. The functioning of every system...

Finding Calm in Uncertainty

Finding Calm in Uncertainty

What a surreal and uncertain time we find ourselves in! Uncertainty is challenging for all of us, it can play havoc with our mental state and create fear and anxiety. It's times like these that we need to pay close attention to not only our physical health and follow...

Time for a Pick-Me-Up

Time for a Pick-Me-Up

It's that time of year again, when coughs & colds rear their ugly heads. Often making us just a little under the weather, not quite bad enough to head off to our beds but enough to be annoying. I have always had a tendency to get sniffy at this time of year but I...

Yoga Therapy – Guided Self-care

Yoga Therapy – Guided Self-care

Yoga therapy is growing in popularity worldwide. More and more research is being carried out, proving the benefits and health professionals are beginning to recognise yoga therapy as complementary to modern health care. Yet there does remain some confusion about what...

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners

As more and more research is carried out on the benefits of meditation, what yogis have known for millennium is beginning to surface in mainstream thought.....meditation is good for you! While ancient yogis used meditation as a tool for transcending the mind, many of...

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