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Articles about wellbeing, self-development, yoga and meditation, and other thoughts about living a more fulfilling life.

What are the real benefits of yoga?

What are the real benefits of yoga?

What if I tell you that a strong and flexible body might only be a secondary effect? There are different ways to practice yoga, different styles, different schools. It means different things to different people. But let’s face it, especially in the west, most people...

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8 Easy ways to improve your wellbeing this summer

8 Easy ways to improve your wellbeing this summer

Best practices to take advantage of the Summer fire element. Summer is one of my favourite seasons of the year. Brings me memories of lazy Sunday siestas, warm evening walks, the smell and taste of fresh figs and juicy watermelons, and school holidays! Today I'd like...

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No more dreaming of a happily-ever-after

No more dreaming of a happily-ever-after

Love is more than something happening in a distant future when we'll be 'happy-ever-after'. The only love that counts is the one you feel right now. The magic thing is that we can learn to feel and create more love in the present... like everything, like yoga, it's a...

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Are yoga backbends safe or should I never do them?

Are yoga backbends safe or should I never do them?

Backbends are an essential part of any physical yoga practice but it can feel very scary or un-safe when we suffer from back pain. So, are they safe or should we never do them? When we think of  ‘backbending’ in yoga, images of gymnasts, or circus performers touching...

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What is Ujjayi Breath and why use it?

Recently I posted a video talking a lot about Ujjayi Breath. If you've practised a vinyasa class in the past few years, or almost any yoga class for that matter, is quite possible that the teacher might have mentioned it. Maybe they called it ocean breath, or...

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What is Good Mental Health? 10 proven strategies

What is Good Mental Health? 10 proven strategies

Every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the 10th of October as the World Mental Health Day, but do we pay enough attention to our mental health for the rest of the year? Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health...

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10 Wonderful reasons to Meditate

10 Wonderful reasons to Meditate

  Many people make a distinction between meditation and ‘yoga’, they think of yoga as just a form of exercise, separate from meditation, which is seating in stillness. But meditation is part of the whole yoga system and a very important one! See below some of the...

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How to use Yoga and Meditation for self-care

How to use Yoga and Meditation for self-care

Self-care seems to be the thing to talk about lately, but it can be easy to dismiss as just an excuse to indulge in a frivolous bubble bath or to get a manicure done. Of course, it is much more than and it's benefits can have short and long term positive effects in...

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