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What is Yoga Therapy?

Have you ever heard people mention Yoga Therapy but not quite sure what it actually is? Have you heard of yoga but don’t know the difference between Yoga classes and Yoga Therapy?
In a nutshell Yoga Therapy is a yoga practice tailored to support different health conditions. Yoga Therapy is a growing field and there is lots of evidence supporting

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Pilates Principles 5 and 6: Breath and Flow

The students of Joseph Pilates formed 6 principles that should be at the basis of all Pilates practice: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow.
It is a fact that we breathe. I know that many of my clients are unsure about how they “should” breathe. They may have found that in some Yoga and Pilates classes they have been told to breathe in very different ways

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Pilates Principles 3 & 4: Control & Precision

One characteristic of practising Pilates is that we always strive to be in control of our movements and that we are precise about what we want to achieve and the strategies that help us achieve it. Nothing is random in what we do.
The students of Joseph Pilates formed 6 principles that should be at the basis of all Pilates practice: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath and Flow.

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The Link Between Mind & Body: What Scientists are Saying

In my previous blog post, I explained more about my intuitive approach to massage therapy, bringing harmony between mind and body.
This week I read some very interesting research from the University of Pittsburgh, which concluded that the mind and body link exists not just through intuition, but also in science.
The research, published in ‘The Science Explorer’, details the

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Diagnosis of Headaches

Most of the time headaches are unpleasant manifestations of pain with no specific issue within the tissues.
There are obviously headaches that are manifestations of something else that may well be concerning but be rest assured that these are rare and majority of headaches are nothing more than the product physical or emotional stresses.
Diagnostic criteria for the types of

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The Virtues of Meditation

My name is Louise and I have been practicing meditation for over 10 years. I had always been interested in meditation but didn’t know where to start.
I asked my massage therapist who said: “of course you can practice standing up”. I thought I would try it, I thought if I sat down to meditate, I would fall asleep. I didn’t

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Keeping Worries in Their Place

Uninvited anxieties can find their way into our thoughts and lead to excessive worrying. Such thoughts are unhelpful and distract us from the daily tasks that we have to do. Rather than expend energy in unproductive worrying, one strategy devised by Clinical Psychologist Professor Ad Kerkhof, is to set-aside some ‘Worry time’ each day.
Two 15-minute ‘Worry time’ slots might

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Rarely in the clinic does neurological pain occur as the main symptom to the client, but there are only really a handful of areas most common when they do. Thoracic outlet syndrome is one of those neurological diagnoses to come up as strictly a nerve-related injury and not just an extra symptom. Others such as sciatica is actually not an

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