In less than 20 years vaping has gone from nothing to a £20 billion global industry with several million people regularly vaping in the UK alone. In the US the number of teenage vapers alone rose from 1.5 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018. Whilst older vapers are more likely to be vaping in an effort to give
When I teach my Pilates classes they usually have a fairly slow pace overall. We may speed things up a little here and there to pick up the energy and to explore moving in other tempos. However the general pace is slow, often matching the rhythm of our breath. We transition from one movement to another slowly. Sometimes, particularly
Pain in the neck has various causes, from traumatic whiplash injuries to sitting, staring at a computer for too long or driving for hours on end as part of your workday. I think we can accept these as reasons for neck pain but it doesn’t change the misery of sufferers, especially when the pain becomes persistent and doesn’t resolve
Forest bathing – a translation of the Japanese phrase ‘Shinrin yoku’ seems to be experiencing a growth in interest. Surprisingly, although such activities may go back far in time in various cultures, it was not until 1982 that Tomohide Akiyama of the Japanese Forestry Agency coined the phrase. Unlike hiking, where the focus is on reaching a destination, forest bathing
Exercising to keep our legs strong, our spine healthy and our shoulders mobile is something that many of us do in some way or another. But how much do you look after the health and functionality of your feet?
Sure, we walk on them when we run or when we walk the dog. We
Yes, it really is absolutely possible.
I am a pillion on my husband’s motorbike. I realised many years ago, that when he rides his bike, he is totally at one with the bike. There really is no difference, between him and his bike. At the time I didn’t know anything about non-dualism.
If I showed you a picture of me relaxing in my twenties, you’d probably see a cigarette in my hands or, actually, stuck between the first 2 fingers of my right hand. I started smoking at college; it seemed like the ‘cool’ thing to do and a packet of Number 6 cost the equivalent of 12 ½ pence and
Did you know that in the UK, there are over 6 million people (according to the most recent Psychiatric Morbidity Survey) suffering from anxiety and depression? There are many ways to treat these conditions, however, have you ever thought about acupuncture being a good solution?
Acupuncture is a well-known treatment extracted from ancient Chinese medicine and
When you think about meditation, it’s easy to imagine a “one size fits all” approach that you either take to immediately, or avoid forever.
After all, meditation demands a lot of patience, time, and effort, doesn’t it? That’s what’s always put me off about the idea of sitting down and trying to clear my
As someone who has been working with people’s bodies and their movement ability for many years, deciding to study Somatic Experiencing really is a no-brainer for me.