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Are You a Spice Girl or Boy?

Are you a spice girl or boy? I was a child of the 70s and 80s but despite having my fair share of convenience dinners, my (English) Grandmother was an amazing cook and really took on the role of the Cypriot housewife to my Greek grandfather – who wasn’t much of a cook but made […]

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What Do You Prefer In a Group Class?

Over the past 20 or so years of actually teaching and continuing to learn, what I teach now, has been pared back considerably, but, yet, I know it’s actually way more useful for the most amount of people. Many of us are managing injuries and conditions and so what we do is also practical and therapeutic and still challenging enough for the majority.

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Why Practise if It Hurts Rather than Heals?

Good Question! For most people, the reason for beginning Yoga is to feel better – whether physically or emotionally. Obviously these are two sides of the same coin, but it can take a long time to realise how powerfully each affects the other. There are many different styles of physical Yoga these days but when […]

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Are You Sympathetic?

I’ve been posting a bit of stuff about the nervous system lately and what it means to be sympathetic dominant. I just wanted to explain this bit from a previous post: “…Whenever you pull a muscle after moving quickly and suddenly, it’s…(a) sympathetic nervous system preventative measure to stop you seriously injuring yourself. So, if […]

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Time for Some Re-wiring?

I’ve been sharing a few posts about what it means to look after the health of the nervous system. This stuff is pretty fascinating to me because it is so important! Anyone interested in health and wellbeing knows what it means to look after body parts such as hearts, bowels, liver, kidneys, lungs, brain etc […]

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Why Optimal Breathing is LESS Breathing…

Contrary to what you might think, deep, excessive breathing, particularly through the mouth (hyperventilation) is dodgy because it brings in way more oxygen than the body can actually use. This excess oxygen doesn’t end up in your cells. What over-breathing does do though is constrict the blood vessels, block circulation, increase heart rate and BPR […]

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Stop Looking….Voila!

From time to time, when life has thrown a few lemons and/or things just don’t feel quite right within us, what do many of us do? We head off on a kind of pilgrimage. We need to “find” answers. We try this thing, that thing, another thing. We put our trust in people who don’t […]

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