The Ancient Healing Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu (pronounced jin-shin-jitsu) is an ancient oriental healing art and practical holistic philosophy. Gentle touch is used, similar to acupressure, on key healing points and along energy pathways, to release tension that accumulates and is at the root of dysfunction, disease, and imbalance. When one or more of these paths become blocked, the damming effect may lead to …

The Benefits of Qigong

Qigong (chee goong) is a form of exercise that use simple movements, postures and the breath to increase energy and vitality in the body. It does this by increasing blood circulation and getting free flow of qi through the organ meridians which can become congested when the body is out of balance and unwell. Qi doesn’t have a direct English …

What Is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a slower, quieter practice of staying for an extended period (3-10mins) in passive postures, whilst softening the muscles around a specific area of the body which provides the focus for our practice. As we soften the muscles in the target area, the joints, ligaments and deep connective tissues (fascia) benefit from a healthy amount of stress, enabling …

Scorpio Full Moon

We are moving through an intense week culminating with the full Moon in Scorpio early on Thursday May 11. This moon symbolizes a turning point where we may come to some big realizations and set intentions for the future! Scorpio is a sign of great intensity and has the ability to reach divine levels of consciousness – a transformative power …

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle form of Osteopathy that looks at the body as a whole and recognises the inter-related nature of all the systems within the body. Despite the name, Cranial Osteopaths do not just treat your head! . Osteopathic philosophy stems from the belief that humans function as a whole – one unit of body, mind and spirit …

The Benefits of Yoga During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of continual change starting from that first moment of conception. Women often arrive at yoga now for the first time as their focus shifts to doing something to assist them through the next nine months. A regular yoga practice is the perfect way to go about processing this life change – learning to relax, let go …

Setting Intention – The New Moon in Aquarius

Why is January 28 an important time for us? The new lunar moon in Aquarius on January 28 (also Chinese New Year) highlights intention. It offers the chance to make small, yet significant changes to our lives at the start of of 2017. This new moon is potent – it symbolizes new beginnings. It is a time to plan your …

Navigating the Path of Expectation

How can yoga assist us in letting go of expectation? What happens when we try to stake a claim on something that is not ours to have or experience at this moment? How much angst and self churning do we put ourselves though when we look outside to what others have or are doing? It seems to be everywhere. People …

Crossroads

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I’ve started to observe the pattern of my day moving like a dance… a slow waltz opens it, quickly moving into a foxtrot. Some days are more like a hip hop routine – body moving in an erratic, yet somehow coordinated pace. The rest of me trying to keep up! If I’m aware enough I might be able to stand …

The Benefits of Yoga for Children

Yoga (meaning union or yoke) is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature — body, mind, and spirit — in the pursuit of inner harmony. Children in today’s modern world lead fast passed lives and it is not long before they experience pressures to keep up. They are often faced with emotional, social and physical …