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Improve Your Health With Green Spaces

What could make you happier than winning £500,000 in the lottery? Living near a park, it turns out. Spring is here and for those of us without pollen allergies the air is filled with fresh smells and our eyes are enchanted by the beautiful flowers and plants growing all around us. Living in London, a…
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The 3 Best and Worst Styles of Yoga for CFS/M.E

There is a lot of chatter in the world of chronic illness about trying Yoga. It can help manage symptoms and provide self care strategies for those who have nowhere else to turn.  But there are so many different types of Yoga out there, that when a sick gal decides she wants to give it…
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4 Life Lessons From Yoga Teacher Training

In 2 months I will (hopefully) finish my yoga teacher training and be a fully certified Yoga Instructor. But until then I will continue attempting to learn human anatomy and slowly get closer to touching my toes. Despite taking up every weekend for 3 months of my life,I have enjoyed almost every moment of the…
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Yoga for Chronic Fatigue: Dead Pigeon Pose

I admit, I could have called it ankle to knee pose, but I hoped Dead Pigeon would bring a smile to your face as you were trying out the pose. I love hip openers because my hips tend to get so sore from sitting for most of the day! They also just feel great and…
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Yoga for Chronic Fatigue: Child’s Pose

I've posted before about some of my favourite yoga poses, and after getting especially deep into my practice over the holidays I'd like to share more! Child's pose, or Warrior's pose, is one of my favourite, most relaxing, and stimulating poses. There are several variations on the pose, but my favourite is to put your…
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Does Location Affect Your Health

Does where you live affect your chances at living a long and healthy life? Scientists are beginning to see evidence that yes, it does. There is an island in Greece where inhabitants are known to live well into their 90's, and Eric Weiner's Geography of Bliss explores the subject in an entertaining travel memoir. What…
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The Elements of Wellbeing

“[There are five] universal elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering” -Rath and Harter, Well Being: The Five Essential Elements. spending 6 hours a day socializing increases your health and wellbeing. Photo Credit: Photosightfaces via Compfight cc   In preparation for my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) I have been doing…
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Amritapuri Ashram

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View from the Amritapuri Ashram in India, birthplace of the "hugging saint". Wonderful place for Yoga and Mediation (with views like this, it's hard not to!)

How to Find Your Job

“What is it on this planet, that needs doing, that I know something about, that probably won’t happen unless I take responsibility for it” – Buckminster Fuller When I was younger, my head was full of ideas of what I would like to ‘be’ when I grew up:  A Doctor, the Prime minister, a Hollywood…
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Yoga for Chronic Fatigue: Cat Pose

After an uplifting yoga session this morning, I decided to write another yoga related post on one of my favourite poses: cat pose. The movements in this pose are subtle, but it's great for waking up your spine- particularly for those who suffer from back pain. This pose is low impact, and is gentle enough…
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