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Yoga and Stress Management

Yoga and Stress Management

Negotiating the morning commute might not seem to have anything in common with being chased by a lion, but it has the same effect on your body - the stress response. Stress in modern life has been so well researched that we know beyond doubt the impact it has on our...

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Chicken Soup – fact or fiction ?

Chicken Soup – fact or fiction ?

It's that time of year when the sniffles and aches and pains start. My mum always makes chicken soup when this happens and it's a habit I've inherited too. It always seems to help.  Here is today's pot ready to boil as one of the kids is brewing something.  It doesn't...

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What is Persistent Pain ?  A short video to explain it

What is Persistent Pain ? A short video to explain it

Persistent or Chronic Pain is pain that has gone on for (on average) more than 12 weeks.  It is a really common problem, often in the low back, but in other areas of the body too.  What we know from neuroscience research is that Persistent Pain changes the brain.  My...

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RELAX !  10 minute Body Scan Relaxation

RELAX ! 10 minute Body Scan Relaxation

Well I don't need to tell you that you can benefit from some rest and relaxation - I see the effects of our London lifestyle on my patients and students on a daily basis.  We spend a good deal of our time running on empty ! My yoga students have asked me to share a...

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Yoga: A way to prevent Osteoporosis ?

Yoga: A way to prevent Osteoporosis ?

We keep being told (especially women of a certain age) that we need to improve our bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.  A new study suggests that yoga might be one way to help. Osteoporosis is a common condition by which bones lose their strength and can...

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