Your FACIAL YOGA Homework With Lucy Jenkins

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The ‘V’ EXERCISE This exercise helps strengthen the orbicularis oculi muscle (the circular muscle around the eye), reducing bags under the eyes and tightening the eye area. How to perform the exercise: Place your fingers beneath your eyebrows as shown. Next, with your index fingers apply pressure to the outer corners of your eyes. Look […]

Judith Davies On REFLEXOLOGY

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Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy developed from the ancient knowledge that the body is reflected in miniature in the feet, hands and other areas. A gentle pressure applied to these areas can promote deep relaxation, pain relief and a great many health benefits, mentally and physically. Among other benefits of reflexology is the […]

BREATHE BETTER

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How we breathe affects many aspects of our health, from our mood to stress levels. Physiotherapist Hannah Morley explains why we should learn diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing. The breath is our life force. We breathe without thinking, and yet our thinking has such a profound effect on our breathing, and subsequently on […]

PHOBIAS: Don’t Let Them Control Your Life

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By Anthony Lawson A person who suffers with a phobia can experience an overwhelming anxiety which may lead to maladaptive and irrational behaviours to avoid the cause of their fear. Phobias are classed as a form of anxiety disorder triggered by certain situations or objects, and can affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender and socioeconomic […]

CHRONIC FATIGUE: Are You Heading For A Crash?

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By Rosemary Channin One of the warning signs that I often see in my clients is their inability to bounce back and regain energy after physical exertion. In the beginning this might mean having to rest for a couple of days following a morning of gardening or a gym session, but it can soon evolve […]

Mind, Body, Spirit: Why You Should Try YOGA

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By Lauretta Furlonger Yoga can provide enormous benefits to anyone pursuing a fitness regime – it offers a unified approach to toning and strengthening the body. Where some other fitness training practices can over-develop particular muscle groups, regular practice of yoga postures improves balance, strength and overall flexibility, making you more capable of pursuing training […]

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 edition!

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This time of the year gives us longer nights, and with that more time for reflection. Did the summer live up to your expectations? Did your family holiday achieve your goal of bringing everyone together? View the latest edition in our online viewer here Now the focus shifts towards that other family time, Christmas. Some […]