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How to breath for relaxation

How to breathe to relax Breathing’s an automatic function – a contraction and expansion of muscles to draw in vital air to the body that’s impossible to resist, as any child who’s had a ‘holding your breath’ competition can tell you. So we shouldn’t need lessons, should we? Think again – our normal breathing actually

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Mindfulness mediation

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the name given to a particular form of meditation which has gained enormous popularity within the mainstream over the last ten years. What is Mindfulness? The approach of Mindfulness involves keeping your attention in the present moment, moment by moment without striving for things to be different or judging what you are currently

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An emotional tool kit for wellbeing

Becoming emotionally intelligent is one of the best things you can do for yourself and support in your children. Emotions are the driving force behind much of our behaviour and if we are unconscious of them we become blindly led into stressful reactions and situations which overtime result is our stress levels going sky high

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Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular activity as more and more people are learning of the many health benefits that this 5,000 year old discipline can bring.  Both men and women practice yoga, although originally yoga was only for men. Not only can yoga ease many health problems, it can also prolong your life. In

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respite care for parents


Time to relax No doubt you nearly dismissed this article with a grim smile once you read the title. How many of us have time to relax? In fact, as a working parent, you might find that you barely have enough time to do all the things that need doing, let alone having any left

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relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniques

Everyone has something called a stress response inbuilt into their nervous system to help them deal with perceived threats. When something happens that causes us to feel stressed nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. If there is a stressful

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