Yoga and Pilates

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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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exercise for depression

Exercise for depression

Although the mere notion may elicit a groan from busy working parents, there’s no denying that exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve physical and mental health.A little regular exercise can work wonders for your general well-being, exercise for depression and anxiety will  relieve stress and helps you to feel

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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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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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