Today I was inspired to go for a run. My son Doug is back home and has been encouraging me to get back into the running habit. I used to run regularly but for a while now haven't made time for it. Here on the south downs we are spoilt for choice when it comes to spectacular running routes. The beautiful Sussex countryside is just the perfect … [Read more...] about Meditation on the move
Whether you're watching TV, listening to the radio or reading a magazine it's obvious that we are being 'sold' to most of the time. Sometimes it's very obvious and sometimes it's very subtle. It's not then surprising that with this constant bombardment of advertising and persuasion that we become quite cynical. Health is big business these days … [Read more...] about Does Tai Chi really work?
Are you suffering from stress? Do you notice sometimes how tense you feel? Do you find your mind is on the go all the time? Isn't it exhusting? I was recently talking to a friend of mine who was going through a difficult time and finding life very stressful. They found by the end of the week that they were tense, anxious, exhusted and … [Read more...] about Instant Stress relief…FREE FOR LIFE!
It seems a lifetime ago but there was a period when stress ruled my life. It was so powerful that everyday I would wake up with a huge knot of tension in the pit of my stomach. This enevitably led to me developing a rather unpleasant illness called ulcerative colitis. Although I was given a variety of treatments, the cycle of acute attack and then … [Read more...] about Is stress controlling you?
Does life seem to be getting more stressful and you'd like to learn how to relax? With our lives getting increasingly busy and crammed full from the moment we get up to when we collapse back in bed. exhusted at the end of the day..it is no wonder that we are getting more and more stressed. I used to wake up everyday feeling stressed out mentally … [Read more...] about 10 Hot tips to be Stress free
When was the last time you noticed your breathing? Does that sound a strange question? No seriously when was the last time that you actually took notice of your breath? Generally we take it for granted..it happens automatically and it doesn't need thinking about! But wait a minute...there is more to the breath than you might think. In fact you … [Read more...] about Relaxing through the breath
Do you find it hard to focus? Do you struggle to keep your attention on one job or do you get easily distracted? Like to have rock solid concentration? Ever since I can remember I have been passionate about playing the violin. The first time I heard one was in a concert where the famous hungarian violinist Gyorgy Pauk was performing. On hearing … [Read more...] about Improve your focus with Tai Chi
I love the start of the day. That first moment when you open your eyes, awakening from your sleep, gently stretching open your body...it has so much magical potency to it! Do you realise that? What do you do in that moment? How easy is it to immediately get caught up in the endless 'things to do list' for the day or get trapped in the perpetual … [Read more...] about Beginning the day – Starting from Within
Whilst taking my tai chi class last Sunday I was struck yet again by how much one student was over-straining. I had a chat with her and it was clear that she didn't realise what was happening. It was beyond her awareness. Over the years I've struggled with this myself and it is a common pattern that many people have. Tai Chi practice is a microcosm … [Read more...] about Let Go of Struggle and Live in Flow
Have you ever felt swept away by strong emotions? Do you feel nervous when making presentations? Would you like to have an unshakable inner stability? I will always remember one of my first tai chi lessons, many years ago. It was the most fascinating experience and has stayed with me ever since. The instructor asked two of his … [Read more...] about Becoming grounded in stressful moments