Your lung health in winter

As winter settles in Down Under, it is a timely reminder for us to remember to take care of ourselves – especially our lung health. The lungs are central to your wellbeing and ensuring that you take in fresh, clean air to circulate through your body. Breathing is the most natural action for your body … Continue reading Your lung health in winter

Remember rosemary for memory

In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power that … Continue reading Remember rosemary for memory

Mindful eating meditation

Over the past few weeks we have explored how mindful eating can lead to improved health and wellbeing as well as the best foods to introduce into your diet – if not already. The purpose of this meditation is to help you increase your appreciation of the food you consume and to bring you from … Continue reading Mindful eating meditation

A practical mindful body scan

Today, instead of talking about mindfulness, I have prepared an excretes for you to practise being mindful. It is sometimes hard to find time for relaxation and checking in with yourself. So, we need practical tools which can be adapted to suit time and different situations. Mindful body scans are useful to help you recognise … Continue reading A practical mindful body scan

Movement meditation for physical and emotional wellbeing

There are many styles of meditation so choosing one to suit your circumstances. Your why for starting and continuing a meditation practice. If sitting or walking meditation are not for you, there is always movement meditation to energise your mind and body. What is movement meditation, you ask? It is a practice of intentional breathing … Continue reading Movement meditation for physical and emotional wellbeing

Mindfulness in Action

Over the past couple of weeks we have discussed the benefits of mindfulness and how it can help you live a happy, healthy life. Yet knowing the benefits doesn’t automatically translate into action. This week we look at how you can implement mindful actions into your day when they are needed. As you know when … Continue reading Mindfulness in Action

Your Mind Breath Relationship

It’s no secret that your breath provides you with many health benefits. Alternative health therapies once shunned by medicine are now backed by scientific evidence that your breath, when used correctly, can improve your wellbeing. Breath practice (or pranayama in yoga terms) is well known for extending life and your bank of prana. Science and … Continue reading Your Mind Breath Relationship

How to use your breath effectively with movement?

Over the past couple of weeks I have been talking about the health benefits you can gain by focusing on your breath. Deep diaphragmatic breathing, directly into your lower abdomen, will also create more space for your lungs to inflate. When the lungs are at their full capacity an exchange of  oxygen and carbon dioxide … Continue reading How to use your breath effectively with movement?

The breath is your connection to health and happiness

Thee are many studies written on how your breath is connected to your mental health but there are also other benefits you can gain from the power of your breath. Below are just five of the benefits to be gained by embracing the power of your breath. Enhanced Learning When your mind and body are … Continue reading The breath is your connection to health and happiness

5 Ways your breath protects your health

There is no need to try the latest health fads when you already possess the most effective tool in your wellbeing toolkit. It is free and you use it everyday. It is your breath. Used correctly, it can help protect you and reduce your risk of illness. There is much scientific research on the benefits … Continue reading 5 Ways your breath protects your health