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How to ease a stiff back & shoulders from sitting. Part One.

If you maintain a posture regularly, your body will get better at holding this position to support what you do. This means that if you are sitting for your job, your body adapts to this need to sit for long periods. However, this can also lead to soreness and stiffness when you then get up from your desk or get out of the car you've been driving. You might sit again on the way home on public transport or in the car and then you sit to eat and as you relax at home. Your body as a consequence is trapped in the same movement pattern everyday.

Not all superheroes wear capes.

During these difficult times, there is a human cost, an economic cost and many other costs. Within that though there is a light. The compassion of humanity is here. The heart beat of family, friends and community. Not all superheroes 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️ wear capes. Everyone is playing their part to get through this. Our doctors, nurses,... Continue Reading →

St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone. I’ve always been proud to be Irish 🇮🇪 for many reasons. Not least being immensely proud in the way that for every international tragedy we have always given our support, in whatever way we could to help people to find food, shelter, clothes or medication after the tsunami, earthquake or... Continue Reading →

Altitude Sickness Everest Base Camp

Altitude Sickness Everest Base Camp Everest Base Camp is one of the top treks in the world. The question of Altitude sickness tends to come up on any expedition to Everest Base Camp.  Rightly so - people are curious - Will it happen to me? Will I be ok? There are many things that you’re... Continue Reading →

Non-essential items that will make your Kilimanjaro expedition better.

Non-essential items that will make your Kilimanjaro expedition better. So you’ve followed the gear list, you know exactly what you’re going to wear on summit night, you’ve got clothing, hydration & tent systems organised…..  What next?  These are some suggestions - that may get you thinking Insulation for your tube on your hydration system- it... Continue Reading →

What is the difference between Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga?

Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga are both floor based Yoga practices that use props. If you looked in the window at people doing these practices, they might look very similar. However, the feelings that the person experiencing the practice would be very different. All types of Yoga will have some similarities. Yang Yoga practices (... Continue Reading →

Yoga. Aesthetic v’s Functional alignment.

In order to analyse yoga postures from the perspective of aesthetic versus Functional alignment. I would first like to identify what each means. Aesthetic alignment is based on how a pose looks - in the mirror, to the student or teacher. They are often initiated at the distal areas of the body - for example... Continue Reading →

Commonly taught meditative instructions that may cause difficulties. How a Yin approach could help relieve these conflicts.

Traditional ways that meditation is taught would be classed as a yang approach to meditation. Yang methods direct the meditator to have a particular focus in their meditation and to return to that effort, whenever the mind wanders. 4 commonly taught meditation instructions include; Focusing on the breath - e.g. at the point of entry... Continue Reading →

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