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... Continue Reading →

Machu Picchu Expedition. September 2018.

After multiple flights across the Atlantic we arrive in Cusco to a warm Peruvian welcome and the charming city that is Cusco. It’s my first time for this trek and it’s been in my head for over 20 years - I’m excited and thrilled to be here. Only a few hours later so taken are... Continue Reading →

The difference between Stressing tissues & Stretching tissues

To stress something is to bear a load on it, stress is the degree of pressure applied - this we can do to our tissues. Tissues are often subjected to stress but no movement occurs. There is no shortening or lengthening of the tissues.  Stretching occurs when the stress loaded is in excess of the... Continue Reading →

The importance of layering for Mountain Expeditions.

Preparation is key Before you go on your trip of a life time spend a few moments deciding what’s really important to you. I appreciate the hidden dreams in the recesses of your brain that you’ve been harbouring - secretly or not - for a week- or for years. To ensure you have an amazing... Continue Reading →

An experience instead of stuff……

Don’t just buy stuff to tick a box for Christmas… It’s that time of year again when families across the world prepare for Christmas. Needless to say there will be a lot of stuff bought.  Plastic is one of THE hot topics right now but that will get side lined in the coming weeks. There... Continue Reading →

An introduction to 432hz, 528hz and Solfeggio frequencies…

432hz, 528hz and Solfeggio frequencies Modern music is tuned to 440hz  when in 1926 a standardised system came in. Most ancient greek and Egyptian instruments were tuned to 432Hz, Himalayan Bowls, old music - mozart, Verdi. Gregorian Chants are based on the Solfeggio frequencies. Music based on 432 Hz is said to transmit beneficial healing... Continue Reading →

So what are Chakras anyway?

Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit.  The Chakras refer to the energy centres in the body. We have many thousands of them, there are 7 main energy centres in the body.  Energy flows through the Chakras, but when they are blocked or imbalanced, there is an effect on our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, which can... Continue Reading →

Equipment to tackle Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp

This article looks at some of the essential gear and items to have on two of Earth's Edge most popular treks – Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro.  So you’ve booked the trip of a lifetime to Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp – now what?  Two things people often worry about are fitness and equipment. Spending... Continue Reading →

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