You may be aware of the health benefits of Reflexology but don’t have the time to pop in to Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy for a reflexology session. What if I told you, you can have access to the benefits of reflexology to help reduce your holiday stress, right at your finger tips, without having to find the time to pop in to see me. Hand and foot Reflexology self-care can be a quick and easy ‘pick me up’ that you can do anywhere and I mean anywhere; sat in the park watching your children, on the sofa after a long day or sat on a aeroplane heading towards your holiday.
Chi Kung (also known as Gi Gong) is a marvelous form of mind-body exercise, as it combines breathing techniques with precise movements and mental concentration. If you practice chi kung regularly, you will reap many benefits; your energy levels will increase while your stress levels fall, improvement in flexibility and inner focus. As well improved concentration and even an increase in creativity and inspiration.
In the past decade, seeds have been touted as being small vessels of bountiful nutrients, sprinkle-able ways to nutritionally enhance any meal. They are often considered ‘functional foods’, or foods that may provide additional health benefits, reduce disease risk, or promote good health. In particular, chia, flax and hemp seeds have vastly increased in popularity. These seeds are rumoured to increase fullness after eating, reduce food cravings, prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol and much more. But can such tiny things really be so powerful?
Mothers around the world for centuries have been saying day after day: Stop slouching! When thinking about ways to improve our well-being, our posture doesn’t usually come to mind. Yet we could all feel a lot better in body, mind and spirit if we paid a little more attention to our posture.
A lot of evidence suggests that music can play a role (small in most circumstances) in giving “wings to the mind”. through emotional regulation, affected time perception, better pain tolerance and better cognition.
Presenting a healthy alternative to over the counter painkillers, many of which may pose harmful side effects. Natural treatments, such as lifestyle changes and mind-body techniques are making headway into tension headaches.
One of our bodies reactions to fear and anxiety is muscle tension. This can result in feeling "tense" or can lead to muscle aches and pains, as well as leaving some people feeling exhausted. Think about how you respond to anxiety. Do you "tense up"when you feel anxious? Muscle relaxation can be particularly helpful in cases where anxiety is especially associated to muscle tension.
There are many studies that have proven relaxation is good for us, as relaxation releases anxiety, helps us deal with stress and assists our bodies to deal with a whole host of health ailments. Because after all resting our mind and body helps us to feel better.
The one BIGGEST issue I can see with making New Years resolutions, is "resolutions" implies we need to find an issue with ourselves or our lives that needs to be solved. There for we are starting off from a negative foot, instead of starting of on a positive foot.
We have all heard of the famous expression “you are what you eat”, but can mindful eating really alter the way you think, behave and feel? As winter approaches, it is no secret that we are more likely to binge on our favourite comfort foods and probably less likely to burn it off, but these winter treats could be giving us more than we hoped for, causing us to feel tired, sluggish and generally low.