Wellbeing

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Wow 2020 has been a year! So much change and uncertainty; so many of our freedoms (and with them, hopes and dreams) taken away or put on hold. So where do we go from here? How do we move forward? For me, when I’m feeling lost and uncertain – as I have done multiple times […]

December 24, 2020

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From the outside, yoga may seem like simply a strange way to contort the body into bizarre poses. However in reality, the physical poses are a very small component of what is a full-spectrum spiritual practice. Most yoga styles today are derived from an eight-limbed philosophy with one entire limb devoted to breath, or pranayama. Breathwork is integral to yoga—as […]

December 7, 2020

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Overcome anxiety and worry by shifting your relationship to fear and the unknown If my 23+ years of studying yoga and meditation have taught me anything, it’s that it doesn’t matter one bit what you do on the mat (or cushion). The ability to do a handstand does not make you a yogi, and the […]

June 26, 2020

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A regular meditation practice can help ease the symptoms of anxiety, a condition that, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, affects an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. Anxiety is a part of our body’s natural response to stress—a cognitive state connected to an inability to regulate emotions. When we meditate, we counter the stress response, […]

June 16, 2020

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When you’ve had a few too many the night before, the last thing you may feel like doing is moving from the safety of your bed. But these gentle yoga postures from Lily Silverton will help to ease those nasty hangover symptoms… A hangover is your body’s way of telling you it needs some repair work. And […]

June 16, 2020

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With more than 4,000 apps out there promising to improve our mental wellbeing, even self-help can feel overwhelming. Vogue looks at the pros and cons of smartphone therapy. When it comes to self-care, prevailing counsel says put your phone away – but what if technology can actually help? After Alexis (25) was diagnosed with severe depression and […]

June 16, 2020

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You know the feeling, it’s that time of the month and you’re doubled over in pain, wanting nothing more than a hot water bottle and your bed. Now imagine that all the time, combined with a host of other painful symptoms including digestive complications and severe exhaustion. For the 1.5 million women in the UK […]

June 16, 2020

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Despite the surge in body positive and self-love movements, we still live in a society that glorifies thinness. So it was no great surprise, really, when I stumbled across Perfect Me: Body Slimmer, an app that promises to “make you look much better than you are”.​Start searching and you’ll quickly find a cornucopia of applications […]

June 16, 2020