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Cardiovascular tips…..

Not sure I will be sprinting but I love to walk, cycle and dance. Maybe you’d enjoy trying though while it’s still warm weather. Three ways to train like an Olympic sprinter By Mark Bailey, HEALTH WRITER London-based sprinter Imani-Lara Lansiquot, who was part of Team GB’s 4×100m relay team, follows a high-intensity workout regime of…

Chocolate 😋

I loved reading this! Why chocolate is the perfect pre-workout snack Good news for those with a sweet tooth – new research has found that chocolate could be the ideal pre-exercise snack. The researchers discovered that a compound in cocoa increases blood flow and makes exercising easier due to a faster uptake of oxygen. The…

Getting heavier with exercise

Years ago in my 40s when I was living in Singapore, I marvelled enviously at the women who suddenly started entering triathlons or marathons. It seemed to be a thing once women hit a certain age. I wished I could run too but it was something I had a love hate relationship with. I remember…

Dance, dance, dance – It’s chic!

My ‘fun’ practice that I truly enjoy is learning how to dance steps. There’s just something so silly about learning the Salsa, merengue and samba mixed in with hip hop, Bollywood and goodness knows what else, that makes me break into laughter and shakes off even my worst days. It’s non competitive, non judgmental, all…

The Yin & Yang of exercise

It doesn’t surprise me when students are astonished that I love dance and fitness as much as I love Yin Yoga. It’s not a competition. It’s actually pretty simple. Rather than following a recipe or a strict regime, I just do what I feel like doing.  Some days I need to dance to shake off…

Can I do Level 2 before Level 1? This depends entirely on whether you have studied the curriculum in Level 1. The curriculum of subjects for the Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation courses from Levels 1 to 2 are vast covering the deconstruction of Yin Yoga poses, why and how the science and anatomy of…

How healthy is ‘healthy’ food?

I’m about as obsessed by healthy food as any other yogi on this path of attempting an optimal diet and a healthy life style. Moderation with everything is now my mainstay because at times I know I’ve driven myself nuts not knowing what I should or could eat that was right for my constitution. Over…

Inflammation

Has your stress response been unknowingly elevated without your being aware this year?  Being aware of subtle changes can be a precursor to realising your symptoms before they turn into anything more sinister. We’ve had alot to cope with the fear factor being thrust upon us at a moment’s notice and not knowing how to adapt…

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