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Do yoga for PMS, period pains and hormonal mood swings

The latest research proves what so many of us have known for eons: we should all do yoga for PMS, period pains and hormonal mood swings. Scientists at King's College London have reviewed every yoga study on the subject over the past 20 years and come to the conclusion that: Yoga improves irregular and painful periods for women aged 13-45 It reduces back ache, cramps, anxiety, stress and anger Concentration is improved Hormonal levels are affected by the yoga [...]

Gillian talks about her lovely art for sale at The Hub

For Hampshire Open Studios artist Gillian Goodrdge shares a few words about her beautiful art for sale at The Hub – feel free to peruse… 'My current work is inspired by the sky and the relationship between the sky and what lies beneath it and by the marks and tokens of the everyday. I'm interested in the joining or touching line between the sky and land or sea and in horizons. I find great beauty in the everyday and [...]

Preferential childcare rates for ‘you time’ at The Hub

We've teamed up with Freedom Childcare to offer you reduced rates for babysitting, childcare and nanny services – so you can take valuable time for yourself at The Hub… Fancy coming to a regular class at The Natural Health Hub but not got any childcare? Like to treat yourself to massage but you’ve got no one to look after the kids? Committed to something at The Hub, then partner late home so you have to cancel? Heard about an [...]

Experience the deeply relaxing, healing and de-stressing benefits of Thai yoga massage

Shelley Edwards is now offering the wonderful experience of the ancient healing art of Thai yoga massage Thai yoga massage therapy is a lovely holistic process combining acupressure massage, gentle stretching and applied yoga. Not only is it hugely beneficial for both giver and receiver, as it releases energy blockages and deep healing occurs while you’re in a state of relaxed meditation… it's blissfully relaxing and de-stressing. You are dressed in loose clothing and the massage does not involve oil or cream [...]

Get breathing properly through yoga

Our yoga instructor Shelley Edwards explains how to get breathing properly through yoga. Our breathing is a vital tool we can all use for reducing stress, improving health and operating at our best   Are you breathing properly? Noticing and understanding how we are breathing is a huge step to living a more balanced and calmer life. Breathing is the clearest signal of your body’s state at any time. Large sets of muscles are involved in taking air in and [...]

Kids’ yoga: 23 August, 2-4.30pm

Let your children experience the magic of kids' yoga at our summer holiday workshop with yoga teacher Hannah Bimpson Over the afternoon they will learn basic yoga postures as well as some breath work and exciting yoga games. Not only will your children have a fun-filled afternoon, they will come away with techniques they can use to aid concentration, remove stress and encourage self-confidence. These are tools that will benefit their school life, and can be taken with them [...]

Sandals sale August Bank Holiday Saturday

We're pleased to announce that we are holding an end-of-season sandals sale on Bank Holiday Saturday.  For this one morning only our foot health expert Lorna Pullman, of Foot Health First, is offering her final ranges of Spring/Summer 2017 Strive and Vionic sandals – all sandals and some trainers are reduced, with savings of at least £10-£30 a pair.  Made from materials that are soft, breathable and durable, these sandals are not only kind to the feet and contoured as nature [...]

Self-love: if you can’t love yourself how can you be happy? FREE talk 11 Sept

Lis Horwich shares her work on empowering you to self-love, the key both to loving others and to true happiness for yourself. Learn how you too could look in the mirror and like all that you see... Learn how you can change the way your brain functions so you acquire the art of self-love. 11-12pm or 7.30-8.30pm Monday 11 September How many times do you look in the mirror and not like what you see? Can you say wholeheartedly that you love [...]

Essential oils: how to use them for your health, cooking and lots more. FREE talk 12 September

Come and learn about how to use pure essential oils for health, cooking, cleaning and lots more. With Esme Powles using super-pure organic doTerra oils, which are safe to be taken internally Esme Powles' free talk is your opportunity to learn about about supporting your health with essential oils. How you can use them for day-to-day ailments such as: coughs & colds asthma headaches anxiety depression acne autoimmune problems … and lots more Plus lots of other uses for [...]

The Hub is through to the Venus Awards semi-finals 2017!

We’re thrilled to announce that The Natural Health Hub has reached the semi-finals of the 2017 Venus Awards in Hampshire. Out of 29 entrants for the New Business category, The Hub’s owner Sue Leach has got through to the final five nominations for this prestigious award. Dubbed the ‘Working Women’s Oscars’ by Channel 4, the Venus Awards were established in 2009 to acknowledge and celebrate successful women in business. ‘After three months since our launch it feels like a lovely [...]

Introduction to chi kung (qigong): FREE talk 14 September

Experienced practitioner and trainer Clara Apollo introduces you to the wonders of chi kung (qigong) What is chi kung? Why practise it? What does it involve? What are its benefits? Chi kung or qigong (pronounced 'chee gung') is a potent exercise routine that has its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is at the roots of tai chi. It is said to have initially grown out of natural movements devised by Chinese peasants thousands of years ago, to make [...]

Why to yoga at The Hub

So many people take a deep breath and visibly relax as they step through the door of our yoga studio upstairs. ‘Wow’ is often the first response – yes, it’s a very restful room. It’s airy, it’s tranquil, it’s quiet, tucked away behind Lymington’s High Street. Forget cavernous sports centre rooms and draughty village halls, this is a pleasant, soothing place to practise your yoga. Though The Hub is a clinic or centre for natural health, we wanted it [...]

Meditation, mindfulness & relaxation workshop: Saturday 16 September

Strung out and exhausted after the long summer holidays? Feel like you spend all the time giving and there’s never any time for YOU? Ratty and snappy with everyone – and feeling guilty, knowing you need to get a grip? Often get overwhelm because there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it? We’ve got the perfect workshop for you…. Kids back at school, life beginning to assume some semblance of normality. Autumn on the way [...]

Health benefits of coconut oil: the science

Harry Woodington of The Coconut Experience debunks some of the old theories that fat is bad, explaining exactly why coconut oil is so good for us – not least for high cholesterol. Think you better head on down to The Hub and stock up on his 100% Organic Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil (£7.99 for a 250ml pot) If you are reading this it is likely that you already know that coconut-derived products are healthy for you. You will [...]

Chi kung Foundation & Flow day with Clara Apollo: Sunday 17 September

Foundation and Flow chi kung Commence your chi kung (qigong) practice with this day workshop to clear stress, tension and anxiety and refuel with fresh new vitality. Using time-honoured moves and mediations tuned in with the fundamental elements of Earth and Water, your foundation will become strong and ability to be flexible increase. Qigong is designed to harmonise your system inside and out. Shaking the body helps tension drop away, guiding you into your still ‘WuJi’ stance, a position from which you [...]

Relax, release and revitalise with the wonderful healing of a sound bath

We listen to music to cheer ourselves up, we’re moved to tears when we hear a tune with memories, we feel uplifted and happier after a good singsong… The therapeutic power of sound is well proven. What is perhaps less well known – yet equally academically researched – is that sound can be deeply healing, not just in terms of relaxing you but way deeper… physically, emotionally and spiritually. Meditation CDs and classes use music because it has a [...]

Springclean your micro biome (gut flora) – and you could be looking at a whole new you!

In her free talks on 25 September Dinah Smith explains how rebalancing your micro biome (gut flora) could benefit both your health and your whole outlook on life They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, actually, recent scientific research has found that the way to everyone’s whole health is through their stomachs. We all have residing within us a complex network of bacteria, fungi and microbes – a whole ecosystem of about [...]

Stress-busting breathing workshop with yoga instructor Hannah Bimpson. 28 September 6.30-7.30pm

Feeling het up and unable to relax? So much to do that you feel constantly overwhelmed? Brain a mush because you’re so stressed you can’t think straight? Digestion not what it might be or suffering from digestive problems? Come and join us for a stress-busting workshop. Our yoga instructor Hannah Bimpson will show you simple breathing techniques to de-stress, help your digestion and get your brain/body balance in sync. You will go away with easy-to-follow breathing rituals that you [...]

Learn how to breathe properly – for a whole new sense of freedom and well-being

Are you holding your breath right now? Then STOP… and just take a breath!! Holding your breath is seriously holding you back in life. At our workshop with Pennie Quaile-Pearce you will learn how to breathe properly – not only will this release pent-up emotions, you will also experience a new sense of freedom and well-being. Do you realise the damage that holding your breath may cause? Panic attacks and increased anxiety Suppressed emotions Premature ageing Cardiovascular and respiratory [...]

What is it that keeps you coming back to your yoga mat time and time again?

Our yoga instructor Hannah Bimpson ponders on how yoga reaches so much more than just the physical… We all know it’s important for our physical health to engage in some form of exercise, but it can be really difficult to find the motivation to continue going, week in week out, to the same exercise class. Especially if you don’t really enjoy it! So why does yoga seem to be growing more and more popular? What I believe is that [...]

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