Stress

De-cluttering

Declutter your life: our four-week challenge!

Clutter is bad for you… it saps your energy, wastes your time and makes for extra stress in life. Polarity therapist Jane Seaman explains how and offers you help in achieving balance in your life in the form of a four-week challenge to declutter your environment and your head I was in the Army many years…

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Soak away the stress

Soak away the stress

We all get over-charged mentally, emotionally and physically over the festive season, says polarity therapist Jane Seaman. ‘A great way you can recharge yourself from all that frenetic energy,’ she advises, ‘is to have a soak in bath salts: 20 minutes is the most beneficial time, allowing you to feel calm, at peace and centred…

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Stress fight and flight

Are you stuck in fight or flight?

Find it impossible to relax? Feeling overwhelmed? Stress is one of the most disruptive ‘states of being’ to our mental, emotional and physical health. Whereas our ancestors struggled for survival, today we’ve got so many continual complex pressures – time, money, technology and a thousand other tensions – that society has created. And if we’re not…

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Reduce stress

Blow a raspberry to stress

Ever put your tongue in neutral? It’s a simple way to blow a raspberry to stress – literally disengaging your head from your brain chatter. Practise it any time to reduce stress I learned this technique in a training session when I was doing my diploma in coaching and I have shared it with hundreds of people…

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Reduce stress

Stress less mantras

Chill, enjoy the sunshine. Here are 10 mantras to reduce stress… Keep repeating the ones that work for you to help make life feel a bit less hectic– the more you say ’em, the more you’ll do ’em! Do a few things well Day by day, hour by hour Eat that frog: do the difficult…

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Overloaded with stress?

If you feel overloaded with stress, then you are not alone. Research commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation shows that two-thirds of people in this country experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. In the 2018 YouGov poll of 4,169 UK adults 74% of people said…

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Why chanting is so good for us

Chanting simply means singing (rhythmic speaking) certain sounds or words. It calms our emotions, helps you to meditate better, produces positive energy and aids in enhancing our overall health. Here are some of the benefits chanting has on our body, mind and soul. Get a load of those benefits in Hannah Bimpson’s new monthly Yogic…

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Yoga nidra: the benefits

Our yoga instructor Hannah Bimpson explains the many benefits of yoga nidra, one of the vital elements that she uses in her monthly yogic relaxation class. It’s bliss on a mat – just lie back and sink into deep, deep relaxation! Yoga nidra – lying on your back through a guided meditation – is a…

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Yogic breathing clinically proven to lower stress

A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that yogic breathing (pranayama) for just 20 minutes is proven to lower stress levels in the body. Researchers examined levels of cytokines in the saliva of 20 participants; cytokines being one of several types of biomolecules that we release when we are het up which act…

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