Meditation Myths
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Meditation Myths

Meditation Myths There is a lot of misinformation about what meditation and mindfulness are, mixed in with unnecessary stereotypes and superiority. For many this puts the stillness practices out of reach. When I teach meditation and mindfulness, I strip away preconception, expectation and myths. Simplicity is the key. On a basic level mindfulness and meditation…

Spring Womens Qigong Class
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Spring Womens Qigong Class

Spring Womens Qigong Class Join the monthly online Qigong for women gathering to explore healthy and powerful movements for physical health and mental ease with instructor Nicola in her virtual classroom.  All from the comfort of your own home. Open to all levels of students, whether a new beginner or seasoned Qigong practitioner.  Whatever your fitness…

ReMap Course Isle of Wight
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ReMap Course Isle of Wight

ReMap Course Isle of Wight Movement and Stillness for Health and Wellbeing March – June 2019 Isle of Wight charity the Independent Arts are launching a new project entitled ‘ReMap’ on 20th March in conjunction with the ‘Chronic Pain’ department at St Mary’s Hospital. This project is designed to help people manage their chronic pain…

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins
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Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance (chemical neurotransmitter) within the human body. It helps to control our mood, emotions, thought patterns, learning and sleep by carrying signals in between the nerve cells (neurons). It is located in the intestines, within the central nervous system, the brain and in blood…

Meditate on Love
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Meditate on Love

Meditate on Love The art of happiness, compassion and love comes from within.  Meditating on love can be done anywhere and at any time. It is one of the open secrets of meditation, it’s simple, effective and requires very little instruction. Training Love and Compassion Qong/Kung in Chinese means ‘skilful work, hard training or endeavour’….

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Syndrome
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Tai Chi and Hypermobility Syndrome

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Syndrome As a Tai Chi Instructor I live with the genetic defect Hypermobility Syndrome (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). You can read my personal journey living with EDS here.  The really good news is that Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation are all recommended ways to help gently aid the symptoms. I changed…