It’s common after a busy or stressful day to need a little bit of help to unwind. This exercise helps us transition into sleep and involves progressive muscle relaxation and a slowing of the breath. You may like to record yourself or someone else speaking these instructions for you to listen to as you drift […]
This breath exercise focuses on a short, sharp exhale through the nose. It’s useful whenever we feel a little bit sluggish and want to find more energy and focus. Also a handy practice whenever you catch yourself in a negative thinking spiral and want to hit the reset button. How 1. Sit comfortably with an upright […]
Happiness is what we all ultimately seek and want for those we love but without a full appreciation of what it really means, we can thwart our efforts to attain it.
In moments of stress, it’s not always possible to simply will ourselves to relax but we can take control of our breathing to create the physical conditions that prevent stress from overtaking us.
It’s uncomfortable to admit it’s happening under our roof, but a recent study by Employee Benefits company, Perkbox, revealed that more than one in five UK workers experience moderate to high levels of work-related stress several times per week. The mental health charity, Mind, puts the figure even higher at one in three. When under […]
It’s well documented that when we feel depressed, we tend to move slower, less often and hunch the shoulders but there is less known about the reverse impact of posture on mood. Is it possible that simply adopting the prevalent desk work position – seated for hours hunched over a keyboard with the chest dropped […]