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Ann Fitz
Cool as a Cucumber

Cool as a Cucumber

WHEN I INTERVIEWED her, Eileen Willett looked literally as cool as the proverbial cucumber - even on Zoom.  Perhaps she was so relaxed because she was at her family home in Vancouver, Canada,...

Good Old Influenza

Good Old Influenza

PANDEMICS ARE NOT new to us and we have always been susceptible to outbreaks and epidemics.  In 1918 Spanish flu swept the world and claimed 50 million lives.  Since then we started to learn how...

Buy Your Own Mat

Buy Your Own Mat

DR GREG E COHEN, a Podiatrist at Long Island College Hospital, stated in a New York Times article, that he has seen a 50% spike in patients with plantar warts and athlete’s foot as yoga has...

Misconceptions

Misconceptions

IMPOSSIBLY FLEXIBLE, ENVIOUSLY serene, benignly spiritual… such are the images of yoga teachers typically portrayed by the media. But how much can we really rely on these representations of yogis...

Mind-Train A Champion

Mind-Train A Champion

FITNESS MEANS DIFFERENT things to different people, and the bottom line is that fitness is not just physical health but emotional and mental health. It plays a pivotal role in enhancing an...

You and Your Doshas

You and Your Doshas

AYURVEDA IS A natural healing system that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago.   The Oxford English Dictionary’s definition is “the traditional Hindu system of medicine (incorporated in...

Sustainability

Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY IS A hot topic nowadays.  From renewable energy to responsible food harvesting, there are many methods that people are learning to be better stewards of our resources. One topic...

Sophrology and Ageing

Sophrology and Ageing

LEADING ON FROM my discovery of Sophrology, I spoke to Dominique Antiglio, a leading Practitioner in the UK and bestselling Author, to ask her how Sophrology can help you to age well. Me:       ...

Sophrology

Sophrology

THE UK IS switching on to Sophrology and I spoke to a leading practitioner, Dominique Antiglio, to find out more. Me:        Dominique, what is Sophrology? DA:         Sophrology is a mental...

Forest Lungs

Forest Lungs

IN 1982, THE Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries conducted a study to clarify the effects of Shinrin-Yoku, defined as making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the...

Just Take A Breath

Just Take A Breath

THE MOST POWERFUL tools for taking care of our wellbeing are the ones that already exist within us – and breathing is a prime example.  And awareness of our breath connects us to the way we move,...