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Pick up more than you expect...

When I picked up my first badminton racket in 1987, I remember it well. It was my mum's old...
Childrens Relaxation

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Laughter Therapy For Children

I became a certified laughter yoga leader a few years back. The training was a hoot! I don't use...
Alexander Technique

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F M Alexander's Four Books - and a Summary

F M Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique, wrote four books: Man's Supreme...

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What Can Meditation Do for You?

We rarely allow ourselves the luxury of stillness. We have too much to do and our minds are...

Fresh Articles

  • Laughter Therapy For Children Editor's Pick

    Creative Tutor Childrens Relaxation Coach (South East London) Picture I became a certified laughter yoga leader a few years back. The training was a hoot! I don't use the word 'yoga' any more, however, partly because to actively disassociate from the religious side of the practice and partly because it's not needed. There's no yoga involved in my teaching - just...
  • Joining a Mindfulness/Stress Management Group

    Anne Murray Meditation Teacher (Watford) Picture Would you be prepared to talk about your stresses, worries and anxieties in a Mindfulness, Meditation and Stress Management group? What could possibly be the advantages of revealing your insecurities to others, and making yourself seem vulnerable in front of a group of your peers? Well, it could...
  • The Path Of Kindness

    Nina M Yoga Teacher (South West London) Picture My first yoga class was over ten years ago, I remember taking to the practice straight away. I went in search of something to replace my previous hobby which was Irish dancing. I had enjoyed some success with Irish dancing; dancing in the famous dance show Lord of the Dance and I had some...
  • The Alexander Technique: a summary

    Jackie Coote MSTAT Alexander Technique Teacher (South West London) Picture The Alexander Technique is educational and you learn it for yourself. Any activity can be enhanced by applying the Technique and anyone of any age can benefit from having lessons. The Technique teaches you to recognise and consciously change long-standing habits, leading to improved balance,...
  • How can Alexander Technique help you?

    Rosalie Segal Alexander Technique Teacher (Harrow) Picture The Alexander Technique has much to offer both the general public and performing artists and many other professions to improve their performance both at work and in their daily activities. Who was Alexander?Frederick Mathias Alexander was born in 1869 in Tasmania. As a young man, he was a...
  • Dru Yoga For A Healthy Spine

    Trixi Field Yoga Teacher (Shrewsbury) Picture A healthy spine wants to move. We are built to flex forwards and backwards, tilt to the left and the right, and to twist freely in both directions, all without pain or tension. We should be able to balance our head on the top of the neck in such a way that we’re not placing our neck and...
  • The Essentials In Keeping Fit

    Personal Fitness Trainer (Oxford) Picture To be fit you really need to focus on three main components which are training, diet & recovery. A quality training programme designed by a professional, coinciding with a sensible nutritional plan and appropriate recovery periods will allow you to achieve your goals. If you can manage your...
  • An Introduction To Serving in Badminton

    Badminton Coach (West London) Picture Did you know?In order to speed badminton up a new scoring system was introduced in 2007, which meant that now when you win a rally, you not only get the serve but score a point as well, even if you are not the server. In badminton there are four types of badminton serve: low serve, high serve,...
  • Are You A Worrier? Mindfulness can help.

    Anne Murray Meditation Teacher (Watford) Picture We all know people who say they're just natural worriers. And a little bit of worry can be a useful stimulus. It can make us prepare thoroughly for a big event; double-check arrangements; and generally ensure we don't make any major mistakes. However, when that little bit of worry becomes full...
  • Inner Game of Tennis

    Tennis Coach (Reading) Picture I have recently read the Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey which gives a great insight into the mental side of the game - highly recommend it.


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