In many forms of yoga you move through a set sequence of postures, starting with a warm up, followed by sun salutations, standing postures and then onto the floor. If you're wondering why you do certain groups of postures and what their benefits are, here is some background.
We all know that if we eat and drink well we will lead healthier lifestyles. However there are so many ways to improve our mental and physical health, not just by eating well but also by making small but important changes to our daily life.
Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.
Kids found the snack less tasty when it had been presented as healthy in the story and they also ate less of the snack if the food served any goal - such as helping them learn to read which confirms the notion that snacks can't be both good and good for you.
Turn around, and instead of facing the politicians, face us. Face the doctors, nurses and staff. Focus on us. Put all your energy into uniting us, pulling us together, getting a single, determined voice from the NHS. Whatever the politicians plan, they think we will roll over. They think we will be the apathetic, disgruntled bunch we always have been who will lie down and accept their changes. Use your power and your organisations to bring us together and show them that this is a step too far.
If you are wanting to program your mind so that you eat less, eat better, and move more then here are seven creative strategies to help hypnotise yourself to do just that.
Jamie stood in his kitchen, hands clutching the top of the chair. My friend was swaying gently from side to side. He was obviously anxious. I knew he ...
I've had people I've dated, asking (as a first question after the topic has come up) in a panicked manner: "But you can still have sex, right?!" Yes, I can, but seeing as that is the first thing you thought to ask, NOT WITH YOU.
I don't particularly like the word 'wellness'. For me it immediately conjures up images of people drinking overpriced coffee in sweatpants after having spent a fortune on some revolutionary new yoga routine that involves balancing your cat on your head.
While I was was on chemo, the project seemed entirely manageable. It was broken down into small chunks. All I had to do was get through the current cycle, then the next scan. But as of this morning I am officially on a chemo break.
Having a strong body to carry the additional weight of the baby, prepare a woman for the marathon that is labour and the demands of lifting and carrying a growing child are all best addressed by performing this type of exercise.
Sleep can: help you lose weight, improve how well exercise works, delay the ageing process, reduce inflammatory markers (helps us avoid pesky illnesses like colds), reduce chronic pain, heal you and make you feel happy and sane, not to mention what it does for your intelligence and productivity. And it's free!
A few days ago in an earthquake survivor's camp, I met Shreya, who is eight months' pregnant. She told me that the earthquake shook her so hard that her baby moved into the wrong position. Thankfully her baby has moved back now, but she worries that there will be complications when she gives birth.
Teenagers often live in the 'here and now' and rarely think about the long-term consequences of their actions - hitting 30 seems a lifetime away. Like so many things, the implications of what they eat and how active they are has not yet hit home.
My black pudding bonbons have become famous. They started off as a humble Glamorgan sausage (a Welsh vegetarian croquette made of leeks and cheese). Then I introduced my old friend, the mighty black pudding and experimented a lot before I perfected the recipe.
Every year, the lives of 453,000 children under the age of 5 are taken globally due to malaria, and that number is magnified when looking at Africa, where a child dies every minute because of the disease. These figures shed light on the scale of the issue, but they don't tell the whole story.