Relaxation Techniques

Feeling Supercharged Around The Supermoon? - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

Around supermoons people report more of a feeling of wakefulness, a feeling of being 'supercharged'. The full moon has a reputation for knocking people off balance, stirring emotions leading to 'lunatic' behaviour.

The Guilt Of Rest

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

Too often, our culture assigns self-worth with productivity. We feel that time could be spent on something more worthwhile. When we are not working, we fill our time catching up on "life", doing that load of laundry, cleaning piled dishes, catching up on personal paperwork, checking emails and generally thinking about the gazillion errands that need to be run!

Just Relax: Five Alternative Ways to Combat Daily Stress

Tayana Simons | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Most of us have been affected by stress at some point in our lives. Whether caused by our jobs, our relationships, or just the daily toll of our busy lives, stress is not something that should ever be ignored.

What's the Difference Between Meditation, Self-Hypnosis and Relaxation?

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Conversations I have had in the past about the difference between relaxation, self-hypnosis and meditation have always been slightly perplexing. As the universal benefits of all three: reduction in stress, anxiety and low blood pressure were all cited as the reasons pregnant women should choose one discipline over another.

Feeling Stressed? Then Find a Hobby and Learn to Relax

Diana Moran | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Living as I do at the side of a river and with many beautiful lakes in the area I have no shortage of inspiration. Painting in oils is my preferred medium although I must admit oil painting can get a bit messy at times! I often work as a motivational speaker aboard cruise ships enabling me to travel the world, but always carry a sketchpad and paints in my luggage.

Good Night, Sleep Tight: Finding a Good Night's Sleep

Luke Morris | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Morris

The oft-repeated saying that we spend a third of our lives asleep is largely true. Sleep helps us recover our energy; it regulates our hormones, allows our body to grow and repair, strengthens our immune system, improves our mental health and, perhaps most ironically for those struggling to sleep, reduces our anxiety.

How To Remain Calm When You're Stressed, Anxious Or Worried

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the second extract from the This Book Will Make You... series as part of our Say No To January campaign, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you h...

Here's A Quick and Easy Tool to De-Stress Any Time!

Liberty Forrest | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I'm sure you know what it is to feel stressed. Rushing here and there, having too much work, not enough sleep, too many responsibilities, no time to just chill and enjoy life. Seems all of us are in that same boat, right? Wrong.

How to Cope When the Wheels Come Off

Liberty Forrest | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What do you do when Life throws too much at you all at once? Do the wheels come off and land you in the ditch? Do you smash head first into a tree? Or even worse, into oncoming traffic, taking out a few other people in the process?

Carer's Week 2013: Stress Reduction for Those "Prepared to Care"

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Caring doesn't sound like it should be one of those in-tray items. But when we become 'carers' and the demands are persistent, even relentless, then the challenges mount.

How and to Meditate and Find Inner Peace - An Easy Beginner's Guide

Alice Grist | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Meditation is one of my favourite things. For a long time I felt I were doing a necessary service. But now it has me in it's gentle grip and I cannot get enough! Meditation can be taken as a small soulful snack or if you love it, then it can be an everyday pursuit. Meditation is about striving to find a still tranquil point inside your own mind and soul.