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11th January 2019

Finding the Right Yoga for You!

Yoga…sometimes this term can strike fear into a beginner’s mind but don’t worry – Today on the blog we decode the some of the most popular yoga styles to help you decide which one suits you best! Many yogi masters note that yoga is the practice of intention. But what does that mean? Your intention or reason for practicing yoga is unique to YOU! It can be anything from wanting to become more mindful to relieving pain, yoga is a unique form of exercise. We explain 5 yoga styles below… Hatha Yoga Rather than being a style of yoga, Hatha is a general term that encompasses any of the physical styles of yoga. These classes are often a great place to start yoga as they provide an introduction to the basic poses in a relaxed setting. The word Hatha is the Sanskrit word for ‘Forceful’. The Sanskrit word Ha translates to ‘sun’ and […]
29th September 2018

Top Tips for Mindfulness at Work

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. See our top tips below for practicing mindfulness at work. Start the day right Though getting up a little earlier isn’t ideal for those of us who love a lie in, getting a few minutes of quiet and calm before the day launches ahead is one of the best ways to start your morning. Handy apps such as Headspace, Calm or Aura provide timed tutorials which allow you to be quiet and still.   Unclutter your workstation If you have a messy workspace it promotes distraction, stress and has the potential to create a negative state of mind. Simply making your workstation a tidier, more organised space will help you be more mindful, focused and efficient. A […]
18th March 2018

Our Favourite Wellness Guides of 2018

Whether you are sick of scrolling your phone, want to get motivated or feel happier, here are our top picks of wellness guides in 2018. These picks offer realistic advice on how to live a healthier life! The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson Blogger, entrepreneur and author Mark Manson’s generation-defining self-help guide is the self-help book for people who hate self-help. Manson’s no-nonsense approach tells readers how they can truly become better, happier people by stopping trying to be ‘positive’ 24/7. Though that may sound counter-intuitive, the 2 million copies sold in its first year alone tell a different story. This book is about learning how to give a f*ck about the few things that truly matter in life. Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven Based on Admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech for the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin, former US […]
29th November 2018

Tips to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mental Health Ireland defines ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ or ‘SAD’ as a form of depression that is estimated to affect approximately one in fifteen people between September and April. Experts contend that SAD is caused by seasonal changes which disrupt the circadian rhythm: the 24-hour clock that regulates how we function during sleeping and waking hours, causing us to feel energized and alert sometimes and drowsy at other times. With the depths of winter settling in, we provide some tips to combat SAD. Light Therapy These specially designed lights can be bought which are designed to mimic outdoor light. These help improve mood and ease other symptoms of the ‘winter blues’.  Experts recommend that you buy a lightbox which is a minimum of 10,000 lux and use it for 30 minutes every morning. You’ll also want to make sure the light filters out UV rays, which can be harmful to your eyes! Aromatherapy Aromatherapy involves therapeutic […]