The simple joy of candles Helen Richardson, Founder of Haven Melts discusses the origins of candles and how they can bring joy and delight, particularly during the pandemic. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha… Continue Reading
This week’s guest blog is from Lisa Kelly, founder of MyApp.ie who has both personal and professional experience with the wellness industry. She will share insights into a new way to connect with your clients online. Connecting with your customer is important for any business but none more so for those of us involved in… Continue Reading
Many articles you read about yoga and meditation in these current COVID times talk about using these practices to gain a deeper connection with yourself. To some, this is good news, to others not so much. The world is a noisy place right now – conspiracy theories about COVID, movement restrictions, lockdowns, political and social… Continue Reading
In the last of our self-care for September series, we invited Clair Carter* from ClairMoves to share her top tips with our community. Here are some practices that have been a steady constant in my life – some for many years; some are new additions over the past few months. Each one helps me… Continue Reading
We reached out to our community to ask them to share how they practise self-care and self-love, particularly during COVID. Our first guest blog comes from Ines* Arteaga from The Wild Essence yoga company. Our society is all about bills, income, work and personal finance. It is so easy to become involved in… Continue Reading
The terms mindfulness and meditation are often used jointly in discourse and media articles these days. To the newcomer, they seem to mean roughly the same thing. In practice, both disciplines can dovetail into each other and even overlap. So how do you tell them apart and practice effectively? Mindfulness is the practice of focussing… Continue Reading
When we purposefully focus our attention on a specific thing, our mind gradually quietens. Mindfully gazing at a single object of focus has been a practice in Buddhist and Yoga traditions for thousands of years. If you are practising a single point of focus for the first time, you may find yourself easily distracted and… Continue Reading
We continue to live in uncertain times, with many elements of it, still not within our control as we emerge from Covid lock-down. Normally the stress hormones – adrenalin and cortisol – keep us safe from danger in daily life, of late this cocktail of hormones, has had us on higher alert, as we deal… Continue Reading
If we look back to one year ago, we could hardly have conceived that so much of our lives would be lived or experienced through webcam services. Taking yoga as an example, most of the students and teachers I know, myself included, enjoyed great one-to-one relationships with our teachers. Since Covid hit, on-demand and live… Continue Reading
We were delighted to have our blog featured in the Women’s Inspire Network recently. Read the full piece here.
We were delighted to feature in the Irish Country Magazine Chair Yoga article. Check it out here and enjoy our 10 minute Chair Yoga video.
The initial shock of the Covid pandemic has passed and the lock-down has been in place for a while now. At first, the human part of me rebelled heavily against the idea of being housebound and having my personal freedoms curtailed, yet common sense and fear of contagion prevailed and won over. Thankfully my own… Continue Reading