What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India 5000 years ago, but which has evolved over the millenia as it spread throughout the world.  Today, most yoga traditions involve a combination of physical movements, meditation and breathing practices that improve health and wellbeing.  A regular yoga practice has been shown to […]

Mindfulness and meditation

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, observing things how they are, in a non-judgemental way. Its very easy to be constantly caught up in our thoughts, thinking about past events or planning for the future, and when we do this, we forget to notice and appreciate what we have right […]

Breath – Body – Mind

Breath-Body-Mind is an evidence-based therapeutic practice developed by Dr. Richard Brown, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry Columbia University, and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry New York Medical College. Breath-Body-Mind combines gentle movements with voluntarily regulated breathing practices which have been scientifically shown to help alleviate a wide range of physical […]

Qigong Tai Chi

Qigong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed by the Chinese and throughout Asia as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced approximately as “chi”), […]