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How to keep joints healthy

May 3, 2023

Are your joints sore? Is sitting down, getting up, walking up stairs a seesaw of stiffness and pain? When our joints are working we move with relative ease, mainly unaware of our every move. However when our joints are stiff or painful, it is another matter! Getting dressed can be exhausting and we tend to…

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Snowdrops in Queens Park Glasgow

Healthy habits for early Spring

March 15, 2023

How to navigate the choppy change from Winter to Spring is not easy. This article looks at what is happening energetically and helpful healthy habits for early Spring. Here in Glasgow, Scotland, the days are growing longer with lighter mornings and evenings. We can hear the birds in full morning chorus and the beautiful white…

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Healthy habits for Autumn: PART ONE

November 8, 2022

Healthy habits for Autumn Autumn in the season of the Metal element, characterised by the Lungs and Large Intestine meridians that run from the chest, along the arms down and back up, to the opposite side of the nose. The first of the Yin seasons, Autumn signals time to slow down and give ourselves breathing…

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Slow down in Late Summer & 3 reasons why

October 5, 2022

‘Slow down, you move too fast. You need to make the morning last’. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Simon & Garfunkel Late Summer can be a tricky season here in Glasgow, in the west of Scotland. The weather is all over the place: rain, sometimes torrential, sun, wind, frosty, dark mornings, grey…

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Early Summer & our connective tissue health

May 18, 2022

Early Summer is a short but very sweet season – 21 May – 20 June – where we focus on our connective tissue health in our practice. Associated with the secondary Fire element (summer is primary), our connective tissue is very much an emotionally governed web; we all have areas where we ‘store our stress’!…

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4 healthy habits to boost your Spring energy

May 3, 2022

Can’t make class this week? Want to bring the benefits of Spring practice into your day? Here are four simple Spring healthy habits you can do today to boost energy and help you feel brighter and lighter, Spring fresh! 1. Walk in nature Spring energy loves movement, especially first thing. Even if simply to walk…

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Cold busting home remedy – v.2

October 1, 2021

Super simple cold busting drink recipe In my post from 2017, I wrote about my recipe to bust colds. I still stand by my fiery adult ginger & garlic brew and kiddie friendly garlic lemonade, they are delicious ‘opera’ on an incredibly effective cold busting theme. Yet here we are at the cusp of Autumn…

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4 tips for self care in Late Summer

September 14, 2021

September-October is the time for nourishing self care Looking after our needs is vitally important. Making sure we are well rested, nourished and centred means we are strong for the colder months ahead. It also means we can offer compassion and empathy to others freely without tiring ourselves. So let’s focus on the key organs…

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Best Granola Ever Recipe

September 3, 2021

This family favourite is brings delicious nourishment into our breakfasts, the KEY meal in Late Summer. This is when our stomach acid is strongest so we digest the most nutrients from our food. When we eat well at breakfast (Qi), this in turns brings good mental focus (Yi). Try eating a good breakfast for 10…

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Late Summer

October 6, 2020

August 21 – October 20 We are working with the Stomach and Spleen meridians in our practice. These run down and up the front of the body respectively. In Late Summer, it’s all about grounding ourselves; nourishing and supporting ourselves, drawing the goodness of Summer inwards, so we can continue to be healthy and strong…

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