Tai Chi exercise

We know that Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that combines movement and relaxation, which is good for both the body and mind.

Tai Chi, knowing as “meditation in motion” is made up of a series of graceful movements that slowly transition smoothly into the next. It combines slow, deliberate movements and incorporates …

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18 Mar, 2019

Kickboxing

Whether you’re looking to increase your confidence, your strength or co-ordination, or you’re looking for a cardio workout, kickboxing is for you.

You’ll find kickboxing classes focus on everything from elements of dance, to self-defence, cardio conditioning and martial arts. Deciding which kind of class to attend is the first step in preparing long term …

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23 Jan, 2019

Benefits of Hiking

Walking is good for us and it’s a good mood motivator. Hiking, is essentially a long walk in the countryside.

Walking for long periods outdoors has many benefits and offers much more that nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. Hiking is really good for us, too. While hiking is a powerful cardio …

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22 Dec, 2018

Stretching & Balancing

Stretching and balancing exercises are good because they help keep our joints flexible, prevent stiffness and may help reduce our chance of injury during other activities.

Gentle stretching for 5 to 10 minutes, also helps your body warm up and get ready for aerobic activities such as walking or swimming, but some people find it easier to stretch after their activity ends …

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20 Nov, 2018

Holistic benefits of exercise

Improving physical health and the physical benefits of fighting disease through exercise have long been established. Doctors have always encouraged us to stay physically active. Exercise is important for maintaining mental and emotional wellbeing. It reduces fatigue and stress and can improve concentration and us being alert.

Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, improve sleep, elevate mood and improve self-esteem. About five minutes of aerobic …

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26 Oct, 2018

Balance Board exercises

Rocker and wobble balance boards have been used for decades to improve balance, coordination and postural control. I remember having to do this exercise at the Athletic Institute to help me with my balance and co-ordination. It brings back memories.

Wobble board exercises replicate what happens to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the feet, ankle and lower legs during running, and as a result build them up for the stresses that they …

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19 Jul, 2018

Karma yoga

Karma yoga is one of the main paths of yoga that any practitioner can follow. It is described in the Hindu sacred text, as the Bhagavad Gita. Practising karma yoga is the most effective way to develop spiritually. The name comes from the Sanskrit term meaning ‘deed’ or ‘action.’ It is the path of action or selfless service towards others. Karma yoga is an ancient concept.

The spiritual path allows us to pay attention, rather than look for attention. We get to perform our actions without any intention or expectations, seeing life from a broader perspective. Karma yoga takes us closer to …

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20 Jun, 2018
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