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Breathing to Relax the Mind and Body

I would love you to take a moment and stop all that you are doing and pay full attention to your breathing… Is your breath shallow or deep? Does your stomach expand and contract? Do your shoulders stay still or rise up? Does your breath relax you? I ask these questions as breathing is one […]

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Mantra to Expand Your Heart

So last week we shared a video talking about the power of chanting, and how incorporating this practice into your wellness regime can offer so many rewards… This week, Claire would like to share with you one of her favourite mantras, and good news…it’s super simple to remember! This special mantra can help you to […]

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The Power of Chanting

“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe…” – Inayat Khan. Where do you stand on the chanting front? Are you happy to chant loud and proud in a yoga class…or does the thought of doing so make you ache with self-consciousness? Whatever your stance on this powerful tool, you […]

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Make that Quantum Jump

“We don’t have to wait to own that dream. Step into the life you really want now…” – Dr Claire Maguire. Visualisation is a powerful tool which we can utilise at any and every opportunity. It’s quite simple, it’s free and it requires no fancy equipment or appointments. Just you, your goals and some imaginative […]

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Meditation to Clear Past Emotions

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan. We’re constantly told to ‘live in the moment’, ‘be present’ and ‘stay mindful’. All of these are important things to remember, but knowing how to ‘remain present’ doesn’t make it any easier when past emotions or feeling surface. How often have you […]

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Escaping the Fear Factor…

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain. Fear is a tricky one. It’s a natural human response and it’s something that we all feel from time to time. Feeling fear has been essential in our evolution and ensuring our survival, protecting us from dangerous situations. But what […]

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The Art of Finding Bliss

“Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration.” – Robin Sharma. When we talk about losing control, what connotations does that conjure up? We’re willing to bet that they’re negative ones! Actually, the very art of allowing yourself to lose control and surrender is tricky business, especially in our conservative Western world. We’re taught […]

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Take a moment to heal yourself

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity…” – Hippocrates. We are all in the process of healing, in one way or another. For some, the source of the trauma is emotional, for others it’s physical. The pain might have been caused by yourself or another. It can be […]

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