Fitness Martial Arts

Top 5 types of martial arts

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Remember when you were young and your friends took different types of martial arts krav maga, karate, taekwondo or kickboxing classes? Perhaps, you were a big Jackie Chan fan or watched lots of martial arts movies like Karate Kid (I mean, who could forget “wax on, wax off”!)? While I thrived in my world of dance, […]

Ayurveda Herbal Medicine Natural Medicine Nutrition

Ayurvedic diet & dosha types: a beginner’s guide

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Ayurveda is a 5000 year old system of traditional medicine with an emphasis on prevention and a focus on mind-body synergy to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. According to ayurvedic principles, each individual is born with a specific combination of three life energies called doshas. This combination of kapha, vata and pitta doshas determines your […]

Counselling Psychology

5 mental health myths debunked

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The stigma surrounding mental health is so widespread that it isn’t confined to any one particular mental illness. It impacts people suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, and a myriad of other mental health conditions equally. This negative perception of mental health disorders and people with mental illness affects our community gravely. In […]

Bikram Yoga Yoga

26 Bikram Yoga poses & benefits

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If you are thinking about taking yoga classes, you might want to consider Bikram Yoga. It is an offshoot of the traditional hatha style of yoga, which means it involves set  poses (asanas) performed slowly and held for varying amounts of time. Breathing exercises (pranayama) are also integral to hatha styles of yoga with the ultimate aim […]

Counselling Psychology

Mental illness is real: addressing the stigma

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When a friend or loved one is physically ill or injured, we don’t brand them ‘worthless’ or ‘incompetent’. We don’t tell them “there’s nothing wrong with you”, “it’s all in your head” or “you’re making it up”. Instead, we support them and don’t blink an eye at the thought of them seeing a doctor or specialist […]

Allied Health Osteopathy

Osteopathy offers hands-on, holistic help


As kids we drank glasses of milk because our parents said they strengthen our bones. But as adults we know that sometimes we need more than a calcium fix. This is where turning to an experienced osteopath may make all the difference. In fact, osteopathy is all about restoring balance to our bodies. As such, […]


Breathing exercises you need so you can breathe properly

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At first, I never really put much thought into breathing. In fact, when someone pointed out that I might not be inhaling and exhaling properly I was a little dismissive. But that comment helped me start thinking about how I breathe. Interestingly, the ultimate realisation that my body had adapted to a shallow, quick style […]

Lifestyle & Nutrition Pregnancy

Your pregnancy diet – what to eat, drink and avoid when pregnant


When my mum was pregnant with me she was told not to eat fish because her child would end up with webbed fingers! While there’s nothing wrong with my fingers, I am also pretty sure it wasn’t because she didn’t eat fish. Nowadays, navigating what fish you can eat or should avoid can be tricky, […]