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DW Pardasani

Allied Health Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for your physical wellbeing

benefits of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is often associated with sports medicine or the alleviation of pain. While this assumption is correct, there are SO many other reasons people consult physiotherapists. For example, your grandma may have limited mobility or a friend may need rehabilitation after surgery. Similarly, some physiotherapists can assist people with cardiorespiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic […]

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Fitness Martial Arts

Top 5 types of martial arts

types of martial arts

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, […]

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Ayurveda Herbal Medicine Natural Medicine Nutrition

Ayurvedic diet & dosha types: a beginner’s guide

ayurvedic diet

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 […]

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Counselling Psychology

5 mental health myths debunked

mental health myth

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 […]

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Bikram Yoga Yoga

26 Bikram Yoga poses & benefits

Bikram Yoga

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 […]

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Counselling Psychology

Mental illness is real: addressing the stigma

mental illness

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 […]

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Meditation

Breathing exercises you need so you can breathe properly

breathing exercises

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 […]

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Naturopathy

Treating dis-ease & disease with naturopathy

naturopathy

Naturopathy is a non-symptomatic practice like ayurveda. As such, patients consult naturopaths in a preventative capacity. This may seem counter-intuitive, especially as we’re conditioned to seek out healthcare when we’re sick. But if you stop to think about it, it makes complete sense! Why would you want to present with symptoms at all or be sick? […]

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda: harmony maintained & restored

ayurveda

Ayurveda is a system of natural medicine originating in India over 5000 years ago. Roughly translating to the ‘science of life’, Ayurveda seeks to maintain balance between the mind and body. When stress, diet and environment disturb this balance, Ayurvedic practitioners work to restore inner harmony. As a non-symptomatic form of medicine, you don’t have […]

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