A Beginners Guide to Meditation

When imagining meditation, we often think of a very stereotypical image but this is quite a common misconception. You don’t have to sit in a uncomfortable position for hours humming. Life today is stressful and hectic, meditation helps to calm and silence your mind and it provides a greater self- awareness.

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How to Beat the Bloat

We all know the feeling, we eat a delicious meal and within minutes we begin to expand rapidly like we’re ready to give birth to triplets which is made even more awkward when you get on the tube and someone offers you a seat. Stomach bloating has many causes and generally speaking causes a swelling and feeling of tightness and extreme fullness in the abdominal area.

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Which Type of Yoga is Best for you?

Yoga is thought to have originated over 4,000 years ago somewhere on the Indian continent. Over the years it’s developed into various different disciplines with teachers having different philosophies. With all the great health benefits – stress-relief, metabolism boosting toning, anti-ageing and immune boosting to name a few – it’s hardly surprising that so many of us are jumping on the yoga bandwagon.

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The Secrets about Sweat

We go to great lengths to try and avoid sweating but we’d actually be in big trouble if we didn’t sweat. Sweating doesn’t just occur in the gym but can happen, when you’re anxious, excited, on the tube or even during a particularly spicy curry. The average person has about 2.6 million sweat glands across his or her body. It is a mixture of water and salt and is also called perspiration.

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Top Tips for Managing Your Stress

There are times that stress gets on top of us and all we want to do and curl up in bed until the bills go away, your responsibilities stop being so demanding and all the problems in your life magically disappear. Although, a comfortable way to hide from your stress, it’s important to begin to manage this so that you can cope better.

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Sleep Problems? How to get a great night's sleep

Everyone wishes that the ‘siesta’ would become a compulsory afternoon activity in Britain but unfortunately we’re still waiting for this to happen. So, in the meantime, it’s very important to be concentrating on getting proper sleep when you go to bed of an evening. Read more


Yoga Pose of the Week #4

Beth Win takes us through your fourth yoga pose of the week.

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Yoga Pose of the Week #3: Ustransana or 'Camel Pose'

In the third of our ‘Yoga Pose of the Week’ series, Diego D’Aquino of InstructorLive shows us how to perform Ustrasana or ‘Camel Pose’ as it’s also known.

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How to Gain Body Confidence

It can be very difficult in today’s society to avoid comparing yourself to the images of the airbrushed celebrities that the mainstream media regularly promotes. Having confidence in your body affects the way you look and feel is important to your overall happiness. We’ve discovered some great ways to conquer confidence issues and ways to learn to love our reflection!

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Meet Dada Jyotirupananda: Self-Realisation through Meditation

We are firm believers in the power of meditation, as we have already expressed in this post. And who best to tell you more about this wonderful discipline than a meditation teacher himself? InstructorLive asked Dada Jyotirupanda what meditation and happiness mean to him and how they can be applied to anyone’s life.

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