Pranayama is the “Science of Breath”, the control of the vital force (prana) in the air we breath. Pranayama consists of slow, regulated deep breathing, which helps to calm the mind, balance the emotions and reduce stress and anxiety.Read More
What happens when you hear that phone ping? Do you immediately grab it? Do you immediately need to know if someone sent you an SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, FB Message, tweet, email, or if it was a breaking news alert?
I just read about the latest research on our phone usage which is now four times higher than it was 10 years ago.Read More
How much time do you actually spend on yourself? How often do you notice a sunrise or a sunset, or birds chirping away in your garden? We rush from A to B in both of our professional and personal lives, always afraid about missing out on something important. But by doing this we are missing out on the most important thing – “me time”. Sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses. Stop and be aware of the moment. Become aware of your surroundings. Get out of your office or home and connect with nature.Read More
Everyone breathes. Breathing is the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs. Once blood has been oxygenated in the lungs it travels back to the heart and is then pumped around the body. The blood delivers its oxygen and collects the carbon dioxide, carrying it back to the lungs where it will be exhaled again. The air we breathe in contains approximately 21% oxygen and 0.04% carbon dioxide, whereas air that leaves the body contains approximately 15% oxygen and 4% carbon dioxide. Thus, the air we exhale contains 100 times more carbon dioxide and 6% less oxygen than the air we inhale. (Source: Anatomy & Physiology, Edition 5, Louise Tucker)Read More