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Yoga: boost your emotional health

Posted January 16th 2013, by Perri Lewis

Bo Forbes, founder and director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, explains why emotional health comes from keeping calm and preventing anxiety. The most important aspect of emotional health is that we learn to be present with our emotions: to feel them fully, and then let go and return to centre. Whether you tend […]

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Detox Diary: Day 10

Posted January 4th 2013, by Psychologies

By Amerley Ollennu I haven’t talked weight loss yet because I wanted to diarise my experience without focusing on the pounds. So often I hear people say, ‘I’m detoxing because I’ve put on a bit’, myself included – but that’s not what detoxes should be about. Weight loss is a convenient by-product of detoxing, but […]

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Detox diary: Days 6-8

Posted January 2nd 2013, by Psychologies

By Amerley Ollennu I’m writing this from my desk at work on my first day back after the New Year and although I don’t want to speak too soon, I’m surprised. I’m astonished that I managed to jump out of bed this morning after almost two weeks of sleeping in. Especially since I’m usually not […]

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Detox Diary: Days 3-5

Posted December 31st 2012

By Amerley Ollennu This is proving to be a bit of an adjustment for me, since I hate to cook.  Detoxes are all about fresh raw ingredients, you can’t just bung something in the microwave (which of course is not healthy at all), and I’m finding myself spending unprecedented amounts of time in the kitchen. […]

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Detox diary: Days 1-2

Posted December 28th 2012

By Amerley Ollennu After almost a month of Christmas parties, dinners and drinks, I’m well and truly stuffed. Like so many people I’ve spoken to, I’m feeling sluggish, bloated and my skin has borne the brunt of my overindulgence. So, when I woke up on the 26th it was with a sense of excitement that […]

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To detox, or not to detox?

Posted December 27th 2012, by Psychologies

In recent years, ‘detox’ seems to have become a byword for atonement of excess eating and drinking. However, detoxing doesn’t seem to be just a fad. All complementary health systems advocate some sort of detox – from giving up certain foods to even fasting. So in the January issue of Psychologies, Lorna V, set out […]

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