I have recently had a few prolonged bouts of insomnia of the 2-hours-sleep-a-night-if-you’re-lucky variety. Sometimes this means strict measures are required. Here are a few which I engage in this type of situation!
I also try ...
Healthy Life Centre is a spacious place of calm amidst the buzz of Bread Street in the City Centre. People often comment on feeling more relaxed just by coming through the door! I've been practicing Shiatsu from Heathly Life Centre for three years plus (as well as previously from the lovely bijou Edinburgh Shiatsu Clinic). If you haven't nurtured yourself in a while, book in for a Shiatsu special offer until the end of October 2015 - keep reading.
by Catriona Murray
Breath is important. In the last newsletter we touched on how important an awareness of breath is – especially when stressed – and how we can use “3 deep breaths” as a way to consciously calm, ground and center in moments of anxiety.
But we can use breath in so many other ways. It is the cornerstone of many health-giving practices, from yoga to Qi Gong, from singing to pilates.
Sometimes we can even just focus on breathing and forget the physical movement, and still feel a benefit …
Find out more on the Shiatsu Society website.
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu translates as ‘finger pressure’ and is based on traditional Japanese massage. Combining acupressure, massage, flowing movement and joint rotations helps to disperse tension, reduce pain, promote relaxation and healthy functioning of the body systems (circulation, breathing, digestion etc.). Shiatsu therapists are guided by their experience & knowledge of physiology and traditional Chinese medicine and apply pressure using fingers, thumbs, palms and elbows and combine it with other techniques.
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