Health & Wellbeing

5 Poses for Open Hips!

Lets Talk Tight Hips!

Hips for many of us are a constant source of ahhhh! It is one of the tightest areas of the body, and those of you who cycle or run and then sit at your desk… will feel very tight here!! Open hips are possible and here are some poses to help! Tight hips are often a source of lower back pain, and can have a big impact on how comfortable we feel in our body. I am constantly working to stretch out this area especially at the moment as the weather starts to turn. So here are my top 5 ‘go too’ yoga poses to open the hips, create space and release tension in this tight area. Little note, these are hips openers, keep the sensation in the hips, and awareness of your knees. If anything doesn’t feel good in these poses ease yourself out and try a different pose! (more…)

By Robyn McLaren, ago
Health & Wellbeing

MoreStillness: Journey to Meditation

Why meditate?

Meditation is a powerful tool that helps us to feel more comfortable in ourselves, more calm, more in control and at peace. And yet many of us struggle to build a regular practice or find a technique that enables us to sit in stillness. As we rush around our busy days, constantly bombarded, it’s sometimes hard to think we have time to just sit and do nothing. Yet this always on, high intensity culture is causing tens of thousands of us each year to report increased levels of stress, fatigue, burnout, and an inability to slow down.

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By Robyn McLaren, ago