All posts filed under: Mind and Body

Amatsu Awareness Month

East-Dulwich based Amatsu practitioner, Lorna Clansey, will be taking part in Amatsu Awareness month in April by offering new clients the opportunity to experience the treatment at a discounted rate. Lorna specialises in working with clients who are suffering from pain or rehabilitating from an injury, particularly those who have tried several other approaches before. Amatsu is a gentle and highly effective physical therapy originating in Japan that does not involve any cracks or crunches and can be given through clothing, so is suitable for almost anyone. Get details of the special offer here or follow the conversation at #AmatsuAwareness2019 and read case studies of satisfied clients throughout the country on #AmatsuHelpedMe Follow @lorna.clansey on Instagram and visit her Facebook page 

The Importance of Putting Yourself First

I was listening to an interview with Vishen Lakhiani, the CEO of Mindvalley. They do seminars, a month-long retreat in various parts of Europe, and they have a university. Mindvalley is a large company and has grown from acorns, when Vishen had little money. In the interview, he spoke about how he always puts himself first. Before his business, before his career aspirations. He prioritises his exercise sessions, his meditation, his self-care above anything else. He doesn’t have meetings until he’s finished his meditation and he never skips a gym workout for work or business. I find that really interesting – I would call these non-negotiables, and for me, spin once a week, personal training twice a week, a daily meditation, are some of my non-negotiables, and I will not allow anything, no matter what’s going on in this business, to supersede those priorities. As a result, I’m energised, I’m fit, I’m looking good – because that is important in this industry, and more importantly to me is that I’m feeling amazing. And that’s because …

What is your health worth?

This question comes up a lot, because we put a value against everything that we do, and some of the values that we put against health are not as important as they should be, or we don’t take it as seriously as we should. It’s very easy to get caught up in the here and now, and think, “Well, I’m okay for now. I don’t need to think too much about the future. The way I’m living my life now is okay, I’m managing.” Or, maybe you’re just firefighting all the time – you haven’t got the energy to put into health. My belief is that we’re sacrificing or selling off our future for the convenience of today, and you can apply that to anything in life, but particularly health. Is the way you’re living now selling off your future? One of our key beliefs here at Bodyshot is that health span is more important than lifespan. What I mean by that is, it’s really important to live a long, healthy, energised, and vital life …

Hotpod Yoga arrives in Dulwich

Europe’s largest yoga company is celebrating the launch of two new London locations. Fresh out of the relentless indulgence of the festive period, the first month of the year is renowned for being a little depressing. From the cold weather, to being back at work with no payday in sight (not to mention the endless hangover after a month spent mainlining gin and mince pies), it’s no wonder that most of us want to spend the month hiding in bed until it’s all over. Step forward Hotpod Yoga – an otherworldly purple heated cocoon of glowing lights, heady aromas and enveloping soundscapes – taking you a million miles away from the grey streets of London. This is yoga reinvented. Breathe deeper. Stretch further. Sweat harder. Melt into it. To understand it you’ve got to experience it. Heated to a blissful 37 degree temperature (warm enough to banish the chills, not so hot that you can’t bear to move), it’s designed to be a physical escape, the next best thing to sneaking back under the duvet …

Health Matters: Why do we resist change?

The New Year tends to be a time that we think about making positive changes, whether it be creating new habits or making healthier choices. Often though, we consciously may want to make these changes permanent but they tend to be short-lived. The subject of change and how we resist it is an interesting one. The nature of evolution relies on change. Life is full of cycles and natural transitions; the change of the seasons, the changes our bodies go through as we grow and get older. And with the advances of technology and science we’re constantly moving and changing with the times and what’s new and innovative. But if change is so natural and inevitable then why does it often feel so unsettling and uncomfortable? There are a couple of reasons that our brains don’t like change; We are creatures of habit and learning something new takes a lot more effort than just following the same habits or actions that we’re used to. To change the way we do something, at the beginning our …