Mindfulness Improves Quality Of Life

Apr 27 2015 0 Comments April 2015 pinned

Where do you find mindfulness? WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? Mindfulness has been around for centuries but it is only in recent times that the Western world has taken note of it. Mindfulness is the art of being in the present, not letting thoughts of the past or the future cloud the joy of being in the now.  It helps you to rid yourself of negative thoughts before they take control of your life.  Through the art of meditation and deep breathing you are taught to be in control of your thoughts and your reactions to them.  You begin to take note of...

Yoga – History, Branches And Health Benefits

Apr 14 2015 0 Comments April 2015 pinned

  Yoga is an ancient practice which unifies mind, body and spirit. The word yoga literally means ‘yoke’ or ‘join’ and derives from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit.   One of the joys of yoga is that everyone can start it, no matter what their age or their state of health or state of mind.  In this fast paced world, we are always in a rush and stressed to a certain degree and yoga allows us to centre ourselves, giving us a feeling of vitality, calm and well being. Long time yoga teacher and author, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, says “Yoga promises –...

Running, Cycling, Rowing, Hiking – All Can Be Enjoyed By Blind Or Partially Sighted People

Mar 31 2015 0 Comments March 2015

Image credit: Flickr user Jiri Cech CYCLING Visually impaired or blind cyclists are enjoying cycling in many parts of the world through riding stoker on a tandem.  Stokers sit at the back of the bike and they greatly increase the speed of the tandem and are considered the power behind the throne.  The captain is the sighted guy at the front who is responsible for the steering, gears and brakes.  Until the stoker and the captain get used to each other’s riding styles, the captain will give a running commentary on the scenery, bends, holes in the road and the general...

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