The Yoga Series: Exploring Opposites

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Yoga is a spiritual discipline, a union of the body with the mind and the quietening of the mind. I like Tara Fraser’s definition ‘Yoga treats the whole of you as one interconnected mechanism and therefore prescribes exercises for your eyes, your mental focus, your breathing systems and your emotional […]

Yoga with Kids in Edinburgh

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Parents often say to me that they really want their child to do yoga. My classes in Edinburgh concentrate on children with anxiety and insomnia aged 9-11. Other classes I know about are run by Tatty Bumpkins, at the Sacred Heart Centre and the Shanti Collective. However sometimes fitting in […]

Parenting: Mindfulness in Children

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Yes, children can practice Mindfulness. Firstly let me describe the differences between mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness is being completely present in that moment. Often we are doing something but not actually focusing on the task or action. How many times  has your child asked you something and you have answered […]

Review: Arabian Nights

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The Lyceum is a magical theatre. The red plush seats, the traditional fireplace as you walk up from the entrance and the most beautiful ornate celling in the auditorium make it mesmerising. There is also something really special about going to the theatre in the festive season. For me and […]

Have you discovered Black Ivy?

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​The latest addition to Bruntsfield’s swathe of eatery choices is Black Ivy. Formerly known as The Links Hotel, Billy Lowe has transformed the neighbourhood bar and hotel into a pocket of glamour for guests and local residents. I popped in and had a nose around and I was pleasantly suprised. […]