Health and Wellbeing Blog

health and wellbeing

The inspiration for our wellness programme is the connection between mind and body. We base our health and wellbeing practice on mindful movement and body awareness. The mind affects the body and the body influences mindset. The Movement In Mind team brings together years of experience in embodied practice. We offer therapeutic methods from integrative and traditional perspectives for mental and physical wellbeing.

Autumn – letting go

Autumn – letting go

Autumn is the season for letting go. In Chinese medicine theory, Autumn is under the influence of the Metal element....
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Tai Chi and Qi Gong – body awareness and mindfulness in motion.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong – body awareness and mindfulness in motion.

Body awareness and mindfulness have received a lot of attention in recent years. Research has shown there are important benefits...
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Health Conditions that benefit from Tai Chi

Studies show there are many health conditions that Tai Chi can improve. We often describe Tai chi as "meditation in...
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Tai Chi and Memory

Tai Chi and Memory

The combination of Tai Chi movements and breathing is an obvious choice to maintain physical health. That is to say...
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Early Summer – joy

Early Summer – joy

The Qi Gong season of summer begins in early May. The season is associated with the element of Fire. The...
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Forgotten pioneers of Tai Chi in the West

Forgotten pioneers of Tai Chi in the West

Pioneers of Tai Chi
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Late Summer – grounding

Late Summer – grounding

Late Summer is the season of grounding. One of the lovely things about our Studio in the Sticks is that...
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Winter – self care

Winter – self care

In Qi Gong thinking, Winter is associated with the element of water and the kidney organ meridian.  The cold dark...
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Spring – renewal

Spring – renewal

In Qi Gong theory, Spring is associated with the Wood element. That is to say it is the season of...
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Tai Chi therapy with Movement In Mind

Tai Chi therapy with Movement In Mind

Why does a Psychotherapist teach Tai Chi? Movement In Mind is a wellbeing practice. Our lead practitioner, Shirley, is a...
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A Gentle Way To Fight Stress

A Gentle Way To Fight Stress

If you are looking for a gentle way to fight stress, consider Tai Chi or Qi Gong. The slow, rhythmic...
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Tai Chi and Arthritis

Tai Chi and Arthritis

Many experts recommend Tai Chi for osteoarthritis of the hip, hand, and knee. Studies show that the practice can improve mobility in the ankles,...
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Peaceful Mind, Healthy Body

Peaceful Mind, Healthy Body

The connection between our mind and our body is important to both our mental and physical health. We all have...
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Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi has many health benefits for mind and body. As part of a healthy lifestyle it is an accessible,...
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Tai Chi and Diabetes

Tai Chi and Diabetes

Diet and exercise are the cornerstones of diabetes management. In other words, people with diabetes who exercise regularly have better...
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Healthy Exercise

Healthy Exercise

The benefits of healthy exercise - gentle and therapeutic movement for health enhancement - are well documented. There is a...
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Falls prevention and Tai Chi

Falls prevention and Tai Chi

Tai Chi has health benefits for everyone, but it has particular significance for some conditions. For example, research shows that...
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Tai Chi and Parkinson’s

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease of the nervous system. Its characteristics are tremor, rigid muscles, slow, imprecise movement, and postural...
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Tai Chi and Sciatica

Tai Chi and Sciatica

Most people have heard of sciatica, even if they haven’t experienced it. In fact, approximately 40% of adults in the...
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The joy of moving freely

The joy of moving freely

‘Embodiment’, like ‘mindfulness’, is an overused word these days. However, both principles are fundamental to movement therapy practice.  To clarify,...
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