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Tai Chi and Chi Gung Class in Leeds

April 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture, Other health topics, Pain

The lovely and talented Barney Bardsley is starting another sequence of lunchtime classes in Leeds City Centre on fridays. What a wonderful way of spending a lunchtime and setting ourselves up for the weekend!

 

BREATHING SPACE

Friday Classes 12.30 – 1.30pm, £5

Leeds Buddhist Centre

4th Floor, Leeds Bridge House,

Hunslet Road, LS10 1JN

Teacher: Barney Bardsley

[email protected]

07769 806236

These classes are run as a cycle of four, using the gentle breath and movement sequences of T’ai Chi/Chi Kung, and the principles of the Alexander Technique, to promote poise and equilibrium in body and mind. Suitable for all.

Come to as many – or as few – as you like. Pay on the day but PLEASE PRE-BOOK as places are limited.

  1. Clearing the Head, Friday 29 April, 12.30 – 1.30 pm. £5.
  2. Releasing the Back, Friday 13 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm. £5.
  3. Oiling the Joints, Friday 20 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm.£5.
  4. Return to the Centre, Friday 27 May, 12.30 – 1.30 pm £5.

‘the body becomes the flow, the stream of life and there is no separation between the workings of the body and the workings of the spirit’(Gerda Geddes)

FOR MORE INFO on my work visit:

www. barefootbarney.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/breathingspaceclasses

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Try Yoga To Improve Your Wellbeing

April 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture, Other therapies

As many of my patients know, I am a keen Yoga practitioner and cannot recommend Om Yoga in Farsley, Leeds highly enough. Hatha yoga is a great way to move our Qi and Blood. When our Qi flows freely, we are in a place of balance and stay well. Concentration on the breath also encourages us to stay in the moment, letting go of any troublesome thoughts and anxieties. The sense of deep relaxation I gain from the Yoga Niddra practiced at the end of my yoga session allows me to act for the rest of my day from a place of calm deep wellbeing.

Om are offering a chance to try a class on Saturday April 16th. Click here for more details.

 

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Time To Combat Hayfever

April 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Acupuncture

We have had our first patient this week complaining of hayfever starting with the early tree pollen. Whether you wish to manage your hayfever symptoms or to prevent them starting later on in the Spring-Summer, this is the time to think about getting some acupuncture.

We love treating hayfever as we often see fast results. When a patient leaves our clinic being able to breathe freely with clear eyes and head and knows that they don’t have to take antihistamines and other medications we know we have done a good job!

Expect to have a course of treatment, as the benefits build gradually. Everyone responds differently to acupuncture. Some people find after only one treatment their symptoms have significantly improved; others need up to 6 sessions to see a difference.

Give us a ring to see if we can help you get the most out of your Spring and Summer.

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Springtime Tai Chi

February 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture

The lovely and talented Barney Bardsley is running a series of 4 lunchtime classes in Leeds City Centre. The ‘breathing space’ will bring together Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Alexander Technique postures; gentle exercises to welcome in the Spring. The classes will run 12.30-1.30pm on friday 11th and 18th March and 8th and 15th April at the Leeds Buddhist Centre. £5 per session and you can drop into one but please let Barney know so she can plan the group size. For more details check out her website or call her on 07769 806236.

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Happy Chinese New Year – Welcome Fire Monkey

February 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Eastern culture

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

On 8th February we will be welcoming in the New Year and according to the Chinese Calendar it heralds the year of the Fire Monkey. Those born under the sign of Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004) are thought to be intelligent, hard-working, fast learners, curious, witty, ambitious and adventurous. However, their intelligence mixed with their love of mischief can make them naughty and they can be crafty opportunists.

It is considered to be not a lucky year for those who are Monkeys and advisable for them to eat more red apples and wear more green!

The general advice for us seems to be to ‘expect the unexpected’! This will be a year in which anything can happen. There is little point in fastidious planning as things will move fast. But Monkey energy can find unconventional ways to solve old problems and risk-taking can pay off. Be creative and innovative. Dare to dream! And dream big then put it into action with some effort.

It’s also a great year to give birth and to find love!

There are many traditions around the New Year. These include not cleaning your home with a brush at the start of the New Year as you will be brushing away good fortune. Likewise, don’t wash your hair as your good fortune will go down the drain. Don’t use scissors and try to placate crying children as the sound of the cries brings back luck to the whole family.

Leeds will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a  number of celebrations. Check out what’s on here.

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