Change – Viv come’s out

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Change for the better Its now Autumn and the winter season is looming with the clocks turning back. After a busy year at the retreat it’s been a time for reflection and that is just what I’m doing as I write this. 2016 has been a year of change for me personally and now as […]

Keeping the body engine running smoothly

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Body Engine – If you are suffering from aches pains or recovering from injury it’s important to keep moving, even when you don’t feel like it. The body is designed for movement. I have always benefitted from exercise, especially at low health points in my life. If you are not in good health, or suffering from […]

Yoga & Pilates. What´s the difference?

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Yoga & Pilates. What´s the difference?   Yoga & pilates, People often ask what is the difference?  in fact Joseph Pilates took some Yoga postures and adapted them into the Pilates repertoire. What’s important is the huge benefits of both and how they can complement each other. Pilates helps to strengthen the core and the […]

Yoga Letting Go -Managing the discomfort in change

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Yoga Letting Go   Yoga Letting go, why is change so hard? Have you ever found yourself clinging to a relationship or a job, or felt disappointment or despair when your dreams and expectations didn’t pan out the way you imagined? What is it that prevents us from letting go? Is it safety in what […]

Autumn Changes

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  Autumn has arrived here at Tara Casa, its not like Autumn in the UK, its bright, sunny, warm even hot in the daytime and  a cosy log fire at night. The main change in the garden once autumn comes is the burst of energy from the plants. After endurung the hot summer, the cooler temperatures bring […]

Yoga energy explore your body

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Yoga energy: How is your energy today? Yoga energy, are you feeling tired or are you alive and bouncing? In the west we tend to think of our own energy in this rather simple and limited way. While yoga and other eastern traditions have a more expansive understanding of energy flow. While we also have […]

Retreat Freedom at Tara Casa

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Retreat, A day in the life at Tara Casa ‘Retreat Freedom, just for a day’, that was what one of our lovely guests here for a relaxation day with her friend, had exclaimed upon arriving. The visitor and her friend just wanted a day together to relax, chat and get away from the normal every day things […]

What’s in my delicious healthy smoothie today?

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Melon contains Vitamin A, B and C as well as containing protein, calcium and phosphorus. It has anti-cancer properties, maintains firmness of the skin, and contains an anti-coagulant called adenosine, so can be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease. Melon also aids in kidney disease, eczema and can relieve heartburn. Apples can have a […]

Meditation or relaxation = Inspiration

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Learning techniques to relax or meditate takes time and patience and one should drop all expectations before trying it and just go with the flow, we are all different in how we respond My personal experience of meditation and relaxation started eleven years ago when recovering from breast cancer treatment and I have to say it was […]

Deal with stress and depression

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Deal with stress and depression   Deal with stress and depression. Everyone at some stage in their lives will go through a period of stress and/or depression. It might be due to a life event, or overwork, or for no obvious reason. Most will work through it but some struggle to cope with this low […]