Entries by Sarena

Better Sleep? Yes please!

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Some years ago, when I was extremely ill with ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), my sleep was pretty non-existent. With a nervous system stuck on “hypervigilant”, and an immune system way below par, I would crawl into bed at night and pray for sleep…at most I probably got around 2 hours a night, for months on […]

The Not So Jolly Holidays? Part 2

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When we don’t want to feel what we feel, or be where we are, or do what we’re doing – we resist what is. And when we resist what is – it persists. But we can take some simple steps to take us from where we are – to a little closer to where we’d […]

The Not So Jolly Holidays…

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10 Ideas for those who are struggling… So many social media posts and magazine articles highlight how difficult this time of year can be; loneliness, money worries, family arguments, marital breakdown, grieving, lack of sunlight/SAD syndrome, depression… This is for you if you’re struggling.  As someone who has found Christmas difficult at times, I know […]

The Octave of Consciousness – Healing Sound & Movement

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Firstly, I would like to thank and honour my teachers, Chloe Goodchild of the Naked Voice (www.nakedvoice.com) and Masashi Minagawa, Shintaido Master, for this combined teaching.  It is much loved by literally thousands – and a joy to share! Sa – Re – Ga – Ma – Pa – Dha – Ni- Sa These Seven […]

Want to boost your bounce?

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With so much juggling going on in our lives – family, work, relationships, getting from A to B, health issues, fitting in fitness care, worrying about the children, relationships, the state of the world…- is it any wonder that we lose our bounce?  That we feel tired all the time or slowly realise that the […]

The Great Gayatri Mantra – the essence of all mantras

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Among all the millions of mantras written down and stored in far eastern archives, the Gayatri mantra is universally considered the essence of all mantras. The Sanskrit sounds contain the essential vibration of the upper luminous spheres of light, and all spiritual powers and potencies are within.  Beautiful words – but what does that mean […]

BIJA CHANTS – A Simple – yet profound – chanting practice

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Bija (Seed) Sounds These amazing single syllable sounds are ancient, having been chanted for thousands of years by literally millions of people.  Known as “Bija” in Sanskrit this translates as “Seed” Syllables. There are many Bija sounds, but the ones I’m sharing here relate to the main chakras (energy centres) within the body. Bijas are […]

In Honour of “Bear Spirit” that heals…

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  “With knees softened, and feet hip width apart, I can feel the earth, firm and cool, beneath me. Hands, in gently closed fists, rest as directed at my naval. Behind me, my workshop partner Nicki stands close, hands cupped around my ears. The rhythmic drumming echoes around the meadow, bringing ancient traditions into the […]