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Should You Meditate?

I’ve been practising meditation daily for two years this month. Quite simply it’s been a game charger. The annoying part about meditation is the dogma that is attached to it. I can understand why a lot of you may not feel it is right for you. Maybe you think that it isn’t right for you because you…

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Everything You Need To Know About A 10 day Vipassana Retreat

I attended my second 10-day Vipassana retreat at the beginning of October. It was exactly one year since my first one and thought it would be a good idea to share what it was like. I have found both courses challenging but so rewarding and feel they improved my meditation practice ten fold. Over the…

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How I Gained 12lbs in 6 weeks

I completed a 6 week bulking program back in May of this year. I followed Dan John’s “Mass made simple” weight training program. It was the most difficult program I have ever done but the program in which I made the biggest gains, both in body weight and strength. I only did 14 session during…

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Strength Training Tips for Beginners

This is for those of you who have never trained before or have just started in the gym. I’m writing this as a guide to what I wish I knew when I first started training. Joining a gym can be a daunting prospect. I remember when I first started training at my university gym. Everybody…

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How to do a headstand

The headstand (Sirasasana in Sanskrit) is definitely my favourite yoga posture to practice. After getting over the initial fear of being inverted it becomes a fun posture to practice. I find it very helpful on them days when I’m feeling sluggish. I perform the movement for 30-60 seconds and the increase in blood flow to…

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Sleep: the forgotten performance enhancer.

I’m sure we’ve all heard new products stating that they are the next big thing for weight loss, performance, productivity and recovery. Unfortunately the vast majorities are marketing sales pitches and empty promises. What if I told you there was a “product” out there that, reduces stress, increases creativity, improves stamina, enhances libido, fights off…

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Are you hurting yourself in the gym?

  If you have to go court you get a solicitor, if you hurt your back you go to a physio, if have a problem with your sink you get a plumber. But, when it comes to exercise you look after it.  Why is this the case? Why do people think that with absolutely no…

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Meditation for beginners

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom” – Buddha I had always heard positive things about meditation but never had the patience to sit and “do nothing”. It felt like a waste of time. After…

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