Posts by Tiffany Bown

Haramaki: Keep your middle warm to stay well

Cherishing Womb Wrap

Haramaki: Keep Your Middle Warm to Stay Well As the weather gets colder, I’m taking more and more care to keep warm in my core. I know that staying warm here is the secret not only to feeling toasty all over, but also to feeling comfortable, supported, energised, creative and strong. One of my favourite…

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Autumn: the precious season of reflection

Autumn season of reflection

As the days grow shorter, Autumn can be a difficult time of year for many, with sadness, apathy and coughs and colds creeping in; for others, it is simply overlooked as we slide from Summer to Winter. This is, in fact, the most precious time of year for laying the foundations for our future well-being.…

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The Fire Element, the Heart and Women’s Health

Fire Element, Heart and Women's Health

Do you ever have days when you wake up feeling especially bright, happy, energised, out-going and confident? More ready than usual to take on the world and get things done? If you do, then you are experiencing the ‘Fire’ days of your own energetic – and, perhaps, menstrual – cycle. In the Chinese Five Elements,…

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Self-Reverent Movement: the Key to Inhabiting a Human Body

It’s not easy in the modern world to inhabit a human body in a way that nurtures self-love, well-being and empowerment. There are so many things – from abuse, trauma, illness, disability, discrimination to media images of ‘perfection’ or just a thoughtless comment – in childhood and later life that disconnect us from the essential,…

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My Italian house is Ready for Guests and Yogis

Space for Yoga retreats

Last September, I posted here that we had started the process of transforming our old home into a venue for holiday rentals and Yoga retreats in Italy. We were back out in Umbria over the Easter break to continue that process. When we arrived, it seemed quite impossible that we could get everything done in time!…

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Spring Clean – 10 Tips to Unblock Your Creative Energy

Detox your Liver in Spring

Spring Clean – 10 Tips to Unblock Your Creative Energy Whether you suffer from distressing seasonal symptoms or would just like more of Spring’s creative upsurge within you, there is plenty you can do to align your internal world with nature’s vibrant energy of renewal. Many people suffer from ‘Spring’ symptoms, including hayfever, other allergies…

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International Women’s Day 2018 – What’s Changed?

International Women's Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018: What has Changed in the Past Year? On the face of it, it seems like a lot has been happening on gender equality since International Women’s Day 2017! I wrote then that the time had come to bring real and lasting change to redress the world’s deep-seated gender imbalance so that…

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Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

Chinese Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè 新年快乐! Or Happy New Year! On February 16th, we said goodbye to the Chinese Year of the Rooster and hello to the Year of Dog. In China, the Lunar New Year – which falls at the January-February new moon – is a big deal.…

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Eat yourself well this Autumn

Chinese Metal Element

Autumn gives us a great opportunity to adapt our diet to help to clear stagnant energy from our body, to heal our Lungs and Large Intestines, and to nourish ourselves and strengthen our immune systems ready for the Winter. To help you choose the best foods to heal yourself this Autumn, I’ll start with a brief…

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Equinox: balance is always fleeting

Equinox: balance is always fleeting My husband (ever the cynic) loves to tease me whenever I am ill or have some niggling pain. “You should try doing Yoga or Qigong”, he says. “It might do you good.”   Today, as nature passes through this moment of balance between light and dark on the Equinox, she…

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