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Five Elements Cycle

China’s Five Elements: a Map for Good Health

By Tiffany Bown | Apr 24, 2017

The 5 Elements: a Map for Good Health How do you make any sense of the constantly changing states that move through you? The fact that some days you wake full of energy and some days you feel drained; that some days you perhaps feel inexplicably tense, sad, distracted or hopeless, but on other days…

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Spring blossom

Why is it So Hard to Step into Spring?

By Tiffany Bown | Mar 6, 2017

Why is it So Hard to Step into Spring? Spring is the season of bursting forth from cold, dark months of Winter stillness, the season of upsurging energy, of vibrant activity, of new beginnings, of growth, of hope, of optimism, of exuberance, of creativity and clear vision. Right? So why is it that, with the…

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day – let’s bring real change

By Tiffany Bown | Mar 2, 2017

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Bring Real Change At January’s Women’s March, millions of people stood up globally to demand change, to demand respect and truly equal rights for the women of the world. On International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th, women will make themselves heard again (one proposal is to join an International Women’s Strike…

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Spooky Halloween energy

Spooky Halloween New Moon

By Tiffany Bown | Nov 1, 2016

I’m wondering if anyone else has sensed a particularly spooky otherworldliness, a shift in energy or inexplicable emotional sensitivity in these few days? If yes, this might be because the deep Yin darkness of the transformative Scorpio New Moon (almost) coincided with yesterday’s Halloween, which marks the eve of today’s All Hallows Day or (in Mexico) the Day of…

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Great Heart for Fire Element

It takes Great Heart to Step into Summer

By Tiffany Bown | Jun 20, 2016

On the eve of Summer, it is pouring with rain in Cambridge – again. The English weather has been so hesitant in recent weeks, repeatedly stepping forward into fleeting moments of glorious sun before losing heart and retreating back into dampness. For it is truly an arduous transition from Spring into Summer, one which in…

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The Signal Box

Free Yoga taster session this Saturday

By Tiffany Bown | Oct 29, 2015

I’ll be teaching a FREE YOGA TASTER this Saturday at 3pm at the opening day of my new class venue, The Signal Box Community Centre, Glenalmond Avenue (off Brooklands Avenue). Feel free to drop in to this 40-minute session to try my class, take a look at this brand new space and find out what else…

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The Signal Box Community Centre

My Yoga classes are moving …

By Tiffany Bown | Oct 29, 2015

My Yoga classes in Cambridge are moving from next week (November 2nd) to the brand new, spacious Signal Box community centre, conveniently located on Glenalmond Avenue (just off Brooklands Avenue) at the heart of CB2. This is the first time that I will have all my weekly MogaDao yoga classes in one place in Cambridge.…

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Autumn recipes

Autumn Recipes for Healthy Lungs

By Tiffany Bown | Oct 20, 2015

The Autumn recipes below are good for all of us at this time of year. They protect us from respiratory infections and intestinal problems and generally boost our immune system by nourishing this season’s Metal energy in the Five Element system of Chinese medicine. Metal relates to the function of our Lungs and Large Intestines, which,…

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Meditation in Ulpotha, Sri Lanka

Autumn Yoga: time to reflect & refine

By Tiffany Bown | Sep 7, 2015

I start teaching my Qigong and Yoga classes in Cambridge again today after a glorious, long summer break in both beautiful Sri Lanka for the joyful celebrations of my niece’s wedding and in the wild hills of my old home in Umbria, Italy, where this Summer has been particularly unapologetic in its fiery heat. It has…

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