Yoga began in India circa 3000BC as an ancient practice of postures and poses designed to achieve a spiritual link to heart and soul. As yoga evolved it was discovered that there were also health benefits in curing symptoms of high blood pressure and helping the recovery of physical injuries and chronic pain.
Yoga has had a transformation over the decades. What was once seen as an “hippy” pastime is now considered as mainstream in the sports and fitness domain.
On May 8th we will celebrate Victory in Europe ( VE Day ) and this year marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War when the final document was signed in Berlin in 1945.
While this is an ideal opportunity to bring communities together and celebrate this momentous occasion the Coronavirus has put a halt to any grand plans of street parties or spectacular national events but as with all things in the current climate we are finding ways to compromise and make the best of a far from ideal situation.
I remember as a child when falling asleep was a problem, my mother would advise that resting was just as valuable as sleep. While we recognise the benefit of a good night’s sleep there should be time allotted as part of our daily routine to a period of concentrated rest and relaxation.
It’s fair to say that there is very little that occupies people these days other than the Coronavirus and the ramifications this will bring. While the UK looks to be heading to lockdown mode there are concerns for the mental wellbeing of those who are living alone with little chance of contact with friends or family.
As bars, restaurants and theatres close and non-vital meetings are discouraged, there is the chance that come the evenings and weekends we find ourselves with time on our hands.
For those who are not familiar with the acronym WFH it is not an abbreviation for an expletive but rather the term Working from Home.
As the situation on Covid-19 changes, on a day to day basis, the concerns around the workplace increase on many levels and the impact looks severe no matter what industry. Whilst few can afford to take time off work and most companies cannot afford to lose manpower, health and safety has to take a priority.
Watching an episode of First Dates (unashamadely love this programme) a father of 10 children had a date with a mother of 1. Similar age the date as an observer could have gone either way but the moment the bill was presented there was no doubt who was expected to settle up.
Listening to Kate Taylor ( sex therapist ) at the Vagisan UK event in Camden, January 26th, it was interesting to hear her speak on the problems women encounter dating in mid life. The lack of confidence that ensues particularly around the details of bedroom activities, and I’m not referring to book at bedtime or reorganising the underwear draw…..