Dogs, Elephants & Nature

MollyHealing, Health & Wellbeing, Laughter Wellness, Mindfulness, Yoga

Dogs, Elephants & Nature Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand was an experience to remember.   Nestled in the lush green hills of Northern Thailand, an hour’s drive from the town of Chiang Mai you’ll find elephants, dogs, buffalo and cats roaming among the grounds of Elephant Nature Park (ENP). The expansive animal rescue centre funds its work through … Read More

HALT! Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired?

MollyHealing, Health & Wellbeing, Laughter Wellness, Yoga

HALT! Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired? Your worrying thoughts may get the best of you if are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. This week I am training as a Mindfulness teacher for teenagers, and later on will qualify to teach primary school kids. The takeaway tidbit I have learned so far is this easy to remember acronym: HALT – Hungry, Angry, … Read More

Book review: The healing power of the breath

MollyHealing, Laughter Wellness, Yoga

Book review The healing power of the breath: Simple techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration, and balance your emotions By Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg (Shambala, 2012)   When I was on holidays in the Indian Himalayas recently, I was on a 15-day tour that included yoga and chanting (kirtan) every day. We were fed yummy … Read More

Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

MollyHealing, Laughter Wellness, Yoga

Happy Birthday, Dalai Lama! I attended the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday celebrations at the first day of the annual Kalachakra teachings for world peace on Sunday 6 July in Ladakh, India. He said: India and Tibet have had a guru-disciple relationship, with Buddhism coming originally from India, contributions by great masters. He said he has three objectives he talks about … Read More

Yoga Nidra

MollyLaughter Wellness, Yoga

Yoga Nidra – time to relax! Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) is given at the end of yoga classes and Laughter Yoga classes at Yoga’scool. This time spent lying down allows your body to settle after the stretching and strengthening asanas of yoga class, or the highs of laughter in Laughter Wellness. It also gives you a most wonderful, stress-relieving experience … Read More