Our bodies, and in particular the muscles in our bodies, are toned up to do what we normally do. So the classic problem happens when after doing very little all winter we decide to do the whole garden in one go in the spring. Our muscles are just not ready for that level of activity, … Continue reading A Walk A Day Keeps The Osteopath Away
I have just been away on one of my regular post graduate osteopathy courses, and Health, with a capital "H", was at the heart of what we were looking at. By using the term Heath with a capital "H", as opposed to heath with a small "h", we are referring to our fundamental relationship with … Continue reading Health, with a capital “H”.
Osteopathy, like many other disciplines, is at its best both a Science and an Art. The Science in Osteopathy is the study and understanding of Human Anatomy (the nuts and bolts of the body), Physiology (how the nuts and bolts work and what they do), and Pathology (what happens when the nuts and bolts don't … Continue reading The Art and Science of Osteopathy
Rhythm and routine is something that I think is at the very core of health, but can be misunderstood and have bad connotations for some people. I am talking here about daily rhythms and routines like meal times and bed times, but also the inherent rhythm in the movement of walking, swimming or cycling, as … Continue reading Rhythm and Routine
There are a number of films you can watch at the Dhamma Films webpage (use the arrows, right and left of the image on the above weblink, to choose the film you want to watch). These range from short inspiring introductions to Vipassana Meditation, to full feature documentaries; DOING TIME DOING VIPASSANA- This is my all time … Continue reading Films About Vipassana Meditation
There are meditation courses especially designed and run for children. These are taught over the course of a weekend, and are run at the meditation centre in Herefordshire (called Dhamma Dipa), as well as in other sites around the UK. The courses are separated into 8-12 year old, and 12-18 year old age groups. They … Continue reading Meditation Courses for Children
Vipassana meditation is taught in the form of 10 day courses. You can find out more by reading my post on Vipassana Meditation or by visiting the Dhamma Dipa website. There is a short discourse that SN Goenka made for people who for whatever reason feel they can't take the time to do a full 10 … Continue reading Mini Anapana Discourse
Vipassana meditation was the original technique of self purification taught by Gotama the Buddha in India around 500 BC. It is currently taught in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin and SN Goenka, in the UK at the Herefordshire meditation centre -known as Dhamma Dipa, and at the Suffolk Centre- known as Dhamma Sukhakāri … Continue reading Vipassana Meditation