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By Rosie Williams
On 19, Apr 2017 | In Arts & Lifestyle | By Rosie Williams
We are so excited to be giving away 3 pairs of weekend tickets to Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival taking place in Gloucester on 18th-20th August. The tickets are worth £400 per pair and include access to all workshops, yoga, classes and entertainment. We were lucky enough to experience the first ever Soul Circus festival in 2016 which consisted of so many high points that we had to share news of the second festival with you. Enter for your chance to win at the bottom of this page.
Sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on the body. The human skeleton, with its 206 bones, and 112 joints that facilitate movement of this structure, is literally designed to move. However finding the time, and perhaps more crucially, the energy to move more can be difficult. Start off slowly, aiming to add 10-15 minutes of extra movement into your day, throughout the week and weekend, and you may find that your energy levels start to improve. Increase the duration of your activity as you start to feel the benefit of using your body how it’s been designed to be used!!
Isn’t it time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
Join Michael James Wong as we step into the unknown for a once in a lifetime experience both on and off the mat… this is NOT your typical beach yoga retreat!
What to expect
What to expect
Leave your expectations at home and join fellow yogis from around the world as we explore the power of Mother Nature, and the power within us all, as we embark on an adventure that’s both breath-making and breath-taking. Throughout the week we’ll explore the highs and the lows, the fast and the slow of the practice, the beautiful winter elements and ourselves.
Yoga can benefit your brain and body in unique ways. There is a wealth of evidence that suggests that regular yoga practice can influence cognitive function, gene expression and immune response.
We caught up with London-based teacher, Global Yogi, meditator and lifestyle consultant, Michael James Wong who talks to us about who can benefit from yoga. Michael is recognised as a leading voice in the modern yoga movement around the world. His approach to the practice brings a strong anatomical focus and mindful approach to the movement, while aiming to teach traditional yoga concepts with a modern day attitude. Michael is also the Founder of BOYS OF YOGA , a global movement celebrated worldwide helping to bring more men to the mat and smashing the stereotypes and misconceptions of men who yoga which you can read more about in this post.
Soul Circus yoga festival is about shedding the constraints and stressors of your adult life and rediscovering the world through the fresh, open eyes. It is an opportunity to learn how to integrate your mind, body and soul with guidance from some of the worlds finest teachers, including our very own Cubex yogini and mindfulness coach, Henrietta Greene.
Yoga and meditation have been proven by a number of studies to both physically and psychologically improve brain health, particularly for those suffering with pain, depression, anxiety or addiction.
Back by popular demand!!! Mindful Breathing for Brain Energy
Stop, Stay Still and Breathe
Learn how to harness the power of your breath with Henrietta Greene at Cubex
Monday 16th May 2016
5 spaces available
The 45 minute long mindful breathing sessions are available with our compliments
Introduction to Brain Power Yoga – Beginners (90 min)
Brain Awareness Week Promotion – £125.00
As much as toning the body, yoga tones the mind. It forces you to discipline your mind into staying focussed on the mat – Henrietta Greene, Yoga Teacher at Cubex
Yoga is hugely beneficial at nurturing mindfulness, sharpening concentration and fine-tuning movements within the body. In doing so, the mind is ‘worked’, having to apply itself to accurately placing and sensing different body parts, as well as ‘cleared’ from being immersed in a mindful hour and half long practice.
This February we hosted our first ‘BrainPower’ Yoga workshop which focused on using breath to manage the stressful symptoms experienced by those suffering with tinnitus. The event was held as part of Tinnitus Awareness Week organised by the British Tinnitus Association, aimed at raising awareness of tinnitus and the various ways of supporting those living with tinnitus.
The free taster ‘BrainPower’ Yoga workshop was guided by the highly experienced and inspiring yogini, Henrietta Greene who emphasised the importance of repeated practice of deep breathing and the need to challenge ourselves both mentally and physically for maintaining a healthy brain.