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Why are muses important in art history?

Far from being the languid, dreamy figure of myth, Sophie concludes that muses are deeply creative, active and influential. ‘A muse is the spark that lights the match of creativity,’ she says. ‘They are not passive in my opinion, they’re someone who not only inspires greatness but actively contributes towards it. It’s a very symbiotic …

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New Year, new approach

The holidays are almost here, you might be looking forward to time off, precious moments with loved ones, great food and post-feasting naps.  Then come those post-celebration days, where you eat all the leftovers and have no idea what time it is, let alone what the date might be.  It’s somewhere during this twilight period …

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Tadasana pose

Strong as a mountain

The humble Tadasana – also known as mountain pose – helps to create awareness of the body’s position and encourages healthy posture. Although it might look like simply standing still, there’s more to it than meets the eye. The foundation of all standing yoga postures, Tadasana should feel easy and comfortable to hold for some …

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Sun salutations yoga

What 500 Sun Salutations taught me

The ancient yogic practice of Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutation as it’s more commonly known, serves as a great sequence to energise the body of a morning or to warm up the muscles and mind ahead of a yoga session. Slowed down, it can also be used to centre awareness and find calm.  More recently, this …

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The Power of kindness

The power of kindness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is Kindness. It’s never been more important to promote the message of good mental health for all, look out for one another and stay connected. So what kind thing could you do today? Any act of kindness, however small it may seem, can have …

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Sleep quarantine lockdown

Coronavirus: mindful about sleep

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed everyday life in a way that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago, bringing concerns for our physical and mental health. For many people this has had a detrimental effect on both the amount and quality of their sleep.  Here, Amanda Grant, chief wellness officer at the CIVANA Wellness Resort …

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