Last week was Mental Health Awareness week and an opportunity for all of us to consider ‘how we are’.. Most of us find a way to cope with the struggles, complexities, and confusions of life, but that doesn’t mean we are happy coping, some days we feel like we can just about ‘get through’. It’s
If you have always wanted to be in a choir, or a girl group, or simply have a sing? Than this is for you… You know at The Orange Grove we are into getting you to zen and keeping you there. Some of us need massage to help ease our tired and tense muscles,
Apparently, we spend on average 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime! That’s a lot of hours. For some of us we work to live, for some of us we live to work, the best way, as always, is to find the balance. I write because I had a brilliant experience this week. Our
This month Norwich’s yoga class – ‘Orange Grove YogaBuds’ – led by Jackie Heffer-Cooke, is stepping into its new Spring practise. The emphasis is on Spring Clean Your Body – so vinyasa flow, hip openers and rejuvenating twists. Here’s why… Focus It time to climb off our snuggly sofas and wake-up! Just as the
Feeling in a bit of a slump? Jackie Heffer-Cooke, the Orange Grove owner, offers advice on how to energise yourself this Spring. As the great Dr Seuss writes in one of my favourite books ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ “When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not
Inspired by a visit from a friend, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, Yogabuds yoga teacher in Norwich, Norfolk, writes about how to be alone with your own thoughts and how to actually find inner peace through Yoga Nidra and Antermouna meditation. Summer 2016 I took a trip to Turkey, just me and my then 6 year old son, Sam. We
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, you will probably be able to recall its intensity. This severe type of headache is often accompanied by painful throbbing, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Sufferers usually rely on medications until the migraine passes. However, this is a short-term solution to a chronic problem. So, if you
Did you know.. >Stress affects one in five of the working population from the newest recruit in the post room to the board of directors. >It is now the single biggest cause of sickness in the UK. >Over 105 million days are lost to stress each year – costing UK employers £1.24 billion. (source Health
Jackie Heffer-Cooke explains how she changed her life from TV Executive to Yoga Teacher. It was all to do with following her ‘why’… New year is always a great time for reflections and motivations. A time when we can look over our accomplishments, be kind about our mistakes, and set to making new plans for
What does it mean to meditate and be mindful? Well there’s a question which could be answered in a hundred different ways, in a hundred different countries, by a hundred different cultures. But Jackie Heffer-Cooke lives in Norwich, in 2017, here is her 5-step interpretation on what is means to meditate and be mindful in
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