Author Archives: Happy Being



Happy Being

Therapists and teachers in Edinburgh offering Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Physiotherapy, Pilates, Chi Kung classes and Meditation.

Confused Over What to Eat?
in Acupuncture, Uncategorized

Confused Over What to Eat?

We have access to so much more information than ever before in history, and yet some of us are more confused about what we should be eating, what is healthy and what’s not. This is understandable as there is a wide diversity of opinions out there on what to eat: theories, experts, scientific studies and so on. There are people telling us to eat paleo because...

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03 Sep 2017
Weight Training for Women
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Weight Training for Women

This month our therapist Amanda Burnett discusses the importance of weight training for women “Anyone who knows me knows that I love to stay fit and strong, and for a long time I thought (as a lot of women do) that the way to do that was spend hours at classes jumping around or on a treadmill.  I thought it was the best way to burn calories...

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30 Jul 2017
Photo by Octoabi
in Pilates

What is ‘functional fitness’ and what is it doing in a Barre class?

If you’ve ever tried Veronika’s BarreConcept or Pilates class you’ve probably heard her talking about functional fitness and functional exercises. From squats to lunges, we incorporate it in every single class. In a barre class we do lots of pulses, we move up and down an inch – all movements requiring a small range of motion. Those are great for providing a big burn and...

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06 Jul 2017
Position A (left) and Position B (right)
in Massage

Top Five Stretches To Prevent Neck Tension

Pain in the neck..? We all get neck tension from time to time and for lots of different reasons, and as a massage therapist Jane has seen many clients complain of a sore neck over the years. Here are her top 5 tips and stretches to release that tension and strengthen the neck muscles. These take seconds to do and if practised on a regular basis you’ll soon...

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04 Jun 2017
Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ayurveda (But Were Afraid To Ask)
in Massage

Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ayurveda (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Ayurveda is an ancient health system developed by the wise sages of India thousands of years before modern medicine. Ayurveda is a sanskrit word meaning ‘science of life’ (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). As this translation indicates, it is a system to promote a happy, health life – and it’s a vast, yet comprehensive, system that incorporates a wide variety of methods both for preventing ill-health...

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01 May 2017
How Acupuncture Can Help With Sleep Issues
in Acupuncture, News

How Acupuncture Can Help With Sleep Issues

Acupuncture can help you sleep as well as those kittens.. You try very hard not to look at the clock to check what time it is. “Don’t look at the clock, no don’t! Just breathe, focus on your breath, meditate and you will get to sleep.”   Here we are again, it’s the middle of the night and you can’t sleep. You have tossed and turned, your...

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01 Mar 2017
What to Expect in a Barre Class: Learn to Speak Fluent Barre
in News

What to Expect in a Barre Class: Learn to Speak Fluent Barre

Trying a new workout class is always terrifying, especially if it comes with its very own special language. You don’t need to know it all straightaway, but here are some of the key phrases to get you started on your barre journey: Plié: A plié is a movement in which you bend the knees and straightens them again, usually with the hips turned out and the...

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02 Feb 2017
The Top 6 Ways to Make 2017 a very  Healthy and Happy New Year!
in News

The Top 6 Ways to Make 2017 a very Healthy and Happy New Year!

The Top 6 Ways to Make 2017 a very Healthy and Happy New Year! Visit………………. Happy Being 1. Thinking about taking part in a sports event this year get in training with a regular monthly Sports and Remedial Massage and bag that PB with jane@happybeing.co.uk 2. Fit a lunchtime Pilates Class for strength, tone and flexibility into your day contact jane@happybeing.co.uk 3. Check in with...

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04 Jan 2017
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
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Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Over the years that I’ve been a therapist I’ve trained in many forms of body work and holistic therapies all of which I’ve enjoyed and use regularly with my clients, the most recent of which has been Cranio-Sacral Therapy training with the Upledger Institute. Since the beginning I can honestly say I’ve been amazed at the power and efficacy of this seemingly subtle form of...

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