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"Humans are the only species with the potential to become free of karma." ~ David"

Life is meant to be blissful
Learn how by reading; Inner Engineering - A Yogi's Guide to Joy

Welcome to The Quiet Mind Body Shop

School of Massage and Yoga Life Sciences

Steps to freedom from suffering:

Yoga and meditation classes enabling greater self awareness and freedom for suffering. Certified Massage courses for home or business. Massage therapy to release stress and restore mental/ emotional functionality. Dietary and lifestyle advise. Specialist treatments for women’s breast and reproductive health

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Massage: A Historical Context

And an evolutionary process

Almost all mammals and many other species scratch when they itch and rub their bodies to relieve discomfort and humankind is no different. There is little doubt that our earliest ancestors would have also scratched when they itched and rubbed their bodies to relieve tiredness and stress. It seems probable that these actions were simply responsive to individual circumstance and perhaps many tens of thousands of

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2018 Programs

Healing – Growing – learning

You may have noticed a form of insanity creeping over the world, the increased homelessness, more crime and suffering?

Those who are regarded as wise and knowing keep telling us to awake and embrace our humanity before we enter into an uncontrolled mass extinction event.

Your opportunity is now because like everything else in the world we so often take for

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Head and Facial

Beautiful pampering

There are many variations to this massage and treatments can last up to an hour, but typically the head and face massage is preceded by a detailed upper back and shoulder treatment, the optional inclusion of the breasts and arms before focusing on a detailed treatment of the neck, face and scalp in greater detail than what is shown here.

Many people are familiar with the adage that

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Medical Massage

The original healing art

There seems to be no limit to the benefits of massage, it’s been used since ancient times to relieve stress, strain, pain, rebalance the musculature and restore function to physiological movement. In some cases it has also been used successfully to help flush disease from the body, restore life in the lifeless and bolster the immune system.

After massaging for 40 years I have seen

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What is Karma?

A story of cause and effect

Karma is a natural law governing all of life, it says that every action produces consequences as described in this Buddha story:

Buddha was sitting with his disciples. One of them asked him “What is Karma?”

Buddha replied, “Let me tell you a story…

A king was touring his kingdom on his elephant. Suddenly he stopped in front of a shop in the

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Inner Engineering

A process finding the joy within

Does your mind always do as you expect or does it keep you on the run, stressed out and dying for a break? The human mind and the seat of our intelligence is a powerful tool and when used well can help to create a joyful life, but when it’s out of control it can create tremendous suffering.

The human mind is analogous to

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Guru Purnima

A time of appreciation

Held on the full moon in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) every year, Guru Purnima is an ancient tradition of festival dedicated to spiritual teachers. This festival is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists as a time to pay respect to teachers and express gratitude for the teachings.

For many thousands of years, the acquired wisdom of humanity has been continually analysed, tested and

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Prevent and Recover Saggy Breasts

How to have a proud and firm bust

Breasts for many are a social issue, yet every woman wants to have nicely shaped breasts throughout her life. Sadly, this is not possible in most cases due to lifestyle adaptations and the fact that breast sagging is a natural process that happens with age whereby the tissues supporting the breasts lose their suppleness and elasticity.

Breasts usually begin

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The Nature of Stress

A pact between you and your mind

The first level of stress is physical, it is the wear and tear on our bodies due to activity resulting in repetitive stress injuries. This is easy to treat with a change of occupation or lifestyle. Where occupation and lifestyle cannot be adapted, activities like yoga exercise will help to prevent and alleviate symptoms.

The second level of stress is psychological. This comes

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Massage for Back Ache

Why massage only sometimes helps or can even make matters worse

Backache and back pain results from our lifestyle choices, heavy lifting, bad posture and a multitude of other things. About 90% of the population suffers from some degree of backache and for most people, pain relief medication is usually the first option and when that fails, people began to look for alternative solutions.

Where back pain persists, many people

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