I remember when I was studying Shiatsu and one of the 3rd Years who had just graduated made a leaflet that always made me smile.  It asked the same question “What is Shiatsu?” and then said 

‘It’s not a dog….’ 

‘It’s not a kind of Japanese noodle’

‘It’s not a kind of Martial art’ 

I’ve seen other practitioners do versions of this too.  After all, when it can feel so amazing and works on so many levels of our being, how do we start to explain what Shiatsu is?

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Press pause in your life.Being a new mum to a 9 month old baby boy alongside running my own business, and working my way through all the domestic chores as well as not forgetting to walk our two dogs leaves me feeling frazzled. I have friends who are now onto their third and fourth child and I think, boy oh boy their lives must be even more hectic. One friend described it as, ‘happy chaos’
Finding those moments of calm, can feel like finding a needle in a hair stack most days. However, fitting in a little ‘time-out’ does help to improve mental clarity, improve memory and increases concentration helping us make coping with life as a mum or busy individual just that little bit easier.

Here are 10 REALISTIC tips to press pause

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Wood is the Element associated with Spring in the Chinese 5 Elements – one of the systems Shiatsu follows!

Look at the signs of spring all around you which are well underway.  Buds growing full of potential.  Spring flowers.  So much that was unseen beneath the ground or within the plant is now ready and starting to become, or has become visible.  Signs of growth are all around.

Wood can be strong, it can be flexible, it can grow.  It can hold and support the earth, yet also be held and supported by the earth.

Wood can also be stiff, rigid, and be prone to breaking or snapping.

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