Is Pilates or Yoga better for me?

Is Pilates or Yoga better for me?

More and more people are recognising the importance of a mind-body approach to exercise and as a result Yoga and Pilates have both become extremely popular. A question we are often asked is “what is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?” Although on the face of it,...
What is Lu Jong?

What is Lu Jong?

What is Lu Jong? Lu Jong is a practice of Tibetan Buddhism involving a simple series of body movements done in conjunction with rhythmic breathing, which is thought to have profound effects on the health of the body, mind and spirit. Many people are not aware that...
What is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi?

What is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi?

Tony Austin facilitates Tai Chi workshops at Embody and we asked him for a bit of insight into what Tai Chi Qigong is all about. For thousands of years the principle of Qi has been part of the discourse in Chinese Medicine and culture. In Traditional Chinese Medicine...
Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Many teachers are now combining Yoga and Qigong in their classes and workshops, with Qigong often being called the Chinese yoga … but what have these two energy arts got in common? The answer lays deep in history and buried under layers upon layers of modern...