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Tai Chi

11th May 2022 | Community, Health

Great news for those wishing to try Tai Chi as a new 7 week course for beginners will start in June, 10.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday mornings at the Fleckney Sports Centre, Leicester Rd, Fleckney, Leicester LE8 8BG.

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Look After Your Mind

11th May 2022 | Health

According to the author Warren Berger in his book, ‘A More Beautiful Question,’ some studies reveal that four-year-old children can ask as many as 400 questions a day. Many children between the ages of two and five can ask around 40,000 questions! The word ‘question’ comes from the Latin, ‘to seek’, thus linking the idea to that of a journey or quest.

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Fitness and Good Nutrition

11th May 2022 | Health

With winter behind us and the prospect of a nice summer ahead (hopefully) we know that this is the time that a lot of people start to think about summer holidays and the shape they'd like to be in when they go.

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Look After Your Mind March 2022

27th March 2022 | Health

My wife and I have long enjoyed watching gardening programmes on TV. We have however noticed over the past couple of years that some garden designers/presenters increasingly describe quiet spots in the garden as being ‘zen’. They’re not entirely wrong, though Zen amounts to more than just peace and quiet. The word itself comes from the Chinese chan, meaning quietude. Before that it derives from a Sanskrit term meaning meditation, Sanskrit being the classical language of India. Although Zen has a long connection with Buddhism, it can also be seen as a philosophy and method for “rediscovering the experience of being alive” these are the words of Mark Watts, son of Alan Watts, who was one of the great popularisers of Zen in the west during the mid to late 20th Century.

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