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17
APR
2020

Box breathing with Dr Ela Manga, founder of Breathwork Africa

In this how-to guide by Dr Ela Manga, she explains how to use the Box Breathing technique for mindfulness. Also known as “square breathing” this is a technique used by taking slow, deep breaths for relaxation. It follows a four-step sequence: the inhale, pause, the exhale, and pause. Box breathing emphasises control and allows your body to make full use of the breath. It can heighten performance and concentration while also being a powerful stress reliever.
17
APR
2020

Honeybee breathing with Dr Ela Manga, founder of Breathwork Africa.

In this how-to guide by Dr Ela Manga, she explains how to use the Honeybee Breathing technique for relaxation. Named after humming sound that bees make with their wings, the sound is soothing and can increase exhalation. It can be a regular daily practice to encourage relaxation or an immediate remedy when needed.
16
APR
2020

Your sleep matters

Dr Dale Rae specialises in sleep science, circadian rhythms and sleep in sport, health and illness. She unpacks why our sleep patterns may be altered while we adapt to staying at home, and how to manage sleep issues. Dr Rae is a senior researcher in the division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town and the director of the Sleep Science unit at the Sports Science Institute of SA.
16
APR
2020

Don’t stop moving

Dinesh Govender, Vitality CEO, explains why it is more important than ever to keep up a fitness routine – not for your waistline, but for your mind, too. While we are at home, exercise is essential for maintaining both your physical and mental wellbeing. He also shares the ins and outs of the new Vitality Mental Wellbeing programme.

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