Yoga & Fitness

  • Yoga or Pilates – which one is right for you?
    Mind & Body Studio in Kirkcaldy discusses the differences between yoga and Pilates While yoga and Pilates are very similar – involving movements and poses designed to increase flexibility and strengthen the mind-body connection – yoga is largely focused on the mind and you feel, while Pilates is designed to tone your body and improve … Read more
  • New: Venue hire space at The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn
    The Ecology Centre in Fife has expanded its venue hire space with the addition of a brand new function room! Complementing its existing Nest, The Ecology Centre has been refurbished to also offer the Den, which is within the main building and can accommodate circa 40 people, with stunning views of Kinghorn Loch. The new … Read more
  • Don’t miss: Winter Wellbeing Celebration
    Get along to Levenmouth's very first wellbeing celebration at Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC) on Saturday, 23 November 2019 for a programme filled with talks, yoga, healing therapies and Christmas shopping! Find out more about holistic health, stress management, foraging and more from speakers including JJ Stenhouse of Living Alchemy, Scott Hutchison-McDade of Positive Change … Read more
  • Don’t miss: Your Body in Balance Winter Wellbeing Tour
    Join Scotland's leading Zen yoga teacher, Scott Hutchison-McDade, and Face Yoga Scotland founder Karen Gider for a head-to-toe, transformational workshop in Glasgow, Fife or Edinburgh to re-balance the body's energy systems and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated this Winter. Together, the two yogis, who are pioneers in their respective fields,will deliver a unique workshop … Read more
  • Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival to return in 2020
    Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival is set to return to the Assembly Rooms on 1ST and 2nd of February for another packed weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us all lead healthier and happier lives. The festival will feature some of the biggest names in wellbeing, covering everything from plant-based diets, physical fitness and yoga, to menopause, mindfulness, mental health … Read more
  • Don’t let arthritis hold you back from being active!
    Arthritis affects many people in the UK, but it needn’t stop you from being active. In fact, in addition to a whole host of other health and wellbeing benefits, not to mention the fun factor, exercise has been shown to improve arthritic symptoms, so it’s really important you’re not missing out. Here AXA PPP healthcare physiologists Dan … Read more
  • Find your inner calm with this simple pranayama
    Magazine columnists and Zen yoga teacher Scott Hutchison-McDade shares a simple pranayama exercise for relaxation and wellbeing We live in a world full of stimulus with a constant barrage of phones ringing and alarms sounding. We often feel so consumed, living in a state of preputial alert. It’s absolutely exhausting and, over time, it can … Read more
  • Win an Autumn Day Retreat for two
    **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER: EMMA ELDERIDGE** Fancy spending five hours bringing balance to your mind and body, while building strength and resilience, this September? Great! Because Holistic Scotland Magazine has teamed up with Positive Change Yoga to offer an Autumn Day Retreat for two at Dysart Community Hall on either Saturday, 14 September … Read more
  • Fife yoga teacher to bring Zen to homeless people on the streets of London
    Fife yoga teacher and Holistic Scotland Magazine columnist Scott Hutchison-McDade is set to embark on an all-night outdoor meditation on the streets of London to help raise awareness of the Rough Waking project, which brings Zen yoga and meditation to those who are confined, imprisoned or homeless. Scott, who is the founder of Dysart-based Positive … Read more
  • How yoga and meditation can support mental health
    Holistic Scotland Magazine columnist and Zen yoga teacher Scott Hutchison-McDade shares some self-care tips, along with his own personal experience of how yoga and meditation have helped him through the darkest days We live in a world where we’re often told to hide how we feel, hide our emotions and put on a brave face. … Read more
  • Get involved in the Big Fit Walk this Summer
    Walking is good for us. That's why Scottish charity Paths for All is urging everyone to get involved in its Big Fit Walk this Summer! The Big Fit Walk campaign, which is now in its 16th year, is calling on people in Scotland of all ages and abilities to get outside and organise or join … Read more
  • Eight ways to keep your fitness resolutions on track
    Whether we openly admit to making New Year's resolutions or not, most of us will at least make certain promises to ourselves at the turn of the year. If one of your commitments is to get fit, lose weight, or shape up, these eight tips compiled by health and fitness website might just help … Read more
  • Revealed: The hottest fitness trends for 2019
    As we enter another festive season of decadence and over-indulgence, some are already planning on how they can shift the extra pounds in the New Year, Nextatlas, a technology company that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to spot trends before they become mainstream, has revealed the top five emerging trends in health and fitness. ‘Wellness’ and ‘recovery’ … Read more
  • 5 hacks to reduce post-workout muscle pain
    If you’re just getting back into exercise after a long dry spell, or if you’re stepping up your workout routine and rhythm, some element of muscle soreness is usually likely. When muscles are required to work harder than they're used to, or in a different way, it's thought to cause microscopic damage to the muscle fibres, resulting in muscle soreness or … Read more