What is “Hygge?”

What is Hygge?
What is Hygge?

Hygge typically pronounced HU-GA or “HI-GA” is a Danish word, that has no direct translation. But the concept of hygge is about creating a sense of comfort and well-being, regardless of the season. It’s about recognizing the importance of slowing down, taking a breath, and enjoying the moments in life that bring us happiness or our motto which is “enjoyment of the good things in life” 

Danish people are said to be the happiest people on the planet, even though they only have up to 4 hours of sunlight in the Winter times. Why? Because they look after their mental health and well-being. 

Here’s some tips to creating a hygge lifestyle: 

Create a cozy space: A hygge home is warm, welcoming, and cozy. Lighting is an important factor in creating a hygge atmosphere, so consider using softer lighting like candles, fairy lights, or lamps with warm light bulbs. Add soft blankets and comfortable pillows to your spaces to make it more inviting.

Spend quality time with loved ones: For hygge to truly flourish, it’s essential to spend quality time with loved ones. Whether it’s enjoying a meal or simply sitting together and chatting, spending time with those we love can bring immense joy and happiness into our lives.

Engage in simple pleasures: Hygge is all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Take a walk in nature, read a good book, drink a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate, or simply take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the world around you. Pamper yourself – go book that spa day or pamper session. You deserve it! Find a therapist that works for you! 

Experience the seasons: Part of enjoying hygge is embracing the changing seasons. Whether it’s going sledding in the winter, picking fresh berries in the summer, or admiring the colors of fall, finding joy in the seasons can help bring a sense of balance and peace into our lives.

What is Access Bars?

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Reiki / Access Bars

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Access Bars Therapy – An Introduction to This Innovative Holistic Healing Approach

Access Bars therapy is a holistic healing approach that has been gaining popularity over the years. This unique form of therapy utilizes gentle touch and pressure on specific points along the head. The primary goal of this therapy is to release the blocked and trapped energy present in the body, which often leads to physical, mental and emotional tensions.

The concept of access bars therapy is based on the idea that the points on the head, which are touched during the session, store the electromagnetic components of thought and experiences. These stored components can often lead to problems such as stress, anxiety, depression or physical tension in the body. The therapy aims to release these stored blocks by opening up the energy pathways in the body, enabling a more natural flow of energy.

During an Access Bars therapy session, a trained practitioner will place their hands gently on the recipient’s head, at specific points known as “access bars.” As the practitioner moves their hands over these points, they work to release the blocked energy held in each point. The recipient remains fully clothed, lying down, and relaxed during the session.

Access Bars has been known to provide a range of benefits, including stress reduction, mental clarity, reduced anxiety and depression, improved sleep, and increased overall wellbeing. Many people who have undergone this therapy report feeling lighter, more energized, and more emotionally balanced after a session.

Although Access Bars therapy has been around for over 30 years, it’s only in recent years that it has become more mainstream. Today, it’s practiced in over 170 countries and is becoming increasingly popular due to its effectiveness. Access Bars is a non-invasive and low-risk therapy that can benefit anyone. It’s especially helpful for those who experience stress and anxiety in their lives, as well as individuals who need emotional and mental support.

In conclusion, Access Bars therapy is a holistic approach to health and wellness that is worth exploring. It’s an effective, low-risk and non-invasive therapy that offers numerous benefits to those who practice it. If you’re interested in trying out the therapy, it’s important to find a qualified and experienced practitioner who can guide you through the process.

Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a form of exercise that originated in India thousands of years ago. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Yoga includes a range of physical and mental practices, including postures, breathing exercises, and meditation.

Here are some of the benefits that come with practicing yoga:

  1. Improves flexibility

One of the most well-known benefits of yoga is that it can improve flexibility. Yoga postures can stretch and lengthen your muscles, which can increase your overall range of motion.

  1. Boosts strength

Yoga is not just about stretching. It can also help to build strength, especially in your core muscles. The postures, or asanas, require a lot of engagement from your muscles, which over time can lead to increased strength.

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety

Yoga can also be an excellent tool for managing stress and anxiety. The breathing exercises, or pranayama, used in yoga can help to calm the mind and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

  1. Improves sleep quality

If you have trouble sleeping, yoga might be just what you need. The relaxation techniques used in yoga can help to improve sleep quality, so you can wake up feeling more rested and refreshed.

  1. Enhances overall well-being

Yoga can benefit your overall well-being in many ways. Regular practice can help to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and improve immune system function. It can also increase feelings of happiness and well-being.

In conclusion, yoga is an excellent practice that can have many benefits for both your physical and mental health. Whether you are looking to improve flexibility, reduce stress and anxiety, or enhance your overall well-being, there are many reasons to give yoga a try. So grab a mat, find a class, and start reaping the benefits of this ancient practice.

What are the benefits of crystal healing?

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Crystal healing is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It is based on the belief that crystals and gemstones have properties that can help to balance the energy centers in the body, known as chakras.

While some people may be skeptical about the effectiveness of crystal healing, there are many benefits to this practice that have been scientifically proven.

 

    1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

One of the most common benefits of crystal healing is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Certain crystals, such as amethyst, rose quartz, and clear quartz, have properties that can calm the mind and promote relaxation. By placing these crystals on or near the body, the calming energy they emit can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

 

    1. Improves Sleep Quality

Another benefit of crystal healing is its ability to improve sleep quality. Placing crystals under your pillow or near your bed can help to promote restful sleep, as certain crystals, such as amethyst and selenite, have properties that can soothe the mind and provide a sense of calm.

 

    1. Boosts Energy Levels

Crystals can also help to boost energy levels and promote a sense of vitality. Certain crystals, such as citrine and carnelian, have properties that can help to increase motivation and stimulate the body’s natural energy flow.

 

    1. Provides Emotional Support

Crystal healing can also provide emotional support. Many crystals, such as rose quartz and green aventurine, have properties that can help to heal emotional wounds and promote feelings of love and harmony.

 

    1. Strengthens the Immune System

Finally, crystal healing has been shown to help strengthen the immune system. Certain crystals, such as clear quartz and amethyst, have properties that can help to cleanse and purify the body, which can help to boost immunity and support overall health.

In conclusion, crystal healing is a powerful practice that offers many benefits for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. By using crystals and gemstones to balance the body’s energy centers, people can experience a sense of calm, clarity, and vitality that can improve their overall quality of life.

The Christmas Giveaway!

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So this Christmas we’ve teamed up with Chakras Holistics – based in St Helens, and she has given us a gift voucher for a treatment of your choice. 

We also have an amazon gift voucher up for grabs too! 

To enter all you need to do is head over to social media, either Facebook or Instagram and share the post, like the page, and tag 3 friends.

To check out Chakras Holistics listing you can click here  or why not visit social media below. 

So here’s the boring terms and conditions!

  • To enter, please like and share and tag 3 friends. 
  • Duplicate entries do not count. 
  • All names will be put into a generator and drawn randomly on the 23rd December 2022. time to be confirmed. 
  • Any shares / likes and tags will not be counted after 11.59pm on the 22nd December 2022
  • The gift voucher provided from Chakras Holistics is valid for 12 months only, and cannot be exchanged. 
  • For Amazon Voucher please check Amazon’s Terms and Conditions. 
  • The offer is valid in the UK only, and on Instagram and Facebook only. 
  • You must be over 18 to enter or have permission from a parent or guardian. 

Benefits Of Well-being Events

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Benefits of wellbeing events - crystals

Wellbeing events are becoming widely popular. But what are they? Why are they so popular? 

This article is written by us at Hygge Directory, and we have tried to source as much information as possible to share with you. 

As a human being, we all crave connection. When Corona Virus hit and we were all told that we had to stay inside it caused a lot of mixed emotions. After talking to many people, the main emotion that we all felt was “fear”. Fear that we wouldn’t be able to spend time with our families, fear that we or our loved ones might get sick or even worse, “what if we never see them again?” 

Many of us became obsessed with doing Covid tests to ensure that if we were looking after people, we were in the clear. Around this time many people discovered video calls. Mainly so people could work from home, so the likes of Zoom and Microsoft teams made a massive difference in peoples lives. I know personally that I wouldn’t be able to do my job from home if I didn’t have Zoom. 

Then after what seemed like a lifetime we were told that we could spend Christmas with our loved ones. But why was it so important to spend Christmas time with our loved ones? Connection. 

No matter how you connect with people, if its singing at the top of your lungs to your favourite artist in concert, going to church every Sunday and singing hymns and saying prayers or going to a well-being event and seeing like minded people. These ALL have a positive effect on your well being. it has been said that it may reduce depression, anxiety, loneliness, promote happiness. Basically its good for us! 

So why not go over to our events page now, and see what’s happening near you. 

If you would like to list your event for free please login and add your listing. 

Workshops & Demonstrations 

Some well-being events offer workshops and demos. this could be a new product, it could be a therapy that they offer. Usually these workshops can cost a small fee such as £5-£10, and could last up to an hour or so. check with the event organiser as they will be able to tell you more details. 

Treatments

At some well-being events there are treatments being offered. These are usually taster sessions, and will be offered at a reduced rate to the normal price of a treatment. Sometimes if you're not sure if you would benefit from a full treatment they're a good idea to try it out.  Also, some therapists may offer full treatments, so just ask.

Talks

Sometimes there may be people up on stage or in an area giving talks. these could be success stories, they could be inspirational talks. usually if there is an information booklet / leaflet it will tell you more info. 

Stalls 

Many well-being events have stalls with people selling various items. Sometimes it can be handmade / homemade items. Crafted items, crystals, books, jewellery, clothes, gifts etc.  Some stall holders will put sales on for these events, so you could pick up a bargain.