Corporate Wellness London with Richard Brook, Yoga, Meditation, Wellbeing

Powerful Worker or Powerful Human Being?

There’s often a strange irony for me when I treat and teach people in corporate positions who are walking through my door wracked with stress and the many corresponding complaints that it creates in the body-mind; fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems and strained relationships.

Holistic Education and Wellness Coaching London with Richard Brook

Path of Division – Words of Wisdom

I’ve often written about how we all have a Dao, or path, which in health we follow and all is good, and how sometimes we stray from it. I had something come through my consciousness about how the separation from our Tao, or natural path occurs, and the stages it happens in and how this fits with a Chinese medicine / acupuncture perspective

Richard Brook Holistic Education London

Key Principles Of Understanding What Your Body, Mind & Soul Need

This life thing isn’t actually as complicated as we make it, only we live in ways that are so imbalanced against what we need as human beings, and separate ourselves from activities which allow us naturally feel good, through the body.

Richard Brook Creative Wellness London Taoist Words of Wisdom

Taoism – Richard’s Words of Wisdom

Taoism

‘We live in a great universal ‘One’. Within that ‘One’ in any given moment you have a place, where in balance your energy meets the world to enable you to be fully whole, to feel at ‘One’. It’s a path of exploration, where our energy will constantly moment to moment lead us and be drawn toward those energies and vibrations which lead to balance and health.

The 5 Elements Of Your Mind With Richard Brook

The 5 Elements Of Your Mind

Have you ever wondered about the thought patterns that you experience in your mind? Like everything else they have patterns, here I explain how your thought patterns (or ‘internal dialogue’) relate to the energy of the organs within your body and the condition and calibration of the 5 Elements within you, as identified from a Taoist perspective.

Sun Moon Dance Introduction with Richard Brook

Sun Moon Dance

Since the late 90’s I’ve taken part in Sun Moon and Drum Dances. These dances came over to the Western World through a vision that a Native American, Beautiful Painted Arrow Joseph Rael had. At these dances you dance for 2 or 3 days without Food and Water. Sounds extreme?

Spiral Walk Meditation with Richard Brook

Spiral Walk Meditation – Mental & Emotional Cleansing

“Letting go.” If only it was as easy to put it into practice as it is to coin the phrase, which appears with such regularity particularly in natural health and alternative medicine practices. Before I launch into my main topic, and also as an antidote to the over-abundant use of the notion of ‘letting go’ I’ll also add that i’m firmly in the camp of understanding that life is always a balance of yin and yang

Addiction Dynamics with Richard Brook

Addictions: Part 2

In Part 2, we look at the dynamic of understanding your reactions through your body (as opposed to predominately the mental level, where we can misinterpret the gravity of our thoughts) and the importance of practices which integrate the different levels of ourselves.

Richard Brook - Addictions from Holistic Perspective

Addictions: Part 1

I had a bit of a difficult time recently with some of the strain of the busy urban lifestyle and following on from it decided to film a video blog about addictions, the relationship to Stress and how we experience addictions on the different levels of the body, mind and spirit. Hope you find some of it useful!

London Acupuncturist Richard Brook featured in article on Acupressure

Acupressure Points to Alleviate Stress & Anxiety

I recently contributed to an article on the symptomatic use of Acupressure points to alleviate Stress and anxiety, here’s a snippet! “It’s also important to keep what you are trying to achieve by pressing a point in its correct context. It’s fundamental to understand that whenever you energetically treat a point on yourself, or anyone

Holistic Education and Wellness Coaching London with Richard Brook

Autumn Detox

As well as having an acupuncture practice in London and running Creative Yoga London, I also teach, treat and run workshops at Moinhos Velhos, renowned detox centre in the Algarve (rated top 10 in the world by Times Newspaper) as part of their programmes. Part of being healthy is attuning to the energy of the seasons and how they influence our body.

Richard Brook Creative Wellness Yoga London

Connection to Heart & Spirit – Words of Wisdom

‘The connection with our Heart is our connection with Spirit, it’s home, our home, look into the eyes of another and all shall truly be revealed, the lights shall come on and the spirit shall occupy ones body, the truth will be seen and magic will be the norm, faith will become reality and

Jonny Benjamin Testimonial for Acupuncture in London with Richard Brook

Finding Mike: The Stranger on The Bridge

I recently treated Mental Health Campaigner Jonny Benjamin. Jonny featured in the national media campaign and Channel 4 Documentary “Finding Mike: The Stranger On the Bridge” about his quest to find a stranger who talked him out of committing suicide on Waterloo bridge.

Holistic Wellness Coaching London and International

Holistic Wellness Coaching

So for those of you who might be wanting a little bit of help with finding some way with a more holistic way of life, I can be of assistance through my Holistic Wellness coaching business. In my holistic coaching I roll together many threads of my knowledge and experience which will help you to find more balance in your life. It’s tailored to your needs, just like a acupuncture treatment is.

So What is Yoga? Richard Brook's Blog

So What is Yoga?

Believe it or not I wrote this while standing in the pub after the last Singles Yoga class, watching everyone around me who’d been at the class having a great time at the social! “Yoga is a sense of unity, which through repeated practice on the mat, starts to permeate through your entire being consciously as being your natural state”

Singing Plant at Moinhos Velhos Juice Detox with Richard Brook

The Singing Plant :-)

This fantastic piece of equipment at Moinhos Velhos, (originally from Italian community Damanhur) picks up and interpretes the vibration of a plant as music. So therefore as you interact with the plant, so it changes it’s tune accordingly 🙂

Creative Wellness London Blog on Relationships with Richard Brook

Relationships – Words of Wisdom

‘People don’t belong to one another they belong to Great Spirit. Sometimes some things we do following great spirit may make another person, their lower selves and personality constraints uncomfortable, the ego wanting to create separation.

Richard Brook Acupuncturist London - Islington, Central and Camden

What Do I Treat?

People often ask me what do I do, and what do I treat? Well the answer to that, if I could sum it up, is that I do ‘Life Acupuncture’. “Life Acupuncture?” you may ask. See the point is that everything we do in life effects our health, and thus we need treatment which considers all aspects of who we are, and what we do.
For me, long gone are the days of

Energetics of Spring blog with Richard Brook

Spring is Coming!

Massive period of growth going on here, how are you? So as ever with the more seasonal newsletters we try and place our human experience into the context of nature that we so often become disconnected from in our modern urban lives. So Spring is all about growth, around us and within us – as since I always like to remind you – you are part of nature too, even if you sometimes forget!

Holistic & Wellness Expert London Richard Brook on Trusseau TV

Latest Appearance on Trusseau TV

In my regular appearances so far I’ve discussed the philosophy behind my yoga and wellbeing classes; how acupuncture works and what it can treat; the challenges of the modern urban lifestyle (in particular connection with other people) and the Native America style Sun Moon Dances I attend – where you dance for 3 days without food and water! More on those…

Richard Brook Leading Five Elements Acupuncture London - Islington, Central and Camden

‘Healing’ – Words of Wisdom

It’s not about trying to change you into something else, just make you more of who you really are’ ‘Energy is constantly, moment to moment, seeking to find balance, to find it’s highest potential’

Richard Brook Creative Yoga in London

Who Are You Really? And What Do You Really Need?

It’s been a long few weeks since Christmas for me and the Creative Yoga project. We’ve been going through a massive expansion and it’s taken a monster amount of work from me and the team. The events we’ve been running have quadrupled and I’ve been trying to make sure the same thread and essence of connection between people has remained the same, true to it’s roots and development.

New Year Holistic visioning ceremony with Richard Brook

New January, New You? Blah Blah!

We don’t do empty cliches at my yoga business Creative Yoga London, and the whole ‘New Year new you’ thing is something which is readily wheeled out the closet all too often by business’s without really understanding the energetics that are at work!

Spiral Walk Meditation Ceremony at Moinhos Velhos Juice Detox with Richard Brook

It’s Christmas Time!

So it’s coming up to the festive period again (I say again, as the older I get the quicker it seems to come around!) which tends to bring with it a fair few challenges for most of us. So what is nature telling us? It’s a big theme in my acupuncture and yoga work to observe the natural patterns of energy that are going on around us

Autumn Acupuncture Treatment with Richard Brook London

The Energetics of Autumn and Winter

Autumn and Winter can be the ideal time to receive treatment as at this time, particularly in Western culture, we can become more predominantly out of tune with the energy of the seasons, and what our natural tendency at this time of year would guide us towards.

Urban v/s Nature dynamics with Holistic Expert Richard Brook

Philadelphia: Urban v/s Nature

Having spent a good few weeks in the beautiful abundant settings of Moinhos Velhos in Portugal, this is what I noticed on being very quickly deposited into the ultra urban New York and Philadephia!

Destiny Blog with Richard Brook Holistic Expert

Destiny…Written Word!

Destiny is within, not some distant object or intangible ether matter that is outside of you. It’s who you are, the connection between your Heart, inspiration, willpower, assertion and resources…

Richard Brook Creative Wellness London Blog on Dancing 5Rhythms

Dancing – Words of Wisdom

Towards the end of a 5Rhythms dance workshop we were asked to write something. Often though after dancing a while, it’s not quite the same as when you normally write something which tends to come more from your ‘head’ or left brain.

Holistic Expert London Richard Brook talking about Stress

Stress!

Stress – not the most desirable thing in life. We can buffer a certain amount of strain in life, certain amount of stress (and i’d most definately recommend you try and spent your vital energy on excitement rather than overbearing stress) but the longer term consequences are that the body enters into a pattern which sends the natural movement of energy within the internal organs into a state of imbalance. The ‘Yang’ organs which drive you out into the world become strained and…

Couples Yoga with Richard Brook

Singles Yoga – Is this Yoga? Class Dynamics

I often get asked about how I feel the connection events such as Yoga Dating fit against a common viewpoint which often perceives Yoga as an ‘individual’ practice. Well, the fact that it’s often practiced individually has little to do, in my opinion, with what yoga is essentially all about. The essential meaning of yoga is ‘unity’

Yoga Dating London with Richard Brook and Hayley Quinn

Singles Yoga – Social Aspect

So the Singles Yoga classes continue to stir up a lot of interest! People are obviously interested in finding more conscious ways to connect with others – even if it challenges some of their preconceived ideas.

Richard Brook on 5 Elements Acupuncture in London and International

5 Elements of What?

So what are the 5 Elements part of? Elements of what? Here Richard Brook talks about how the 5 Elements themselves are also identified as being part of the two phases of Yin and Yang and then goes on to identify what is behind Yin and Yang; Source Energy and your Soul!

Holistic Expert Richard Brook: 'Soul' Calling

Relationship to ‘Work and Soul Calling’

When we don’t really have a clear idea of our relationship to Natural forces – such as Yin and Yang and how they effect our physiology, we can often strain ourselves by overly aligning to work. In this blog I also talk about awareness of your ‘Soul calling’ and becoming more tuned into it – and how apparently subtle changes in direction can make you feel much better!

'Embodied' Singles Yoga London with Richard Brook

Being ‘Embodied’

Staying ’embodied’ while meeting another person – I notice often that when we are alone we can hold our presence and awareness in our own body, but when we meet another person that can prove more difficult – we tighten up and our energy can become scattered!

Health tips for working in Home and Office with Holistic Expert Richard Brook

Working from Home & Office – Health Tips

Working from home and using computers and laptops can provide a few health challenges! Richard Brook shares a few tips to stay vibrant. N.B – when mentioning around day light on your retina the suggestion is to open the window – this is because particular spectrums of light that you need don’t pass through glass.

Richard Brook and Leading UK dating coach Hayley Quinn at Singles Yoga London

Naturally More Attractive – The Power of Your Heart Energy

I did a couple of Singles Yoga events with the legend that is leading dating coach Hayley Quinn. Hayley is extremely well known in the Dating Industry and is unique in that she’s a lady who intensively coaches guys as well as women. Part of what she coaches is how to approach women and my blog is about how from an Holistic perspective the radiance of your Heart Energy can influence this and how attractive you are!

Richard Brook Holistic Wellness expert London - Benefits of being in nature

Nature and Negative Ions

Don’t worry I’m not about to get all hippy on you now (I think it’s probably too late for that lol!) I love lots of things about city life and the creative consciousness that it brings, but it’s good not to lose connections with our ‘natural roots’ and the benefits connection with a natural setting can also bring. One of the difficulties of modern living, particularly urban, is that the ‘vibrations’ we often experience around us aren’t ideal.

Destiny and Treatment with Richard Brook

Destiny and Treatment

What I mean by the term Destiny from a Chinese Medicine perspective – Destiny isn’t something which happens to you, it’s something that is inbuilt into you already!

Richard Brook 5 Elements Acupuncture Treatment Intention in London

Treat Your Soul – Treatment Intention

Talking about the overall over-riding intention when I treat which is to return your body back to a state of natural balance that is inherent to you. To maximise your unique potential!

London Meditation expert with Richard Brook

Intro to Meditation inc. Meditate with me!

I had a few minutes spare between acupuncture patients so headed to Regents Park for some nature and an impromptu video blog on meditation, including the chance to meditate for a few minutes with me! Suggest you take advantage!

Yoga with Richard Brook Creative Wellness

Journey Back Into The Body. Live There, Or In Your Thoughts?

The biggest thing we forget is as human beings we are also part of nature and governed by the same natural laws as it, the same natural forces acting on us as the rest of creation (Like the effects of the seasons for instance) We forget because we spend so much time in our left brain

Richard Brook Acupuncture and Yoga London

An Ode To Us All….

I recently dug this out from my notes from when I was studying Acupuncture. If you suffer with esteem issues or comparison issues with people around you while studying or working in your chosen profession, then I suggest you substitute the word acupuncturist for that of your own profession! I saw so many people I studied with struggling to recognise their own unique qualities. Do what you Love.

Richard Brook talking with John Wilson about Sun Moon Dance

A chat with John Wilson about Sun Moon Dance

A chat with John Wilson about Native American Style Sun Moon Dance, where you dry fast (no food or water) for 3 days!

Richard Brook Holistic Expert London

‘Life Path’ Stagnation & Free Flow

I came across some old notes i’d made a while ago around ‘stagnation’ both to do with our physical body and our ‘life path’ Stagnation is the term we use in acupuncture to describe a state where energy isn’t flowing smoothly and freely through a particular meridian or area of the body. Movement can often free up stagnation and make the energy flow more freely, hence why we can sometimes feel better after doing some exercise.

Authentic Movement with Richard Brook

Dance and Movement – Authentic Movement

I’m a big fan of dance and movement, its a fantastic way, similar to acupuncture and Yoga to disperse what we think of as energy stagnation and enable the body to work more efficiently (and put a smile on your face) Stagnation can effect us on many levels – from musculo-skeletal and spinal stiffness to contracted muscles to digestive problems – all signs that the body isn’t flowing as efficiently as it should be.

Dynamic Relaxation - Dru Yoga London

Dynamic Relaxation with Richard Brook

Sometimes we need a progressive relaxation that helps the body to slow down by activating the relaxation response, rather than coming to a shuddering halt where we would be lying still with our mind still racing. This sequence I often use at the start of a yoga class to relax people before we move on to other sequences.

Richard Brook on how 5 Elements acupuncture really works

How Acupuncture Works with Richard Brook

The basics of how acupuncture works, and why I treat points on locations on the body which seemingly have no relationship to the location of complaint, for example why I might treat points on the feet or legs for someone with a Stomach complaint…

Vipassana Mediation Retreat Blog Richard Brook

Vipassana Meditation Retreat Experience

Check out my Blog detailing some of my experiences while sitting the 10 day silent Vipassana meditation, from experiencing ‘the light’ to downloading what appeared to be ancient wisdom!

Richard Brook: What to expect at a 5 Elements Acupuncture treatment London and Internationally

What to Expect and Chakra Dynamics Explained

Explanation of what i look for during an acupuncture treatment and also the relationship of our Chakras to our environment and how they can affect our physical body and emotions.

Richard Brook Urban Yogi Blog London

Urban Yogi Blog #2

Check out my latest urban yogi blog, today i’m talking about my experiences around ‘Spirit’, 5 Rhythms dance, and other aspects of the body-mind connection. Hope you all enjoy it!

Richard Brook Dru Yoga London - Activations

Heart Awakening and Activating Sequence

Check out my latest Yoga Video, follow along and enjoy this Heart Awakening and activating Sequence. The music you can hear in the background during this sequence is called ‘Elements’ by Jolander Jonken and Joris Vincken, available from www.druworldwide.com.

Richard Brook Dru Yoga London - Activations

Body Activation and Energising Sequence

Check out this great morning yoga sequence with me Richard Brook! Especially geared towards energising the body and mind, follow along and enjoy!

Richard Brook blogging on 5 Rhythms Dance

Dance and Movement – 5 Rhythms Workshops

For many years I’ve attended 5 Rhythms Dance, and danced a great deal with Dawn Morgan, (www.shapeshift.co.uk) and also attended many longer workshops with her – from 1 day to 5 days. She’s holding a winter workshop from Jan 14th to the 16th entitled ‘Start the Year!’

Richard Brook: Urban Yogi Blog in London

Soul, Insight & Personality

Insight…so when we have these moments of insight, of observing ones own inner nature, have you ever wondered what part of you is actually doing the observing? Have you ever wondered at the dynamics of your Soul as opposed to your personality? Here you go!

London Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher Richard Brook discussing Heart Energy

Dru Yoga, Acupuncture and Heart Energy!

‘The connection with our Heart is our connection with Spirit, it’s home, our home, look into the eyes of another and all shall truly be revealed, the lights shall come on and the spirit shall occupy ones body, the truth will be seen and…

Richard Brook Acupuncturist and Yoga teacher London

Student Life

University can be great, but it can also be a harsh and undernourishing exposure to modern living – which ultimately will provide you with vital information about how you want to live your life and choices you may want to make in the future

Richard Brook Creative Wellness Yoga London

Thankyou Verity

Would like to give a mention to Star helper Verity who helped me an enormous amount with putting together some of my videos that are popping up on site, both as camera operator and yoga model and I appreciate her interest and support in my work tremendously!

Richard Brook 5 Elements Acupuncture set-up at Festivals

Acupuncture at Festivals

The last four summers i’ve practiced Acupuncture and conducted workshops at various festivals throughout the country with great feedback from all concerned!