EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: “FOOD FOR HEALTH”

Narelle Plapp is no stranger to healthy living, and was inspired to get into the wellness industry from a young age. Years later, as a qualified Naturopath, she wanted to be able to help her patients not just overcome their health problems, but to empower them to become healthier in a fuss free manner – on […]

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Benefits of Yin Yoga

  Last week, I caught up with Senior Yin Yoga Teacher, Leonie Lockwood, and after feeling inspired to get DEEPER into my postures and sit LONGER in my poses, I wanted to share some cool tips I found about getting your OWN Yin Yoga Practice started. “This practice is designed to help you sit longer, […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: YIN YOGA

The first time I met Leonie Lockwood was when she taught a Yin Yoga class at my local studio. Later that year, she kindly helped me with a blog post about beginner’s styles of yoga by explaining what Yin was, more in-depth. Leonie has a long-standing passion for Yoga which came from her early years spent […]

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Satya: Finding Your Truth

Following on from “Ahimsa” (non-violence) as posted a few weeks back, it is believed that the five Yama’s should be followed in numerical order to purify one towards the final stage of Ashtanga yoga; spiritual enlightenment (Samadhi). “As truthfulness is achieved, the results of the Yogi’s actions naturally result according to the will of the Yogi”  […]

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Becoming… lost

I may not be a psychiatrist or counselor; but I AM however, a professional on becoming lost – and finding a positive new direction. “Getting lost is not a waste of time; to travel is to Evolve”  -Pierre Bernard I’m not talking about just geographically (though I’m good at that too) here, although sometimes I […]

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Yoga: A Beginners Guide to Finding Zen

Originating from India, Yoga is not exactly new science. However, with the trending “wellness” theme replacing pure fitness, it is definitely something that is becoming more popular by the day. If you’re new to yoga (often translated simple as “union”), the whole scene can be one big, confusing “I think I’ll just download the app”. […]

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Ahimsa: Inner Peace through Non-Violence

Yoga is more than just the Asana or postures on the mat. When studied at depth, it is broken down into Pantanjali’s eight limbs or branches, where part one, is focused on the Yama’s. To simplify this, a “Yama” (five in total), is an ethical practice one must adhere to in accordance with the yogic lifestyle. Consequently, […]

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Powerful Lessons Travel Teaches

I’ve spent much of the past 6 years traveling, with the longest “home” ground lasting all of 9 months at any one time. While a life of transit can be unsettling; it also throws down some amazing opportunities to learn, grow and become all the more stronger. Here’s what I’ve learned and how I relate […]

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SWADHYAYA: The Art of Self-Study

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be”   I remember hearing one morning at Sampoorna Yoga (For Body Mind & Soul) India after “Leave your ego at the door”, that you “should not compare yourself to the person on the next mat”. The […]

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Becoming: GRATEFUL

When I’m happy, I often forget to write. I forget to see that the beauty in my struggle has forged past all that holds me back; the injuries, the illness, the skeletons in the closet, the weather, the lag in motivation, the exhaustion and all of the road blocks and people who doubted my ability […]

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