Cultivate Calm

Untangling resistance

Resistance can feel like an internal game of tug of war. One part of us wants one thing, and the other part wants something else. Resistance can show up as: Buying a gym or yoga membership and not using it Setting the alarm to wake early, only to press snooze 7 times Doom-scrolling way [...]

Yoga for Sleep

Sleep better with yoga If you struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep, we can help. Yoga is proven to improve sleep as it lowers our stress levels, helping our mind and body to prepare for sleep. Try these two yoga classes every day for a week and notice your sleep improve. These [...]

The 3 Best Tools for Stress and Anxiety

Do you know how to calm yourself in times of high stress? Did you know that meditation can be terrible when we're in a state of distress? Here are 3 Powerful Tools to calm yourself when you're distressed. Here's WHY it works: 1. Lateral eye movements reduce the amygdala's activity (the brain's fear centre) and help [...]

Why our self-talk matters

Our self-talk is an indicator of our relationship with ourselves. Our internal dialogue and repeating thoughts affect how we feel. Negative self-talk, self-judgement and criticism make us feel terrible. People have this mistaken belief that if they criticise themselves enough, they will improve. This is NEVER the case. Criticism never leads to improvement. It just [...]

How our Nervous System affects our State of Mind

There is a close relationship between the state of our nervous system and our state of mind. When our nervous system feels unsafe, our brain automatically becomes more anxious as the fear centre of the brain (amygdala) takes over. When we’re stressed our thoughts are automatically more negative, impulsive and focused on worst-case scenarios. Trying [...]

Overcoming the Odds and the birth of Yoga Alchemy

Recently I won Bronze in the AusMumpreneur Awards for Overcoming the Odds. I shared my story of thriving after adversity and turning my wounds into wisdom. Shortly after my birthday in 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was already in a dark place as my Dad was dying and my marriage had just [...]

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