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Yoga for Insomnia

Insomnia sucks. It's estimated that 1/3 of us suffer from insomnia from time to time. We either have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep,  or both. Sometimes insomnia is the result of an illness or medication. But if you've ruled that out, the underlying cause of insomnia is often mental or emotional stress: When our [...]

Think you thrive under pressure?

Do you think that you thrive under stress? That you perform better under pressure? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, dear reader, but after the initial adrenaline rush that lasts about 20 min, stress actually makes us stupid.   Let me explain. The stress response releases adrenaline into our bloodstream, which [...]

The Secret To Self-Care: Boundaries

When it comes to self-care, we're pretty good at eating our greens, drinking enough water and moving our body. But self-care extends beyond what we eat and drink.  Self-care includes looking after our emotional and mental health too. If you’ve been to our Yoga Studio lately, you will see that we have tape on the [...]

11 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

I don't know anyone whose mental health hasn't been challenged this year. Even if you haven't been impacted directly, it's hard to escape the collective uncertainty. Mental wellbeing isn't something that's always in abundant supply - but it can be cultivated with our daily habits. I liken mental health to a bank account. If I make deposits in [...]

Yoga is the motivation and the reward

If we treat exercise as a chore, it will always end up at the bottom of our 'to do' list beneath the pile of ironing. Life is hard enough already. Between trying to eat our vegetables, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, taking our vitamins, paying the bills, there's not much time for pleasure and [...]

How Anxiety Shows Up in the Body

Anxiety is so much more than feeling worried. Some people experience physical sensations; for others, anxiety affects their emotions more than their body. How anxiety shows up in the body: racing heart racing mind difficulty breathing headaches muscle tension insomnia knots/butterflies in the stomach sweating shaking lump in throat/difficulty swallowing irritability impatience/easily frustrated nervousness quick [...]

Cultivating Faith Meditation

Life's hard when we lack Faith. Without Faith, life feels like we're on our own and that we have no one to turn to for support. Without faith, we struggle; we feel overwhelmed and anxious. Without Faith, we feel unsupported or even forsaken that life has overlooked us. Faith can be hard to come in [...]

9 Ways to Calm the Farm

Corona- anxiety is real, and many of us are experiencing it right now. Anxiety can show up in different ways for different people which means that sometimes we don't realise we're experiencing it. Here's a quick list: Physical Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Mental Symptoms Muscle tension Digestive problems Nausea/ butterflies/stomach in knots High blood pressure, [...]

Four Pillars of Wellbeing

In only a few weeks, the 'Rona has turned many of our lives upside down. The upheaval of our daily routines has lead to feelings of grief, anxiety, fear, disbelief, boredom, frustration, loneliness and depression.  And while we’ve been focused on our hand hygiene and stocking the pantry, our mental health has fallen by the [...]