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Global pandemic aside, this is the time of year when we start thinking about our physical health. We give up smoking or drinking, commit to daily exercise, Google B12 injections, panic buy vitamins and contemplate a juice cleanse. January is synonymous with a natural urge to improve our body’s strength, immunity and resilience, even when we’re not […]

January 20, 2021

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Have you considered that rather than cutting out carbs and sugar, you need to cut out negative thoughts and people… It’s natural to feel a drive to overhaul your health in January. The holiday excesses combined with the cold weather (and this year a serious health pandemic) foster an innate desire to “get healthy”. But what […]

January 5, 2021

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If you’ve come to the end of 2020 feeling sad, lost, angry, lonely, exhausted, or any combination of the above, I promise you’re not alone. We’re living, as we keep being reminded, through unprecedented times that have been embodied by loss.  Grief is a very natural, and important, human response to such loss. I consider […]

January 4, 2021

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Over the past few months you may have noticed a shift in the accounts of the wellness influencers you follow (or, indeed, avoid). Bikini handstands, artful açai bowl and quasi-spiritual quotes have been joined by Bill Gates, 5G, Q-Anon and Covid-19 vaccines. Welcome to the world of ‘conspirituality’, a seemingly unlikely convergence of alt-right conspiracists […]

January 4, 2021

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Wow 2020 has been a year! So much change and uncertainty; so many of our freedoms (and with them, hopes and dreams) taken away or put on hold. So where do we go from here? How do we move forward? For me, when I’m feeling lost and uncertain – as I have done multiple times […]

December 24, 2020

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From the outside, yoga may seem like simply a strange way to contort the body into bizarre poses. However in reality, the physical poses are a very small component of what is a full-spectrum spiritual practice. Most yoga styles today are derived from an eight-limbed philosophy with one entire limb devoted to breath, or pranayama. Breathwork is integral to yoga—as […]

December 7, 2020

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Overcome anxiety and worry by shifting your relationship to fear and the unknown If my 23+ years of studying yoga and meditation have taught me anything, it’s that it doesn’t matter one bit what you do on the mat (or cushion). The ability to do a handstand does not make you a yogi, and the […]

June 26, 2020

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In my experience, yoga can be one of the most effective self-help tools for combatting mild sleep disorders. In the morning, it’s worth trying a bit of strong yoga (something that will raise your heart rate and make you sweat). However in the evening, your best bet is a few yin/restorative postures to help you […]

June 23, 2020