Exercise is important all year round. It helps clear the mind, balance emotions and strengthens and tones our bodies. One reason people often give up an exercise routine is because the weather changes. You get used to exercising at a certain time of day and when the temperature suddenly heats up or cools down, it can throw us off… WINTER – its harder in the winter to wake up early. It’s just so cold! Exercising after work or a busy day is less appealing when it gets dark earlier. SUMMER – excessive heat can make us less motivated to exercise. We have to be careful of sun exposure outside and also battle humidity and fatigue that sap our drive to exercise. Advertisements
Marteen Zárate is a well-known yoga teacher from Mexico. He shares with us the many benefits in practising yoga for men. Even if the largest part of the yoga community is feminine (70%), the number of men practising yoga has been multiplying, going from 4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016. This is interesting when traditionally the practice of yoga was only for men! These days, I dedicate all my time to practicing yoga and teaching and training teachers to the ancient techniques of yoga, thus sharing my 14 years of practice. When I started yoga, I still had my managerial job in technologies & human resources. Stress, speed and competitiveness were part of each day. Yoga came and changed my life for real – in a positive way! For this reason, I want to share with you the first 5 benefits I noted in my first months of yoga.
“Our outer world is a direct reflection of our inner world. Simultaneously, our inner world is constantly affected by our outer world.” Sigrid is a Yoga & Meditation teacher from Barcelona that moved to Sydney in 2015. Passionate yogi, Sigrid is a sustainable, ethical and healthy lifestyle advocate who aims to inspire others to find tools to connect with themselves, and with this global love-consciousness. “Through my life I have had to deal with things like chronic gut pain, anxiety, back problems and quite recently, also skin conditions.
Lorien Waldron is a blogger, founder of ‘Wholesome Loving Goodness’. Read about her 5 Simple Ayurvedic self-care Rituals to cultivate more Self-love in daily life. “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar To have love to share, we first must cultivate a juicy bank account of love inside of ourselves. Sometimes this is easier said than done as when there are a million things to be done, children to feed, emails to respond to, appointments to fit in and a plethora of other activities surrounding your day-to-day routine, it can sometimes feel impossible to make time for self not to mention the practice of some juicy daily self-love & care.
Interesting to hear this, isn’t it! Sounds funny to think that laughing can have an effect on us! Well let me tell you… Laughing will not only help you burn some calories by activating your muscles, it actually relaxes our body. It relieves pain, reduces blood pressure and decreases stress. Smile … or even better, laugh out loud! It’s the best medicine we can find. Just give it a go! Start your day with a big laugh, you will notice the difference. How does this work? Laughter helps the brain regulate the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and promotes the release of endorphin while enhancing immune reactivity.
María José Flaqué is the founder of Mujer Holística in Mexico: ‘Holistic Woman’. She is a Health Coach, Business Coach and digital entrepreneur. Her mission is to inspire women to follow their dreams. Maria would love to live in a world of empowered, happy and abundant women, and believes her vision is possible. The first step is compassion for self. “The world cannot be healed without first having love and compassion for ourselves.” This idea may sound selfish or narcissistic, but in reality, it is the basis for the change we want to see in the world and to achieve the deep acceptance of who we are.
Sigrid is a passionate, devoted Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation teacher, and a Deep Tissue & Intuitive Balinese massage therapist, based in Sydney Australia. “If I had to pick one thing out of the innumerable benefits I have gotten from my yoga and meditation practice, it would definitely be the fact that it has helped me to develop a much better connection to myself.
Happy New Year everyone! We trust you’ve had a lovely time catching up with friends and family and enjoying a bit of down time. The Christmas holidays can be a time of excess, but they’re also a great time to chill out, relax, spend time with loved ones; reflect on the year that’s been and plan the year ahead. The start of the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your lifestyle. It’s time to think about being healthy of body and mind, and undertake a little detox – in all areas. This may seem daunting, but it’s not. Start small, with easy goals. It’s as easy as 1,2,3. Health detox 1,2,3 Lemon detox! One really super easy healthy tip to make you feel so much better very quickly, particularly after the festive season, is to simply resolve to drink a large cup or mug of warm or hot water with a slice of lemon every morning before you do anything else. It’s a brilliant liver detoxifier; great for digestion, metabolism and for …