Browsing Tag “Me time”

Discover your Ayurvedic constitution

Ayurvedic wisdom

Many of you have been showing interest in our upcoming “Ayurveda : An introduction workshop” (May 27th, 11am – 4pm at Acanthus) and in our recent blogs and Facebook comments on the subject. I am so pleased that you interested! Continuing then on our very brief foray into the world of Ayurveda, I promised that more…

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Ayurveda – the science of life

Ayurvedic wisdom

Ayurveda is certainly having a moment! I see Ayurvedic wisdom popping up in women’s magazines and social media sites, and it’s mentioned regularly on beauty products, but what’s it all about? I’d like to share some of the things I have learned about this amazing system for good health in my next series of blogs. more…

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Give your dreams wings

Use Bhima for "oomph"

I hope you’ve managed to dream a bit about 2017, and you’ve got some idea of how you’d like the new year to shape up. In this post I’m going to look at some ways to boost your energy so that you’ve got all you need to let your dreams unfold. It’s great writing down more…

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Welcome 2017!

Perfect balance of elements

Hello and welcome to 2017! I am really looking forward to this new year, drawing a line under 2016, a year that for many reasons was not great. I had chance over the Christmas break to reflect on 2016, what I learned, what I achieved, what I am ready to let go of. I also more…

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Dru Yoga to the rescue!

Support your digestive and immune systems.

In the last of my festive posts, and just in case you overindulge during the festive period, I ‘m going to explore how Dru Yoga can help you bring your body back into balance, and how it can help you to support your organs of elimination ie. the liver, kidneys, bowels and skin. Your pancreas more…

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Dreaming of a stress free Christmas?

In the run up to Christmas, I thought it would be nice to post a blog each week on the theme of keeping your equilibrium at this busy time of year. If you are dreaming of a stress free Christmas, you can make that your reality with our simple yet effective tips, and it will more…

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The Niyamas – tools for personal development

Just being

For this blog I am returning to our series of articles introducing some yogic philosophy. We’ve been focusing on Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga, starting with the Yamas, disciplines that help us to maintain control in our lives. Today we are going to move on the Niyamas, which simply translates to observances. The Yamas more more…

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Honouring our teachers

Focus on gratitude

Did you notice the beautiful full moon last night? If I’ve got my astronomy correct that was the biggest full moon of the year. It’s also an auspicious time in yogic tradition, known as Guru Purnima, a time to honour and thank all our teachers who have brought us to this point in life, a more…

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Work in Progress

As I’m sure you all know, I’ve had a tricky time of it of late! I’d be lying if I told you that I had sailed through the challenges, but I have, as much as I could, tried to think about the lessons yoga has taught me and used them to help me navigate this more…

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A wander through the koshas – the physical layer

In my last blog I talked about the practice of physical yoga. I mentioned that according to yoga philosophy we have different layers of our being, of which the physical layer is just one. I thought it might be interesting to explore these a little bit further and see how these layers affect us and more…

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