Faith, or sraddha, is one of the five “yoga vitamins,” as B.K.S. Iyengar named them in The Tree of Yoga. Faith as a vitamin – I love it! We need faith in the wisdom of our bodies to develop a healthy relationship with food. All too often we ignore the body’s messages, subduing a headache [...]
Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category
Observe the mind and you will, at times, find an animal. This is especially true when we’re experiencing extreme emotions, such as anger, irritation, sadness, self-pity. Here’s one way you can become aware of your emotional states and put them into perspective so that they do not control you, and ruin your day!
April 1, 2012 ( Categories Community, Meditation, Messages, Nutrition, Philosophy, Yoga | Tags: asana, cooking, cuisine, detox, food, green smoothie, healthy, Meditation, Nutrition, philosophy, relax, retreat, spring, tamborine, Yoga )
Tap into a well of inner strength and vibrancy after a one-day Spring Yoga and soul-food retreat in the Northern Gold Coast Hinterlands. Book your place for this beautiful day of self-care and body love that will leave you warm, nourished, on a natural high, and ready to move past or avoid the Winter blues and onto vibrancy and optimal health!
If physical yoga isn’t for you, or you’re a yogi looking for a little something extra, a daily practice of meditation, silence and non-judgement are all fantatsic yogic practices, as is spending time in nature.
Can yoga help you feel better about your body? What we put into our bodies, be it food, thoughts, beliefs, the air we breathe and the energy of the people we associate with, all have an impact on our health and inevitably how we feel about our bodies. Read this e-interview between Sally McGregor and Dr. Casey Conroy on how your yoga practice can lead to self-acceptance and self-love.
Thanks, intuition, for trying to get through to me. But I’m afraid my logic-centred brain has been stiffened by the formaldehyde of eight years studying science at university, and my innate sense of intuition has been knocked about a bit. I know your voice is gradually becoming louder, and I’m trying to hear you. Don’t give up on me, I am listening.
Here is part 2 of 3 installments covering Palasis’ recent water fast. You can read part 1 here. As a nutritionist and soon to be dietitian, I do not endorse such extreme measures to be undertaken in today’s western body and environment, unless the individual has a deep understanding of the risks and methods involved [...]
The practice of yoga is an art and science dedicated to creating union between body, mind and spirit. Its objective is to assist us in using the breath and body to foster an awareness of ourselves as individualised beings intimately connected to the unified whole of creation. This art of living was perfected and practiced [...]
So what does one think about when they can’t eat anything. Or what does a chef think about when only drinking water…(rampant loud rant…) FOOD FOOD FOOD mate that’s all! I’ve been going crazy writing recipes which we will definitely be trying as soon as we can stuff our faces with loads of amazing healthy buckwheat wraps.
I get on the mat as a student, for the first time in weeks. My body has been crying out for this! Literally. Finally, it’s time to listen. The guy next to me does some impressive warm-ups. I feel self conscious as I stretch my quads out in what could be interpreted as showing off. [...]