FIVE OF THE BEST: WELLNESS TIPS

Last week I interviewed International Wellness Coach, Morgan Sheets and found out about how she creates balance and prosperity in other people’s lives to create a better sense of being. “Health is a state of body, Wellness is a state of being” – J. Stanford If you’re keen to hear about how some positive change […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: WELLNESS COACH

Over the years, I have learned that being ‘healthy’ doesn’t just mean eating whole foods, heart foundation ticks, balanced portions on your plate, correct meal timing or following a ‘diet’. I’ve learned also, that being ‘fit’ doesn’t necessarily mean you can lift your body weight on the chest press, run 10km without breaking a sweat, […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: “FOOD FOR HEALTH”

Narelle Plapp is no stranger to healthy living, and was inspired to get into the wellness industry from a young age. Years later, as a qualified Naturopath, she wanted to be able to help her patients not just overcome their health problems, but to empower them to become healthier in a fuss free manner – on […]

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Benefits of Yin Yoga

  Last week, I caught up with Senior Yin Yoga Teacher, Leonie Lockwood, and after feeling inspired to get DEEPER into my postures and sit LONGER in my poses, I wanted to share some cool tips I found about getting your OWN Yin Yoga Practice started. “This practice is designed to help you sit longer, […]

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Quick Guide: Satyananda Yoga Ashram

This week, I headed out to a well known Satyananda Ashram in Rocklyn, Victoria. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s pretty much a secluded dwelling planted in an {often} hindu style learning environment centered around the world of yoga.The DEEPER world. I’m not just talking about the ‘Asana’ (poses) you see on the mat here, […]

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Satya: Finding Your Truth

Following on from “Ahimsa” (non-violence) as posted a few weeks back, it is believed that the five Yama’s should be followed in numerical order to purify one towards the final stage of Ashtanga yoga; spiritual enlightenment (Samadhi). “As truthfulness is achieved, the results of the Yogi’s actions naturally result according to the will of the Yogi”  […]

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Becoming… lost

I may not be a psychiatrist or counselor; but I AM however, a professional on becoming lost – and finding a positive new direction. “Getting lost is not a waste of time; to travel is to Evolve”  -Pierre Bernard I’m not talking about just geographically (though I’m good at that too) here, although sometimes I […]

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Yoga: A Beginners Guide to Finding Zen

Originating from India, Yoga is not exactly new science. However, with the trending “wellness” theme replacing pure fitness, it is definitely something that is becoming more popular by the day. If you’re new to yoga (often translated simple as “union”), the whole scene can be one big, confusing “I think I’ll just download the app”. […]

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Ahimsa: Inner Peace through Non-Violence

Yoga is more than just the Asana or postures on the mat. When studied at depth, it is broken down into Pantanjali’s eight limbs or branches, where part one, is focused on the Yama’s. To simplify this, a “Yama” (five in total), is an ethical practice one must adhere to in accordance with the yogic lifestyle. Consequently, […]

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SWADHYAYA: The Art of Self-Study

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be”   I remember hearing one morning at Sampoorna Yoga (For Body Mind & Soul) India after “Leave your ego at the door”, that you “should not compare yourself to the person on the next mat”. The […]

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