Should yoga teachers be vegetarian? The controversial topic!

Vegetarian

The controversial topic! One of the Yoga teachings (or part of the niyamas of yoga) is Ahimsa or non-harming. This is a very important teaching of yoga that focuses on the non-harming of all beings and anything that is alive and so some say you can’t eat meat without harming another living being. Vegetarians within the field of yoga say that meat-eating inhibits us from achieving deep states of meditation because it negatively affects the energy body. There is a …

My staple foods!

My go to foods!

Lets delve into a Nutritionist’s diet shall we! So my ‘go to’ foods that I always have at home are: 1. Oats. I use them in many meals, porridge, homemade muesli, home made snacks, for power smoothies and more! They can go in heaps of things and here is why they are great: They help lower cholesterol, they fill you up, they have fibre, they have B vitamins so give you an energy boost, they are slow releasing so they …

Vegan Cookie Recipe!

vegan

VEGAN COOKIES OF AWESOMENESS! Yum and Amazing! Especially when you have been on a health kick like me and your near the end and you are craving a cookie with your cuppa!! Makes 6 Ingredients • 2 tablespoons of Vegan chocolate chips • 2 tablespoons Peanut oil • ½ teaspoon Baking powder • ½ cup of Coconut flour • 1 scoop vegan protein powder What to do! Pour the peanut oil into a mixing bowl, along with the coconut flour. …

Yoga for your eyesight

eyesight eyes yoga

This was a question I was asked from one of my friends in the UK.  Can yoga help our eyes.   Myopia or short sightedness Obviously things like performing close range work, sitting in front if range TV electronic devices for long periods of time, and working or reading in poorly lit areas do not help. It is important to take action yourself and take breaks when you can. With short-sightedness the focus of distance objects in front of the …

Manifesting your reality for 2017

yoga, manifest, reality

What do you want to happen in 2017? What is your goal? Are you happy? Are your day to day activities serving you and making you grow as a person? What is reality? It’s anything you want it to be basically. It’s not what you are conditioned to believe by your parents, your friends, your schooling; it’s your personal laws. What your personal laws might be will be different to mine. Your personal laws create your experiences here in earth. …

Yoga in the workplace

Yoga in the workplace

BrightEyes Health works with many companies bringing yoga to work. These sessions run at lunch time, early morning and sometimes after work in the connivance of workplace. Why is Yoga at work so helpful to employees and the employer?! So why is it beneficial to have yoga at work? Well I used to work in recruitment where I spent hours a day at a desk, bending my neck while on the phone selling, and sometimes eating at my desk! I …

Yoga for runners!

Yoga for runners

If you’re a runner and you need some yoga to stretch and release any tension or tightness in your legs, then check out my blog below with pictures of helpful poses. Also check out my YouTube Video for further information. Yoga for runners! I am a keen runner! I just love the way it releases my endorphins and I love feeling of my heart thumping, feeling alive with the blood pumping around my body! Many Yoga teachers have told me …

Gluten-free banana, blueberry and maple pancakes!

gluten free banana blueberry and maple pancakes

Ridiculously delicious and energy packed ready for a successful, incredible day! Pancake ingredients 125g Gluten-free plain four 1 egg 250ml milk Butter for frying Topping ingredients 100% natural maple syrup Frozen or fresh blueberries 1 banana Shredded coconut (optional)  The Method: Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the egg in the middle and pour in a quarter of the milk. Use an electric or balloon whisk to thoroughly combine the mixture. Once …

Men and Yoga

Men and Yoga

Since I started practicing yoga consistently three years ago in Sydney, I was surprised to see how many men were attending the classes. My narrowed mind remembered some classes I used to attend at University in England back in 2003 where there were no men or maybe one in twenty in a class. When working as a fitness instructor I attended many fitness conventions throughout the UK and tried out Hot Yoga, again finding all women in the classes. Upon …

Yoga & food tips for a better night’s sleep!

Yoga & food tips for a better night’s sleep!

This week is Sleep Awareness week! According to The Sleep Foundation in Australia, most people need 7-9 hours a night! Why is sleep so important and how can yoga and food help? How important is sleep to our health?! Many people say they can go on 4 hours? Is this enough? According to The Sleep Foundation in Australia, most people need 7-9 hours a night! Did you also know that sleep disorders cost Australia more than $5 billion per year …