Self-Inquiry meditation – how much is too much?!

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Self-Inquiry – is it too deep to ask the question ‘who am I?’ As Christmas draws near we often forget to spend some much-needed time on ourselves as we get swept into the busy, frantic Christmas festivities. The technique of “Self-Inquiry Meditation” can help us stay grounded, calm and present. The practice of self-inquiry on a regular basis is generally to help us to attain three things: –        Self-Knowledge –        self-control –        self-development In my research into Self-inquiry mediation two questions are generally …

The 11th Wuyishan & Cross Straits Tea Expo China 2017.

Tea Guild of Australia at Wuyishan & Cross Straits Tea Expo China 2017

I am a Founding Member and Nutritionist for The Tea Guild of Australia (TGoA) and we were invited guests to The Tea Expo in Wuyishan China; hosted by the local government to represent Australia’s Tea industry. We had a great time! Three days of a huge Tea expo with Tea Masters and professionals from all around China attending and representing their teas. More than 6,000 purchasers from across the world were confirmed to participate in the expo including ourselves. The …

My three top TEA’s for good health!

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Ok I’m not a BIG tea specialist YET! However I am a Founding Member of The Tea Guild Of Australia and my Fiance Owen Terry is one of the Directors as well as a Tea Master specialist at Tea Total and YES OUR APARTMENT IS LIKE A TEA HOUSE!  I’m learning  quite a lot about tea, its history culture and health benefits. I have a few favorites but the three I currently adore are below: Pu’erh tea – is more of …

Why is yoga good for babies?!

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Yoga for babies!  Why? One thing that I found interesting being a mum-to-be is to read and research all about yoga for babies! I teach adults, elderly and teenagers yoga but what about babies?! From my yoga teacher experience and research as a mum-to-be I found that yoga can be very beneficial to a baby! Here is why? Promotes future lung capacity: – November is ‘Lung Health Awareness Month’! As a child gets older it will have an understanding of …

Five ways to improve your lung health!

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November this year is ‘Lung Health Awareness Month‘! This is what Lung Foundation Australia say ‘Anyone can get lung disease. It affects 1 in 4 Australians and is the second leading cause of death. When people say lung disease isn’t worthy of help, sadly, it makes those affected believe it too. The stigma surrounding lung disease is a major barrier to accessing research, funding, treatment and support. It also has significant mental health impacts and causes delays in diagnosis’. It’s a …

Five ways to keep up your fitness during pregnancy!

Staying fit in pregnancy

Just because your pregnant doesn’t mean the gym and your fitness regime need to go out the window! I read on the ‘baby center app on my phone the other day someone asking if they can tone up in their second trimester as they had spent the first trimester eating what they wanted, not exercising and now feeling flabby and unfit! I immediately replied YES YOU CAN! Pregnancy is a wonderful, emotional and scary journey and we need to be especially …

Cultivating mindfulness in everyday urban life!

Urban mindfulness

Three ways to cultivate more mindfulness into your urban life: Mindfulness at work: It is incredibly difficult to achieve a state of mindfulness in the work environment but certain objects can help you reach that level of peacefulness. Triggering mindfulness through sensory perceptions is easier than starting from scratch. For sight, pleasant images like a beautiful landscape photo framed besides your desk can help. An object with a noticeable texture or temperature like a rock or ice cubes can assist you. …

It’s a YOGA BABY!

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Pregnancy! OK I’m a bit late posting this! But we are having a YOGA BABY! Due in March! I’m almost halfway through and things are cooking nicely! Pregnancy is crazy! So cool but crazy! The ego in me (naughty yoga teacher) thought id be the the ‘type’ of person to never get morning sickness?! How stupid! Nausea Nausea NAUSEA! Yuck! From about week 6 – week 13! No kidding! The professional Nutritionist in me said ‘eat healthy and balanced’ The …

Six healthy ways to get ready for spring!

Six healthy ways to get ready for spring!

When we start to feel fatigued and worn out, its a pretty clear signal that our bodies are out of balance! Many put up with tiredness and exhaustion for weeks, months even years. If you have felt this way for a while it’s time to restore, unwind and detox back to good health. Here are some quick tips to restore your bodies balance ready for spring: Start your day with warm lemon water and perhaps ginger if you have felt …

Yoga for aged care

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According to the Authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing (AIHW), the number of people aged 65 and over has more than tripled over fifty years, rising to 3.4 million in 2014. There has also been a ninefold increase in the number of people aged 85 and over, to 456,600 in 2014. While longer lives are a positive outcome for individuals, at the population level, increased lifespans and older age generally result in increased ill health. Many …