“We want every child to have a free flowing life. An emotionally aware child is a free child”. Dr Maxine Therese.
To support the emotional awareness and freedom in children it is important that adults have an understanding of their own emotional life. However, by the time most people get to adulthood --when they become parents or teachers -- they can be removed from their feeling nature. Life's challenges often necessitate certain thought patterns, beliefs and ways of relating -- that are protective and reactive -- rather than open and flowing.
It is no secret that stress and anxiety are serious problems in the modern world. From the stresses of everyday family life to issues on the job, there are plenty of impediments to rest, relaxation and peace.
For those of you that come here often will already know, we did our first Ebb & Flow Yoga Retreat and the divine Komune Wellness Resort at Keramus Beach, Bali in June 2017. If Bali is the island of the gods, then this is their rejuvenation space. Such a beautiful place and life affirming experience for all who attended – so much so that we already have next year’s planned!
It's that time of the year again as we approach a change in weather. Tonics are a great way to have a boost of vitamins to support your immune system. Another great immune booster is joy! Believe it or nor when we experience joy our bodies release chemicals called interferons and interleukins. Our bodies are our own exquisite pharmacy.
Just over 3 years ago I had a visit to my Integrative GP. She informed me I was suffering from Adrenal Fatigue and that I would probably reach menopause before the year was up. I left there feeling a bit gob smacked. This is my journey of healing.
My philosophy on eating is pretty simple. Eat wholesome food. Over the years I've tried all sorts of fads. From Vegetarian, to Paleo, and in between. I've come to believe that we've started to attach labels to the way people eat, and expectations on how people should eat. If we went back in time I think we would all find we should be more grateful for the abundance of food we have.
I love baking. I'm always creating new recipes as I find it difficult to follow recipes and not change them! My philosophy on food is eat real food. Over the years I've been vegetarian and paleo but find I need animal protein to sustain me, so I've found its less stress on me to eat wholesome food, mostly vegetarian with a little fish and chicken, but I'm learning to listen to what my body needs.
I prefer to avoid labelling how I eat, as I think it places unhealthy expectations on you and can encourage eating disorders. In my practice as a Health Coach and a Pharmacist I'm seeing young people restricting certain foods and struggling with lots of things. I've been there before. More on that another blog..
The Metamorphic Technique (MT) is a very safe, gentle and effective technique, which is neither a therapy nor a treatment. It involves different movements on the reflex points on the hands, feet and head to encourage personal development and self-healing through your own life-force, it’s beautifully relaxing too.
We heat our rooms using Infrared Heating up to 30 Degrees to help connective tissue within the body glide over them easily. Our aim is to keep the room at a temperature that promotes sweating as a great way of detoxing through the skin, which is the biggest organ of our body and to warm the body to keep the body supple, increasing joint mobility and flexibility.
"Breathe or you will die". Obviously the breath is important. On a day to day basis our autonomic nervous system controls our breath. That is, we breathe automatically. In yoga we ask you begin to pay attention to your breath. By bringing awareness to your breath you begin to connect the body and the mind.