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Mindfulness & Meditation

An Easy 10-Step Moving Meditation

This moving meditation is my basic variation of the classical yoga Sun Salutation flow. It is suitable for 5yrs+ and for even the stiffest of practitioners with a few easy modifications (see ‘How To’ and videos below). It heats up the body, strengthens the heart and lungs and all the major muscle groups from head to toe. It is a cardiovascular exercise that will stretch and tone muscle, and burn fat. However there are a few things to remember to make this a moving meditation and not just another exercise

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditating on Fading Art: How To Use a Buddha Board

Searching online for some different mindfulness or meditation tools I could use with my clients with ADHD, Autism and special needs, I ended up coming across something that is now one of my own TOP 3 meditation techniques (watch the VIDEO of me using it below, but excuse my rubbish art!)
For €30.00 on Amazon I discovered the Buddha Board, where whatever you paint on it with water, slowly fades away and can be endlessly re-used.

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Daily Life

Neti Kriya Video: How To Use a Neti Pot To Naturally Cleanse Your Nose

Especially good for those with sinus issues, Jala Neti Kriya is a natural and pure way to clean the nasal passage. An ancient Ayurvedic tradition, the word ‘kriya’ refers to a cleansing process usually practiced in the morning. ‘Jala’ means ‘water’ in Hindi, and ‘neti’ is the pot which is used to perform this kriya.

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Teaching Yoga

Making Yoga Classes more Beneficial and Appealing to Men

..what struck me was two things as I observed the class. Is this really the way to do arm balances and strength work in yoga, and does this appeal to men? When I went into a couple of fantastic classes last year in the Los Angeles area, I realised that yoga is essentially or has become sexist…

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Daily Life

Banana, Maple & Cinnamon Muffins – gluten & dairy free

If you’re looking for a grain and dairy free banana muffin with a twist, then these are for you! I make a lot of banana bread and muffins so I wanted to try something a little different. I’ve made these with a cream cheese and honey center but I wanted to try something different for those that don’t do dairy at all. And these were a huge success!

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Daily Life

Strawberry & Basil Foam Recipe

For those who have been waiting for this recipe since my Instagram photo, here it is! You will need a good blender that can handle frozen fruit, but besides that it takes 7 minutes and tastes delicious! Great as a gluten and dairy free dessert or snack

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Daily Life

Healthy + Easy Cottage Cheese Salad

There are plenty of other veggies or fruit you can add to this recipe, even herbs or spices. But this is my favourite go-to recipe and it only takes 5 minutes to wack up. It’s ridiculously SIMPLE!

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Mindfulness & Meditation

The Easiest Way To Practice Mindfulness

There are things you do every day that become part of your weekly routine. Neurologically these everyday tasks become short linked so that you’re not wasting unnecessary time and brain energy. For instance, think back to the first time you were ever taught to brush your teeth or ride a bicycle. If your muscles and brain had to work that hard each time to recall how to perform these actions, you’d only get 4 things done a day! Therefore these daily activities become automatic and we often find that we’re off thinking about other things, or not even paying attention, when driving or washing etc.

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Daily Life

Mindful Activities: Easy D.I.Y Festive Decorations

Switch off the T.V and put down the electronic devices! These cheap and easy homemade decoration ideas can be quiet mindful exercises for your child to focus on, or bonding time if you want to join in! Have fun making some Christmas decorations this season, but make sure they’re being done with intention and love! Avoid a time with a lot of distractions, except perhaps nice background music, or of course connected conversation between those doing the activities. AND these ideas can also be modified for different celebrations throughout the year!

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditate Watching Your Favourite T.V Show

This is a great mindful/meditative exercise to do peacefully alone or with children! There is a misconception that meditation has to be done sitting in a crossed legged position, in silence, while clearing the mind. The purpose of meditation is to still the mind to a point of focus, and keep returning it to that anchor, each time you get distracted. The points of focus are usually your breath, the repetition of a mantra, candle flame, sensations in the body etc. But whatever your anchor to the present moment is, this can be a lot easier said than done.

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Infertility and Stress: Why Yoga is Being Prescribed by Doctors

And as a result of the rise of infertility, conventional medicine has made great strides in drugs to induce ovulation, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and surgery to correct anatomical problems in men and women. However, studies have now shown that the use of assisted reproductive technology can have very negative effects, on top of the enormous dent it can put in your wallet.

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Daily Life

7 mins Yoga for a Better Love Life

Both men and women will benefit from this short bedroom friendly yoga sequence. Follow the poses below taking 5 long breaths in one. Have sex on day 1. Do the sequence DAILY. Have sex on day 10, and I’ll eat my pants if you’re not feeling more flexible in bed!

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindful Family Journals

If the family is feeling a bit disconnected or you think some members need to come back to basics and prioritize, family mindfulness journals are a good way to go about it. Don’t worry there’s actually not a lot of writing involved and

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Mindfulness & Meditation

The Most Important 8 Seconds during Pregnancy

Most people are rushing about their stressful lives disconnected from themselves, those that matter to them and the present moment. During the time a woman is pregnant, is the best reminder of the love and respect she needs to have for herself, taking in and appreciating the present moment mindfully.

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Yoga & Pranayama

3 Reasons Boys Hate Yoga

What child wouldn’t love to imagine a magical secret garden filled with their favourite animals, and then act it out? So why do little boys HATE doing yoga so much?!

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Yoga & Pranayama

How To Stand Up Paddle and SUP Yoga

How to on Stand Up Paddle and SUP Yoga. Out in the water there is no laptop or mobile device. There is no cooking or cleaning that can be done! It’s just you, your board and the nature.

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