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Well-being consults, and yoga & meditation classes now in Sri Lanka

Hello from Colombo!

After two weeks of downtime in my island home I am back online and offering in person consults and yoga classes. Stay tuned for updates!

There are wellness workshops, yoga classes, a limited number of ayurvedic consults and marma point treatments coming up. These are all beneficial to addressing specific issues and ailments ranging from sleep management, digestion, skin conditions, to stress and anxiety reduction as well as overall well-being.

I'll be consulting online and available in Sri Lanka until the end of July 2018. For bookings please click here and select the online option. 

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Lifestyle: balancing busy lives and self-care

Most of us today wear many hats – the family hat, the friend hat, the work hat, the study hat, the wellness hat, the explorer hat, and it goes on…

In my experience of talking to others about their everydays, what I most often tend to hear is that trying to juggle these identities and responsibilities leads to feeling overwhelmed or stressed, at varying levels. We’re always trying to do more, see more, be more. 

While most agree that taking time out and being kinder to yourself is the first step to wellness, what else is there? How else can we reshape our approach to wearing those hats with peace of mind? 

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Fruit crumble: a kapha friendly winter dessert recipe

Kapha dosha is increased in winter and the recommendation in managing this is to avoid anything overly sweet, heavy, sticky, oily… which rules out a lot of desserts! Here is a slightly sweet, spiced, warm and crumby dessert that you can happily indulge in this winter.

Ingredients: 

  • 5 cups fruit:  apples, blueberries, raspberries, pears

  • 2 cups apple juice

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon coriander powder

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Staying mindful in daily life: An observation

Balancing asanas can bring an amazing sense of freedom, strength and discipline but can be challenging – mostly for the mind. We pick a point to focus on but then the mental commentary starts, and rattles us!

Quite often we hear a lot of utterances of annoyance and frustration around us at this part of the practice too. Digging a bit deeper, this reveals a lot about our mental commentary or sense of ‘ahimsa’ (non-violence) toward ourselves, not just in practice,` but also in daily life. Practicing Ahimsa is one of the foundations of a well rounded yoga practice, and bringing our awareness to how this can be tested helps us develop not just our practice but also our inner peace and resilience. 

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