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Aromatherapy Products

The use of essential oils for therapeutic and cosmetic use has become mainstream in recent times. With a multitude of aromatherapy products to choose from, which ones stand out from the 'crowd'? What are the real benefits of using products with essential oils? Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.com How are Essential Oils Created? Essential oils… Continue reading Aromatherapy Products

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Exercise – I hate it, so I found a solution.

When you live in a hot climate, exercising is hard. The will to jog or pump iron in the blistering heat of a steamy summer's day, is almost impossible to find. Adder Rock Entering my fifth decade, I discovered that if I didn’t exercise regularly and followed my ever increasing sedentary lifestyle, my body and… Continue reading Exercise – I hate it, so I found a solution.

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Booted Out of Bikram

A while back I attended two classes in Bikram Yoga. This is yoga performed in a hot room. Source: https://www.wetravel.com/ You see, I love a good sauna, and I like yoga.... perfect combination? Right? WRONG! Classically trained on and off for the past 30 or so years in Iyengar/ Hatha yoga as a recreational pursuit… Continue reading Booted Out of Bikram

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Ways to Reduce Stress

"Meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. Meditation has also been studied specifically for its effects on stress." With a simple string of beads, you can employ this technique as a quick pick me up through the day, allowing you to reduce stress in the most beneficial way possible.

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Be a Warrior Every Morning – Fight the Aging Process

I find getting older, our bodies begin to show signs of wear and tear. One way to combat the ageing process is to maintain a regular stretching regime. Our bodies love to stretch and it is the best and most natural activity to do when we first get up in the mornings.

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Therapeutic Hunger – when it is good not to finish all on your plate!

Therapeutic Hunger: Necessary for good health

I want to coin this term “Therapeutic Hunger” (TH), to differentiate it from the hunger that is associated with problem issues like famine, poverty and eating disorders.

“Therapeutic Hunger” (TH) is residual hunger that is still left when we don’t eat stomach full. When we finish meals, and have eaten just the right quantity of food, that we don’t feel full. This sweet hunger is very therapeutic, as it helps optimise digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, and enough space for elimination of waste.