A Bit of Mindfulness for Today

Being mindful is just so important – I guess that’s clear to all of us. But how do we get there? How do we become more mindful? How can we be truly in the moment? In our daily life we are constantly distracted and more often than not, we have thoughts and worries either about the past or in the future. But life happens now! There are so many errands to run, boring tasks to get done that we often doubt whether there are enough hours in the day. However, even during these tasks, we can practise being mindful. 3 quick mindfulness tips for you to get started today: 1. The Waiting Game How often do we have to wait for something? Do you take the bus or train to work? Do you find yourself in queue or waiting in a coffee shop for your friends? Next time when you are in a situation in which you have to wait…

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The Throat Chakra – Introduction to the 7 Chakras

Throat Chakra aka Visshuddha Metal or Ether Element Throat Chakra Affirmation: “I speak freely and with confidence. It is now safe for me to express my feelings and to create the life I desire. Everything I do is an expression of Love.” The throat chakra is the first of the higher chakras which enhances your spirituality aspects. It is what propels you to seek your truths and find them. The throat chakra also enables you to express yourself freely. You find your voice and accept the intimate parts of yourself that make you unique when this chakra is at its optimum. The throat chakra links you to your integrity and honour. You speak the truth but you also listen intently to others, allowing them to feel safe and loved in your presence. If you’re especially negative or experience an excessive amount of self doubt, this chakra may need cleansing. Yoga poses that strengthen the chakra are: Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, Simhasana The throat…

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How to Reclaim Your Beauty With the Power of Nature

When I was a little girl, I saw my mom flipping through what seemed to me the coolest magazine ever, and there was a photo of a young woman smiling, with two slices of cucumber on her eyelids. As you can imagine, I was perplexed, so I asked why she was wearing them instead of makeup, and she said: “Because she knows she will be much more beautiful if Mother Nature cares for her skin, inside and out.” In addition to having such an incredible role model in my life, I’ve also come to realize that many women feel cheated out of their pure beauty because they relied on the pore-clogging, burdening modern products. So if you are looking to reunite with nature, feel in balance, and refresh your appearance, here is how you can start your cleansing adventure. Sunbathe Safely Enjoy those strolls on the beach and endless hours perusing your city streets with full protection from the sun’s…

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Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Do you remember the protagonist of the novel “Veronica Decides to Die” written by the celebrated author, Paolo Coelho? She takes such a drastic step in her life apparently for no reason at all. Well, though it may occur to you that it is a just a story but the issue that is highlighted here is being faced by millions of people from all over the world. Mental health plays one of the most significant roles in the case of our overall wellbeing and is, undoubtedly one of the most under-rated one. Studies have revealed that one in every four people, in the entire global arena, will face mental concerns at least one point in their life or the other. Almost, every day, we get bombarded with the diet plans, exercise programs as well as blog posts describing how important physical health is and what food, drinks and vitamin supplements to take and what to avoid. What is mostly ignored…

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How Spending Time in Nature Makes You a Happier Person

How often do you spend time in nature? If your life is anything like my crazy one, my guess is you are not spending nearly enough time in the great outdoors. The benefits of spending time in nature probably won’t come as much of a surprise. This is something that is quite intuitive and a bit obvious on the surface. However, you probably didn’t realize how much of a difference it makes to spend time in nature versus spending time in a city environment. In this article, I’m seeking to convince you that the benefits of walking in nature far outweigh purposeless walking in a city or urban environment. There are so many health benefits from going hiking or even a local stroll in the park. With more people now living in an urban environment than a rural environment, it is important that we take this topic serious. Here are three reasons why you need to start spending 20 minutes…

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