In the spirit of Throwback Thursday today on my blog I'm sharing an article I wrote for the top U.S. lifestyle media brand Mind Body Green, inspired by my experience back and forth from London to Los Angeles for my father on hospice care. Some of you may or may not be familiar with the powerful benefits of yoga. Today's blog gives a glimpse into how this powerful practice can help you through a crisis. The original article can be found here.
"I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I'm here to tell you that the way to a moe productive, more inspired, more joyful life is: getting enough sleep." ~ Arianna Huffington
In the spirit of throwback Thursday I'm sharing an article I wrote for Mind Body Green. The original article can be found here.
Yoga can help alleviate physical aches and calm mental/emotional stress, both of which help us get a good night’s sleep. This simple yoga sequence is appropriate for just about everyone. It's designed to increase flexibility in the lower body while supporting the low back in a supine position (lying down).
Nine years ago I was inspired by this beautiful yogini, Tara Lee, who helped me find and instil peace and strength during both my pregnancies. She radiates such calm and joy and I would always think to myself "I want some of that! How do I get that?" And it was because of her I was inspired to continue and explore yoga as a student and eventually teacher. It was an honour and pleasure to have spoken with Tara this week. And it's no secret why she's notably "one of the top 5 teachers in the UK today" (Evening Standard). Through yoga, Tara is changing the experience of motherhood—and life—for women throughout the U.K. and abroad. For those of you interested in practicing with Tara keep reading for a chance to win one of her award-winning DVDs!
Three years ago, I attended my first ever wellness retreat. As I’m writing this a day before attending a wellness retreat, in my hometown of Los Angeles, 6,000 miles away from my new home of Barcelona, I’m reminded and inspired by the life-changing benefits of retreats.
"At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu
It wasn't always about Om-ing, buying organic and being a vegetarian in my life. Twelve years ago, in Los Angeles B.C. (Before Children), on the outside I definitely looked as if I had it all - and in many ways I did. I had the financial freedom as a Real Estate entrepreneur, following a budding Entertainment career, owned a condo in one of the top Westside cities by the beach, drove a European convertible and was mother to two adorable Yorkshire puppies. So I was happy right? No. That could not have been further from the truth. It took time, dedication and investing in myself to learn how to steer a better course and live more mindfully.
Imagine starting your morning as you greet the sun shining down your face, with the fresh breeze against your skin, and the sound of birdsong energising you for the day ahead. Envision yourself having the space and time out of your normal routine to 'just be" and do whatever YOU want that will nourish YOUR soul. Consider meeting other like-minded people from around the world - where you're free to explore and connect in a city steeped with history, culture and beauty. Ponder the feeling of sand on your feet as you walk towards a private boat for your Mediterranean Sea tour. Anticipate learning new and healthy ways to shift your energy, change your perspective and transform your life. Imagine ending your day as the sun sets down on your face, with the night breeze against your skin, and the city sounds coming to a blissful end.
Did you FEEL that as you began to imagine yourself on retreat? Well you can!
Join me for my Spring retreat this May 21st - 25th. It's not too late to experience the richness of Barcelona and the healing, transformative work that allowed me and others to live a more fulfilling life.
Here is just some of what my students and clients experienced working with me after they said "YES" to invest in themselves - their health and well-being: