Yoga and Ayurveda

Explore, grow and thrive through every breath and movement. 
Ayurveda and Gut Health: The Roles of Agni, Ama and Ojas May 07, 2024

Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming a new group of students into my Ayurveda coaching program. One of the first topics we delved into was gut health, specifically through the lens of Ayurveda and its relationship with the doshas. It's always fascinating to see the surprise on...

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Busting Yoga Myths: Understanding Yoga's True Essence Mar 26, 2024

We're living in a time where it's super easy to get mixed messages about pretty much anything. Search for info on a food item, and you'll find reasons to both eat it and avoid it like the plague. Yoga isn't immune to this confusion either. There are loads of myths floating around - from who's...

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Meditation: Making Peace with your Thoughts Feb 20, 2024

I turn 42 this month. I like to reflect on my life thus far before I look forward to another year around the sun. 

As I get older (and hopefully wiser!), I am starting to feel a sense of contentment I have never felt before. I know that life has its ebbs and flows, and feeling happy right...

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Reset: 30 Min Yoga Flow Jan 07, 2024

Happy New Year HAPI Community! 

I'm excited to share our first practice for 2024 - a rejuvenating 30-minute Yoga session titled "Reset." This video is more than just a practice; it's an invitation to hit the pause button, reconnect, and set the tone for a year filled with positive...

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The Art of Conserving Energy Nov 21, 2023

With the end of 2023 almost upon us, we might be left wondering where the time has gone?

We may start to put off the things we have been wanting to do all year long (cos we also didn’t have the time back then right?) in the hopes that we can relax, and reset come the new year.

We will get...

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Relax & Restore with Yoga Nidra Sep 15, 2023

If you find yourself struggling through restorative practices such as lying down for 5 mins in relaxation, breathwork or meditation in a Yoga class, then this guided practice is ideal for you. 

Let's face it, trying to relax when you are in a heightened state, is difficult. 

There is...

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Postponing Joy Aug 03, 2023

At the end of every month, I take some time out to reflect on the theme of my classes, how it was received by my students and if there is anything I can do better next time.

July was all about Joy.

We moved and stretched our bodies in fun and playful ways with plenty of laughter sprinkled in...

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Oil Pulling: Ancient Practice for Oral Health Jun 21, 2023

Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic technique, has gained significant popularity in recent years as a natural remedy for oral health. It involves swishing oil in the mouth for several minutes to draw out toxins and improve oral hygiene. Ayurveda views the mouth as the gateway to the body and...

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Ayurveda for Stronger Immunity Jun 12, 2023

As I write this, I am sitting on my couch with a slight cold and my 8-year-old resting on my lap with a bad cough and fever. She rarely gets sick, so it’s unusual for us to see her looking so miserable. Of course, getting sick comes with the perks of EXTRAS: lots of relaxing with extra TV...

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Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma) May 12, 2023

 

Alternate Nostril breathing is powerful practice in yoga that has amazing benefits for the body and mind. As its name suggests, it involves alternating the breath between the left and right nostrils.

This practice helps balance the two hemispheres of the brain and regulate the flow of...

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Guided Relaxation: The Benefits of Rest Mar 28, 2023

 How often do you take time out to rest? Not sleep. REST.

Yes, there is a difference. Rest is when we intentionally take time out from our busy lives to recharge and refocus. It is a state of inactivity, 

It is a lost art to be able to sit and be idle.

To allow your mind to get bored...

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