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My holistic guide to glowing skin
Posted on 18th October 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

My holistic guide to glowing skin

It was my birthday recently, which always gets me thinking about the saying “another year older, another year wiser”. Well I’m certainly older and this year I think I may be even a little wiser. Hitting my mid-forties, was a light-bulb moment, for me in terms of ageing. For once, instead of avoiding the question or fudging the answer, I’m actually feeling quite proud of announcing how old I am. I just turned 45 years old, if you’re curious, and I feel I am finally learning that age really is just a number.At 45, I’m as fit as I’ve ever been, I’m certainly stronger, I don’t have cellulite, my nails are strong, my abs are flat and my skin although obviously showing some signs of ageing is clearer and more...
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Wellness – too much of a good thing?
Posted on 20th September 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

Wellness – too much of a good thing?

Being obsessed with wellness is a good thing right? Or is it? We all know that obsessing about anything rarely ends well – even if those things are super healthy things like yoga poses or plant milks. Isn’t wellness supposed to be all about feeling positive and seeking balance - not about being perfect at everything health, exercise and nutrition-related? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we should stop seeking wellness, far from it, I am more committed than I have ever been to a leading a holistic life and sharing its benefits with others, I just think we might have become too fixated on curating a perfect wellness day for ourselves everyday. Somewhere along the way, amongst all the social media...
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Yoga & My Kids
Posted on 04th August 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

Yoga & My Kids

There’s a standing joke in our family that even the toys have their own yoga mats. This is actually true. One long, rainy day when we had exhausted all the usual painting/cooking/dress-up games we could think of, Amba (my youngest daughter, four at the time, now six) and I cut up one of my old yoga mats into eight, mini mats and had fun “teaching” a yoga class to her favourite cuddly animals. Unsurprisingly, they were exceptionally good at Downward Dog and we had fun giggling and memory-making along the way. This is typical of how yoga happens at our house. It’s about fun, getting everyone involved at a level they feel comfortable with and letting go of expectations of what yoga should look like. Another...
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What I pack for a yoga retreat
Posted on 28th June 2017, by Lucy Wakefield

What I pack for a yoga retreat

I find packing for any kind of holiday - even one I am really excited about going on - very stressful. What will the weather be like? How can I decide now what I want to be wearing in a week’s time? Will the vibe be more hippie or sport-luxe? Will I be practicing yoga exclusively or should I pack some workout kit too? Will I be expected to dress up in the evening? Should I squish everything into a carry-on or check a suitcase? Should I take my beloved yoga mat in a sling and risk endless security questions or pack a travel mat I can fold in my case? So much to think about…. To minimize the stress, I have created a list to help me pack wisely and lightly. We all know that less is more when it comes to...
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7 ways to stress less
Posted on 08th June 2017, by Calmia

7 ways to stress less

I’d like to think that I’m pretty in tune with my wellbeing needs – I know when I need to slow down, when I need to boost my body with extra nutrients, when I need to nurture myself with yoga, not challenge it with weights and I can detect depletion pretty far in advance of actually running myself down – but recently, despite my usual spidey-senses, I’ve been feeling more emotional and stressed out than usual and it’s building up into an anxiety and low-level wellness concerns and health problems. From not feeling hungry to drinking too much coffee, from over-exercising to late night email checking, my normal balanced routine has become unsettled. The result - mouth ulcers, uncharacteristic headaches,...
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The yoga kit that keeps me flowing
Posted on 17th May 2017, by Calmia

The yoga kit that keeps me flowing

Maybe, you’re ready to start self-practice and need to invest in your own kit of yoga essentials? Perhaps you’ve been meaning to get your own mat for a while and or have been thinking that one of those yoga belts you’ve been using in class to achieve tricky binds would be handy. Coming home after a long day to the welcoming sight of your very own yoga mat nestling in the corner of the room, will fill you with a sense of serenity before you even begin to unroll it and the feelgood satisfaction of having your own wellness tool kit will help keep you motivated and on track for sure. So to help with you decide which products to choose, here is a list of the yoga essentials I’m relying on at the moment to...
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