Shakti Mat: What on Earth are They for?

14th May 2021

Here’s a little something about me — I love me a new wellness trend.

Whenever I discover something new in the world of health and wellness, from celery juice cleanses all the way to shamanic plant medicines, I have to try it out.

So when I started hearing more and more about the shakti mat — also known as acupressure mat — which has exploded in popularity over the last few years, I had to get my hands on one.

Silent Retreat: the Best Meditation Retreats in the World

7th May 2021

Sitting in stillness for just a few minutes each day can help cope with stress and anxiety, live a more balanced life and enhance relationships, both with oneself and with others. Meditation classes in a dedicated meditation center can be a good place to start if you’re finding the idea of meditating on your own for the first time a little daunting. I personally use Headspace and I love it. If you’ve already been initiated and are ready to try your first ever silent retreat, yaaaassssss!

It Takes Two, Baby: Yoga Poses for Two People

2nd May 2021

Friends, couples, random people you meet in the park — there’s nothing quite like the bonding experience of partner yoga poses. And with a second lockdown looming and people looking for things to do at home, these yoga poses for two people will give you an afternoon of fun and a good stretch. These are also great couple yoga poses for those looking for a new bonding experience. Get yer grabby-grab-grab on for yoga poses for 2!

Yoga Asana Series: Bhujangasana aka Cobra Pose

28th April 2021

Full name: BHUJANGASANA = COBRA POSE
Bhujanga = snake or cobra*
Asana = pose
(pronunciation: booj-ahn-GAHS-anna)

* The direct Sanskrit translation of bhujanga is snake. However, as cobras are common in India, and the form of bhujangasana is said to look like a cobra with a flared hood, it is translated as cobra for the position in yoga.

Why You Should Practise Bhujangasana

Bhujangasana

The problem with Kuta Lombok

27th April 2021

I arrived in Kuta Lombok Indonesia full of expectations, after hearing so many tales of unspoiled paradise from friends and trusted acquaintances. When I go somewhere I’m this hyped up about, reality doesn’t always match the expectations: it happened in the Perhentian Islands, it happened in Hawaii and it nearly happened in Koh Phangan. Unfortunately, it also happened in Kuta Lombok.

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I stuck around for a few days to explore the surrounding areas with a scooter, in search of the magic I’d heard so much about.

Ethical Clothes: My Favourite Brands

16th April 2021

It’s great to see that people are becoming more mindful of the planet and its inhabitants. More and more, people are choosing to invest a little more money in their material possessions and take home ethical clothing brands among other efforts like ethical banking to help save Mother Earth.

Ethical Clothing Brands

As I read somewhere recently, there is no such thing as cheap clothes – someone somewhere is paying the price. So today, let’s talk about my favourite ethical clothes.

The Best 2021 Retreats for Couples

13th April 2021

Couples who travel together stay together – as the old saying goes. Although I’m not quite a prime example of that myself. So how about going on retreats for couples together?

Not only does a couple holiday allow you to create some amazing memories with your other half, but it also helps to increase communication, trust and intimacy in a relationship. Especially if the trip you’re taking is a specialised retreat for couples.

What is Jamu? And a Jamu recipe

10th April 2021

As you might have guessed from the number of blog posts that are already piled up here about Bali, I absolutely love it. A LOT. And for many reasons. The one I’ll be discussing today is Jamu, this traditional Indonesian medicinal drink that looks a bit like mango juice and that you might have seen popping up on several warung menus or in baskets on the head of the Jamu Gendong, these women roaming the streets selling their precious potions to the locals every morning.