Monika Maurer

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WannabeYogi Tips for Yoga Beginners

11 January 2019 |

Still mulling it over? As a postscript to last week’s guide to yoga styles I thought it might be helpful to lay down a few pointers if you are still finding going to a yoga class daunting. Yoga is an incredible tool that will not only help make you fitter,…

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WannabeYogi Guide to Yoga Styles

28 December 2018 |

Back to Basics I can’t be the only one breathing a sigh of relief now it’s nearly January. It feels as if there’s one final push now to take us through to the New Year. Although I love December and all its Christmas sparkle, I welcome the quiet introspection that…

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‘Tis the Season: Festive Yoga

14 December 2018 |

Now that it’s December and it feels natural to be lighting candles and perhaps seeking a bit of calm in the manic build-up to Christmas, I thought it might be useful to take a look at restorative yoga and how it can help during this busy time.

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Bone Broth: The Ultimate Recipe

30 November 2018 |

In my previous post I promised you a recipe to make the best, collagen-boosting broth: so here it is. (Don’t worry, any vegans out there can skip straight to the end). If you were paying any attention at all to my earlier ramblings (and I absolutely don’t blame you if…

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Collagen: The Facts

23 November 2018 |

It’s everywhere Collagen is the most abundant natural protein in our bodies, making up around 30% of our body mass. I’ve written before about how collagen is the plumping agent in our skin responsible for its strength and elasticity and how our body’s production of it drops off around 1%…

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Skip to It

09 November 2018 |

Want to get fit quick? Skipping is not just great cardiovascular exercise but also helps prevent osteoporosis. Want to find out other benefits? Read on.

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Five ways to bone health

26 October 2018 |

We all know the many benefits of a plant-based diet. In terms of health and sustainability it’s better for your body, as well as the planet. In addition to that, it’s also an excellent way of practising Ahimsa, the Buddhist principle of non-harm. But one thing that concerns me about…

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Hum yourself to sleep

12 October 2018 |

Is it just me or is everyone exhausted these days? I recently wrote a post about undoing in yoga. It seems to me as I grow ever more busy in my life, less is definitely more. If there’s one thing I have learnt by practising a more mindful form of…

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Vitamin D: Sunshine Vitamin

28 September 2018 |

As we have now moved beyond the autumn equinox and seem to be charging inexorably towards the dark days of winter I thought I’d take a look at Vitamin D, otherwise known as the “sunshine vitamin”. What is it, how do we get it and how much of it do we need?

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City Living and Mental Wellbeing

07 September 2018 |

Want to know how to prevent what researchers call “directed attention fatigue” in city dwellers? New research shows how Mother Nature can help.

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