wellbeing

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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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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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Doing vs. Undoing in Yoga?

24 August 2018 |

In our busy lives these days we always seem to need to be doing something. Keeping busy. Getting stuff done. Ticking things off our list. In a similar way, if we like yoga – and we like the way it makes us feel in our bodies – we often like…

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Katsu curry with rice

Vegan Katsu Curry

10 August 2018 |

We all know that a vegetarian way of life is a better way: better for your health, better for the planet and, as yogis know, is one way of practising Ahimsa, the Buddhist practice of non-harm. In the Wannabe household – as I’m sure it does in many households across the…

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Looxa Notebooks

27 July 2018 |

The lovely people at Looxa got in touch with me recently and I was gifted a couple of their yoga notebooks. There’s a set of four to choose from: yin yoga, vinyasa yoga, ashtanga yoga primary series and ashtanga yoga intermediate series. So something for everyone. Recycled Made from recycled…

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Samskaras: Time for a Shake Up?

20 July 2018 |

As the school summer holidays are now upon us and I can kiss goodbye to any routine I might profess to have, I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to look at samskaras. As a creature of habit, I love a routine and the knowledge of what I’ll be…

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