A Yogafied Blog

Simple, Safe Yoga Asanas For Pregnancy And Beyond

Posted 17 April, 2016
Article 68
Before falling pregnant, you might never have dreamed of stepping foot inside a yoga studio full of lycra-clad deep-breathing hippies. However there’s something about the journey of pregnancy and motherhood that can kick-start a quest for greater wellbeing and vitality in our bodies. Naturally we want to start feeling the best we’ve ever felt, and for the first time in our lives it’s not just about us, but about our growing baby as well.
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Attracting A Great Relationship

Posted 11 March, 2016
Article 65
A common question/complaint I hear regularly from coaching clients and friends is why they haven’t been able to attract a great romantic relationship. As somebody who was single for the greater part of her twenties, I can definitely empathise. So much pressure from society to fit in, often coupled with poisonous self comparison, can lead to a toxic tape of self blame which can get stuck in the music player on repeat. It seems like the longer we go without that special someone, the more we reaffirm to ourselves those old stories which could all be titled ‘Why I’m not good enough’.
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Be Pure

Posted 8 February, 2016
Article 64
Last week I went to listen to clinical nutritionist Ben Warren of ‘Be Pure’ fame speak at one of his several North Island talks.

Before committing to this event, I had sporadically seen Ben’s ‘sponsored’ words of wisdom creeping up on my Facebook feed. However, a recent bout of low iron and B12 through pregnancy peaked my interest.

A few friends had shared Ben’s thoughts on Facebook, and with a following of nearly 25,000 people, I wanted to find out for myself what all the fuss was about.
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Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

Posted 9 January, 2016
Article 63
If I asked you to describe for me your ‘dream life’ how easy do you think that would be? Seriously think about it for a moment. Imagine sitting down in front of your computer screen with the home page open to Google and typing in anything you want. Like you’ve won Lotto, but that influx of wealth can be applied to any part of your life – the perfect adoring partner, a successful business, home ownership, a best-selling book, rekindled friendship… If you’re in a great place right now, perhaps there are already aspects of your life that are ‘as good as it gets’. Bravo. However, for many of us there will be certain areas of our experience – relationships, wellbeing, career, finances, spirituality or connection with self – that could do with some extra magic.
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Placenta Encapsulation - Miracle Cure or Voodoo?

Posted 16 December, 2015
Article 58
Moments after the birth of my son, our beautiful midwife was very keen to give me a detailed biology lecture on the state of our shared organ – the magical placenta. As I looked across the thinly splayed placenta, I couldn’t help but notice it’s similarity to beef cheek or some other kind of pummelled red mound in the fridge at Countdown. It had been a day of extremes and I didn’t want to spend too much time looking at it. She had it bundled away and later that year after a lengthy sojourn at the back of the freezer (clearly marked “PLACENTA DO NOT EAT”) we took it to a sacred place for us and buried it under a sapling.
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Gratitude Is A Beautiful Thing

Posted 9 December, 2015
Article 54
The music and literature of Christmas is imbued with the not-so-subtle message that the festive season is a time of giving and thanks. But you only need to cast an eye around our society to see that for the majority of us, especially children, Christmas has become mostly about acquiring.
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