Madrid born Nuria Schneider came to yoga via a serendipitous route.
Ibiza yoga instructor Monica Costa is one of those people whose smile starts in the chin and works all the way up to her eyes…
No1 Rosemary Water boasts a refreshing flavour that is tasty and also good for you.
The end of the season and the change from summer to winter means feelings of exhaustion for many – in Ibiza, throughout Europe and beyond….
Feeling endlessly aching shoulders, sore neck and back or suffer from persistent headaches? Do you work – standing up or at a computer – for long periods of time, stressed to the max and feel like your body is on overdrive, just desperately needing to STOP? Are you experiencing that I-can’t-get-a-good-night’s-sleep-until-it’s-all-over tiredness?
When we are feeling these aches and pains, over-active thoughts, or just out of physical and mental sorts, it is best to call in the professionals to massage away the stresses and strains plus mental and physical pains. Read more
Do you sometimes feel emotions or energy that are stuck in your body or have the same annoying, frustrating thoughts running around and around in your mind? Are you a perfectionist, sometimes to the detriment of your work-life balance and wellbeing? Would you love to really, really dance but don’t feel comfortable in clubs and parties – whether from self-consciousness or being worried about looking out of place?
5Rhythms Dance is an amazing way to dance, baby dance, to really, truly surrender to the rhythms and naturally and healthily – and without a drop of alcohol! A dancing meditation created by Gabrielle Roth in the 1960s, it is taught by many different practitioners in workshops around the world as a way to explore the energy of your emotions in a freeing, opening and enabling release.
Do you sit in a chair at your laptop for most of the day or drive for long periods of time? Do you sometimes feel as though emotions are blocked, you are stifled in expressing yourself or you are lacking in sexual energy?
According to Hindu philosophy, Kundalini – or Kundalini Energy – is a concentrated coil of life force energy, lying dormant like a serpent at the base of our spines. This serpent, which can be seen in many Hindu scriptures and yogic texts is considered to be female and positioned between our 1st (base) and 2nd, (sexual or creative) Chakras. When we feel blocked, mentally, physically, sexually or creatively, we need to open them up – in order for ideas, wellbeing, inspiration and energy to flow.
In our often far too sedentary lifestyles, unless we can dance out the stiffness (yes – dancing all night in Ibiza IS good for you!), we need to find another way to free up our energy.
Whether you are already practicing Yoga or want to enhance and deepen your current practice, Kundalini Yoga is a powerful, physical and meditative practice, beginning and ending with mantras and specific sets of exercises that focus on opening up our life energy to flow.
Our hips (on either side of the first two Chakras) are where our creative, Kundalini energy is stored and best point to work with to help us open up and unlock…
One of the key elements of Kundalini Yoga focuses on hip opening. On a physical level, as Kundalini Yoga teacher Dunk Campbell explains, the pelvic area is the framework for the psoas muscle, essentially our core. When the solar plexus is tight from stress, the psoas muscle overcompensates and the hips become tighter. Fundamentally, when there are unresolved emotional issues, the hips tighten and create an even greater blockage to our creative expression and fulfilling our life purpose and goals.
The Chair Pose (detailed step-by-step below) is a great way to begin and end your day, plus an ideal way to take healthy breaks away from your computer. Further benefits include fat burning to promote healthy weight loss, improvement of sexual health, virility and vitality plus it is a superb Yoga posture for toning thighs!
*Stand and place your feet shoulder width apart, with toes pointing outwards.
*Lean forward until your back is parallel to the ground.
*Reach down and grasp your ankles, so that the elbows are passing through the inside of your knees.
*Keep your head up and begin long, deep breathing, feeling the breath fill your stomach and then gently release for a count of four.
You can practice this pose anywhere from 15 seconds to three minutes. Start slowly, and build your time up steadily. Be especially careful with your knees and only bend down as far as feels comfortable. It is possible to do a modified version of this pose by standing against a wall and working your way lower as your legs get stronger, a technique also used in physiotherapy.
To experience Kundalini Yoga sessions for individuals, couples or groups, contact email@example.com.
What is the most accessible, affordable, hands-on healing that is fundamentally free to experience and enjoy? Hugs! Yes, really – hugging has been identified as a core human need, increasingly acknowledged that touch, which sustains our bodies in vibrant health – is vital for our personal wellbeing.
Giving ourselves love is the most basic nourishment we need as human beings, every single day of our lives. Touch is an essential part of allowing love to flow between ourselves and others. When we are babies we instinctively know this and cry in demand to be touched – to be picked up, held and nourished.
Have you ever suffered from an accident or experience that hurt your back? Do you have excessive tension in the shoulders, neck and other parts of your body? Do you ever find yourself reacting – almost painfully – to certain situations and events that seem to trigger off something deeper, that you feel mentally and physically?
It all begins with a pulse deep within…
Do you have deep-rooted back or shoulder problems that massage only temporarily relieves? Have you suffered migraines and headaches or found yourself experiencing insomnia, with worries, anxieties and stressful thoughts keeping you awake?
Rather than popping another pill to temporarily treat the problem, Acupuncture is an ancient complimentary medicine that works by inserting needles to help cure the symptoms.