Live from the heart

Lately this has been my intention every time I land on my yoga mat: practice from the heart. The more I practice this on the mat, the more space, openness & possibility I create to live from the heart (rather than from the head!), too.   What does it really mean to ‘live from the heart?’ …
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LOVE

Hey everyone,   Lately, love and what it really means to me has been on my mind. I recently did a yoga class at a big event with over 400 yogis practicing around me. I was next to some of my closest friends, and was taught by an instructor whose passion and love is at …
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How to set goals & make them happen

It is so important for us to sit in gratitude and acceptance of where we’re at right now in our lives – work, relationships, home environment – but also important to know what’s ahead and where we’re going. We should always be looking forward – keeping an open gaze on what we’re working towards, progressing …
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My favourite titles – 8 books on ED recovery, self-love & spirituality

Hi everyone,   I have had a few requests lately for books I’d recommend reading that I found helpful on my journey towards eating disorder recovery, and books that continue to inspire me towards my journey of self-love, body acceptance & spirituality.   So here it is! This list is definitely not exhaustive, so please …
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Living your truth

First of all, it takes courage to be the person we really are – especially in a world that constantly sends us messages about who we should be.   Living your truth means living authentically. It means living the life YOU want, rather than a life based on the expectation of others. You are true …
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The gift of darkness

There is no one, not one person who will never experience some kind of struggle or difficulty in life. It is guaranteed that things will shake us, things will challenge us, and people will hurt us – and this is really all part of what it means to be human and what it means to …
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Change – the only thing you can count on

Hi everyone,   It’s been a little while. It’s been a very busy month & April was perhaps one of the most challenging I can remember ever experiencing. It has also been a month of incredible learning, growth and moving forward.   In Australia it is autumn, and physically, emotionally, and energetically a time for …
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Yoga, eating disorder recovery & positive body image

How is yoga helpful for eating disorder recovery and creating a more positive body image?   Research is finding positive effects from yoga in eating disorder treatment. One study conducted at the Seattle Children’s Hospital showed that therapeutically informed yoga significantly reduced eating disorder symptoms, anxiety, and depression among adolescents.   Well-known clinical psychologist, Melody …
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Yoga for Recovery course starting May 2016!

Happy Easter long-weekend Monday everyone!   Love Body Yoga is excited to share with you that we will be offering all you Sydney area-based followers a… 6-week Yoga for Recovery course!   What is this course all about? Love Body Yoga’s programs are designed to support individuals who struggle with food and body image challenges …
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Mindfulness – why does it matter?

‘Mindfulness’ has become a bit of a buzz word lately… but what does it mean and what does it matter?   Mindfulness is known to be an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness allows us to become consciously aware of the ‘here-and-now’, & …
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