Have you ever had an injury such as a sore lower back, shoulder, digestive issue etc that has hung around for a while? You may have had conventional treatment but it just doesn’t seem to heal. The reason why often an injury will not heal long term is because we haven’t dealt with the underlying root cause of why the ill has happened in the first place. Until the root cause is addressed the condition will never truly heal.
By Alexandra Plane and Donna Nolan.
December is upon us and once again doesn’t it feel like it has come around quickly?
As we enter into the end of year festive holiday season, it is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on the choices (our lifestyle choices and all others) we have made throughout the year and how all those choices have affected the quality of year we have had, where we are at and how our bodies are feeling.
If you turn on the TV or look in the magazines during October you see all things PINK – it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This has naturally led to a personal sharing on my reflections of going through breast cancer 8 years ago.
By Alexandra Plane and Donna Nolan.
The focus for our last couple of blogs has been around our sleep and evening rhythms, therefore in this blog we felt to bring some awareness around the importance of establishing a nurturing, self-loving morning rhythm when looking at deepening our health and overall well being.
The quality we choose of how we are with ourselves upon waking can set ourselves up for the type of day we are about to embark upon. Have you ever noticed that if you get out of bed grumpy or racy, then that can easily become the flavour of your day?
By Donna Nolan and Alexandra Plane.
We come across many clients in our clinics and at our yoga classes who have difficulty sleeping, insomnia being the most common form of sleep disorder complaint. They may find it hard to know how to get to sleep, or they may be able to get to sleep however then wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep.
Good quality sleep is super important for our overall health and wellbeing.
To practise meditation, you don’t need to sit for hours a day. It really can be as simple as setting aside 5 – 15 minutes a day.
Choose a time of the day when you can sit or lie comfortably without being disrupted. Begin with bringing your awareness to your breath. Start to focus on feeling your breath through your nostrils.
Meditation and mindfulness are certainly buzz words at the moment and when we hear them we may quietly say to ourselves “yes I must do that, supposedly it’s good for me”. But do you know what the purpose of meditation is and why would we put effort into learning how to do this?
By Donna Nolan.
Yoga is the practice of connecting to the innate preciousness, tenderness, beauty and stillness that we already are and resides within us all.
Yoga for breast cancer is about re learning as a woman how to connect to our inner beauty and stillness – to live a life of true joy and harmony.
Embarking on the road of chemotherapy treatment for cancer can be a difficult and trying time for anyone to endure. Having been through chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer just over 5 years ago, here are some tips that I can offer to support you through treatment.
Commonly today, the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions yoga is the postures or exercises. However, yoga is more than this.
In essence, yoga is about how to be with our self in any given moment in a quality of energy that is true in connection.
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About Donna Nolan
Donna Nolan has a love of supporting people to reconnect with their body through yoga, meditation, massage and the Esoteric Therapies. With over 17 years experience as a practitioner, she is dedicated to true health and wellbeing.
About Alexandra Plane
As a complementary health practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor Alexandra Plane is known for her gentle nature, love for people and deep integrity. Alexandra’s love and dedication is towards bringing deep care back into people’s life and the community.