Understanding our contemporary ‘detox drivers’

Across health/wellness industry media platforms there are reminders, tips, recipes, warnings, in-depth studies and dire diagnoses regarding detoxification. I often overhear people saying things like, “I had such a big weekend. I really need to detox”. Frequently in my yoga classes and through online platforms I get asked questions about detox. There are numerous potions, … Continue reading Understanding our contemporary ‘detox drivers’

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Ramadan yoga flow: Aid detox and energise metabolism

Ramadan is a time of reflection, prayer, community and detoxification. It can be quite taxing on the body, however, and there is little opportunity over the day for healthy exercise. Although due rest is a necessary component in a fasting/detox diet, it is advisable that you do not become weakened and emaciated through the process. … Continue reading Ramadan yoga flow: Aid detox and energise metabolism

Yoga Mudras

Aspects of yoga philosophy are concentrated on the relational patterns between different areas on the hand and fingers and parts of the brain. Like the study of reflexology on the feet, the hands have been found to be highly sensitive and concentrated areas of neural and energy pathways and meridians. It has become custom in … Continue reading Yoga Mudras

Beneath Bamboo Mountain: Retreat in the Drakensberg

This past weekend I was invited to join a mediation retreat at Dharmagiri in the Drakensberg Mountain Range. Dharmagiri is situated close to Underberg, which is a small town in the dairy and cattle farming region in the Southern Drakensberg that runs through the Umzimkulu River valley at the foot of the Hlogoma Peak (‘place … Continue reading Beneath Bamboo Mountain: Retreat in the Drakensberg