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Almost everybody heard of mediation and many have been  doing it for years, enjoying its amazing benefits. Some of you though, are like me, quiet hesitant to try and discover it and feel like this is a “not for you”!

In today’s busy and stressful world, with many items on your “to do lists”, always multi-tasking and rushing from one place to another, we tend to forget about our own self, real desires and the purpose of our lives.

The accumulation of so much information and the stress makes the mind too noisy, loss of memories and issues with willpower, patience and inner peace.

Meditation is simply about concentrating and being able to focus the attention to one point. You might think that it is very easy yet being able to sit or even lie down still and focusing on one point is such a challenge for many of us. Read more…

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Healthy living is not only about avoiding, it is also about discovering some new and natural stuff that makes our lives nicer and better!

If you are like me and always interested in different ways of enhancing the life in a more natural way, here I share my essential oils favorites.

I was pretty sceptical about the use of oils! I was also pretty afraid to make a mistake and do something bad for my health! A few years ago, it all started with the lavender oil, using it for my bath, mixing it with some bath salts or sprinkling it to my bed for a better sleep! It worked!

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Spring is a bit like new year to me! New decisions, resolutions, goals for a new season!

After the long grey days of winter, you start thinking again about the summer! And during this time, especially with Easter holiday on this side of the world, if you go for a vacation, change the environment for a while, gave a break to routines, then again coming back and getting into “mood” might be a bit difficult! Especially if you gained some weight during winter or holidays, lost your motivation to continue your healthier living efforts, “restarting” the system might be challenging..

So lets help each other here, to “jumping back on wagon”, start, re-start and enhance your healthy living lifestyle!

Here are some suggestions, that works for me, each time I give a break to daily routines.

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Spring is great but can also be overwhelming!

With the sunshine comes the blossoming trees, flowers, birds, bright and vibrant colors…everything is beautiful and renewing! Yet are you still feeling a little more tired and overwhelmed then usual?

Do you also have this dual feeling of spring energy but the need for more rest and sleep?

Well, welcome to the club! Spring is the time for renewal and change and this can take a lot of energy.

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As nature renews itself, so do our bodies, with the change of the season from cold-grey days to sunny-long days. Even, changing the clocks and having more daylight in the evening might make you feel more tired, almost like you have jetlag. There is an on going hormonal balancing that makes you feel like you have a “hang-over” that you are trying to shake off from those long winter days.

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From my Detoxing Lunch Workshop

 

It appears that for some people, a lifestyle change of food comes easily. Vegans happily drop dairy; people with celiac forego gluten; diabetics resist sugar.  However, for most of us this journey is not ‘a piece of cake’! Take me, for example – I have Turkish origins and therefore absolutely adore yoghurt, feta, and ‘simit’ (a wheat bagel) with cheese. However, I have managed to regularly do a simple detox program for the last four years!
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DISCLAIMER: This Detox does not claim to “cure” disease, but simply to help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself.  If you suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider before beginning this or any other program.

Preparation:

  • 2-4 days before your detox, start decreasing the intake of caffeine, sugar and dairy to half your normal amount and then to a ¼.
  • Make sure you shopped for lots of vegetables, healthy fats and protein. Check out my shopping list below

During Detox:

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Photo Credit Parth Sharma

 

India was a distant planet for me just a few years ago until I moved to Geneva. Living in such a cosmopolitan city I quickly made lots of new friends from many, many places around the world including India. As I progressed deeper into my life as a yoga teacher, my perspective changed completely and I started to become more and more curious and needed to know more about these beautiful people and their beautiful country and culture.

When I heard about the Advanced Teacher Training in Goa, India organised by Yoga Life school, to be lead by my all time favourite teacher  Sanjeev Bhanot, I said yes! This is India, calling me for more, let’s do it!

My expectations were simple, the result….

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(oh yes, summer will come back again, promise! A view from Selimiye, a small village in Turkey’s south-west coast)

September is a bit like new year to me! New decisions, resolutions, goals for a new season! Maybe that’s a way to cope to with the end-of-summer-syndrome!

If you are one of those lucky people who could go for a vacation, change the environment for a while, gave a break to routines, then again coming back and getting into “city mood” might be a bit difficult! Especially if you gained some weight, lost your motivation to continue your healthier living efforts, “restarting” the system might be challenging.

Actually, autumn is a great season to embrace changes, get stronger and lighter as the nature does every year.

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So lets help each other here, to “jumping back on wagon”, start, re-start and enhance your healthy living lifestyle!

Here are some suggestions, that works for me, each time I give a break to daily routines.

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They did it, so can you!

I would like to share with you some success stories from the past year from my wonderful clients, who have worked extremely hard to reach their goals (no names and details and some little changes to story for confidentiality).

But before I begin, ask yourself these questions, why do I want to change my life, lose weight and get slimmer? What is going to happen when I lose weight?  Have you ever thought about your answers? Maybe take a few minutes to put your thoughts to paper, it will give you clarity and of course I would love to hear them if you would like to share.

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