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2021: A Butterfly Emerges

  Have you emerged yet?                       I wrote a post last year about 2020…a year that changed the world: individually and collectively. It seemed like something BIG was going on – on another level and I thought I had figured it out. I wrote: We […]

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Relaxation: A Spiritual Perspective

For those on the frontline of this pandemic, dealing with exhaustion, grief and distress on a daily basis, it may seem like a distant dream to be able to feel any sense of inner calm and peace at the moment. The body is pumped full of adrenaline and cortisol, the stress response is at an […]

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Re-igniting Trauma: A Global Pandemic

With every crisis there is danger and opportunity. The danger is the fear and panic . But the opportunity is that we¬† can use this time to be better people on the other side of this. And when I personally started to hear about the pandemic I was seeing this as a transformative and rebalancing […]

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The Body on Trauma : Part 2 Healing Habits

  This blog follows on from Part 1   The Body on Trauma: Part 1   The healing of trauma is primarily a biological, bodily process not a psychological one. We lose connection with our bodies, our instinct and intuition in trauma. And so the most successful healing methods are those that involve the body. […]

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The Body on Trauma: Part 1

Trauma is part of life. It always has been. Whereas in the past people developed systems like meditation, yoga, community support and used religions, rituals and natural ways of calming the mind, soothing the nervous system and healing the body, we here in the West have developed a complicated system of over-diagnosing, over-medicalising and labelling […]

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The Sweetness of Life

Sugar has become the new “bad guy” of our diet replacing our demonisation of fat. While it is true that we need to reduce significantly the excessive levels of refined sugars and carbohydrates we eat, it is unreasonable to deny the need for sweetness in our diet. In Ayuverda it is well recognised that sweetness […]

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Decolonising Fitness: Reclaiming Health

I’m a British Pakistani, a Muslim mum, a middle-aged, brown-skinned, softly curved woman, a fitness professional, an exercise instructor and wellness educator. Where do I fit in this industry of fitness and health? As Women of Colour (WOC) it’s time to have a conversation about the challenges we face and how we could work together […]

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