No matter where I am in the world, September / October is my favourite time of year. It is simply beautiful no matter where we are. The sun shining. The skies blue. A breeze in the air. Not too hot. Not too chilly. So, as you can imagine, the Be genki ritual for October is all about getting outdoors to move your body and be with the beautiful surrounds of nature. Continue reading
One of my greatest joys is waking up on the weekends, rolling out of bed and going for a jog on the beach. It is most certainly a wonderful way to begin the day in a relaxing manner. I know it may seem a little strange to describe going for a jog as relaxing but please hear me out. Continue reading
After spending a good six to eight hours laying on your backside there’s no better way to start the day than by heading out for a walk.
Personally, I use morning walks as an opportunity to wake up my body and mind so that by the time I get home I am energised to engage in the day. (A great alternative to needing that coffee hit.) Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I really start to feel it if I don’t exercise for a few weeks: I become more lazy and sleep in that little bit longer, I become brilliant at conjuring up reasons why I deserve my sleep ins, my mood drops, I lack inspiration and no longer have that spring in my step or vibrant energy that I love so much. It scares the pants off me! Continue reading
The reality for most of us in today’s modern world is to travel from one box to the next. We sleep inside, we eat inside, we step into our cars and drive to the office, we drive home from the office, finish our day relaxing around the house and do it all over again. Our modern lifestyle has developed to the point where going outside has become an “option”. A whole week may come and go without ever being in the fresh air. What effect will this have on our health and wellbeing? Continue reading
Over the years yoga has been one discipline that I have really wanted to become disciplined with and practice a few times a week. Whether it was the subtle “you would love yoga, it’s so good for the body” reminders from my mum, or the countless articles I have read about the incredible health benefits, or the beautiful inspiration of yoga devotee Christy Turlington, or maybe my natural instinct to desire to do something great for my body, it’s just one of those things that I have always been drawn to, but have had difficulties staying committed to practice. Continue reading
Why is it so, that those with good flexibility love stretching, and those who have poor flexibility avoid it like the plague? I could never quite work this one out. Whether we like it or not, stretching is one of the most important activities we can do to promote the health and vitality of our bodies. Continue reading