Yoga for beginners

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The physical practice, asana, is the most well known aspect of yoga. It is designed to relax, tone and stretch your body. It also unlocks the vibrancy we all have within us, what yogis call prana. However, yoga is much more than a mere physical practice. While physical training has many benefits, it only scratches the surface of what can be gained from practicing a complete philosophy of yoga.

For beginners, the physical practice is a great place to start – a regular yoga practice has lots of benefits and is a great complement to other forms of exercise such…

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Welcome to March! Now what?

March

So you did it! February. 28 days. FebFast. Job done.

Maybe there was the odd slip along the way, maybe it was the longest month known to mankind, or maybe the month was an easy glide through skies of rainbow doves. Either way, a new month and a new dawn lies ahead.

So now what? Well, we’ve asked some seasoned FebFasters exactly that question. Most of the answers relate back to the process of self-awareness that the “month off” typically brings. Here are some tips:

FEBFAST ALCOHOL. WHAT NEXT?

Sure, you might have had the first celebratory beer/bubbles on March 1, but a…

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5 ways to stay healthy beyond FebFast and love your body

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Congratulations on signing up for Febfast alcohol. Not only are you taking the step for a healthier you, but you’re helping to raise money for youth struggling with addiction.

Just like your fundraising, your month of health doesn’t have to end on February 28. We challenge you to continue treating your body like the temple and keep it clean, with these 5 simple tips.

1. Diet.

Honour your body with a complete and wholesome diet. Avoid processed foods; fill your diet with fresh fruit, leafy vegetables and whole grains.

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!

Where you can, choose water as your drink of choice, if you…

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Sugar Free Lovers Chocolate Cake

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With V-Day on the horizon, treat your loved one to a decadent but sugar free chocolate cake – in a heart shape if you wish.

Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 85g Natvia
  • 2 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Grease and lightly flour 22cm round cake tin.
  • Cream butter and Natvia until light and fluffy – for at least 2 minutes.
  • Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder together.
  • Add eggs, vanilla essence, sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder to the butter and Natvia mix along with half the milk.
  • Mix until soft dropping consistency. You may need to add the remainder of the milk and another tablespoon or so of extra milk to get the right consistency.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan (heart…
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Your sober guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

Chris Manak is a professional dating coach based in Melbourne Australia, specializing in “infield” live interaction coaching.

TOP TIPS FOR MEETING SOMEONE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, SOBER

1. Warm up

People often resort to alcohol to ‘get in the mood’ not knowing that they can get this same effect, in fact even better, by socially ‘warming up’. Countless times I’ve seen quiet clients come back to me buzzing because they simply ‘pushed’ themselves into one quick and easy interaction early on. Find someone in the bar and get chatting about literally anything. Put no pressure on yourself, this is just a ‘warm up’….

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