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Autumn is creeping in, and with it a need to boost our bodies, calm our minds and feel energised despite the darker colder weather. And how? With yoga, of course! Yoga is a vital tool in the tool box to support us, however, not the only one. This is an important time of the year to take a closer look at your diet and lifestyle - do you need to make some changes?

My tips for the Autumn Boost your Body: Amla fruit (Indian Gooseberry) - it has the highest anti-oxidant content of any fruit, and the second highest concentration of vitamin C... https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/indian-gooseberry-amla.html

Broccoli Sprouts - they have the highest concentration of Sulphorophane and much more…. https://hormonesbalance.com/recipes/how-to-grow-broccoli-sprouts/

Drink fresh lemon, ginger & turmeric in the morning - a simultaneous cleanser & immune booster.

Stay physically fit: Find a yoga sequence/practice that you can commit to for one month or 21 days. Or choose one flow practice for the morning and one yin practice for the evening, and do one of them daily depending on which time of the day you wish to practice. On my online platform you can find a variety of practices that you can easily follow at home: https://habihochi.com/onlineyoga/

Active Rest and Deep Breathing: We need good quality rest and good quality sleep. Sleep deprivation suppresses the immune system - while you are sleeping your body produces hormones that fight infections, eg melatonin. Practice 10 minutes of deep breathing on the strip or yin yoga before bed, to bring the body into an active rest state before sleeping. You will sleep better and your mind will be quieter. Practice a dynamic breathing practice first thing in the morning to energise the body-mind connection, eg Kapalabhati or Wim Hof breathing.

Stay connected to what serves you well.

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Support our NGO "Lucky beans e.V."

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Seva project

In Yoga, SEVA (Say-va) is a Sanskrit word for service - how can we serve others and give back to society. Through my yoga practice and teaching, I aim to give back to my childhood community in a small and meaningful way. Since I grew up in South Africa, this is where my heart lies in an attempt to empower young children in the Lidgetton community where it is often challenging to have hope and see the light. Our small Angel Ruth’s Soup Kitchen is a space where the children can go for a warm meal, as well as to a space where they know they are safe and cared for, can play freely and learn.

I offer a percentage of my teaching earnings back into this community, knowing that is is well used and goes directly to the source. To support the growing needs in the Lidgetton community, we set-up Lucky Beans e.V. in Germany in 2015. Through our charity status we are able to offer the possibility of EU citizens receiving a tax reclamation from any donation you may wish to make.

More details @ www.luckybeans.eu

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