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Holidays on the Inside

The retreat sounded lovely: early morning meditation, yoga asana and pranayama, chanting, nature walks, lots of time to sit and just be.  I live simply and though once a hard-core backpacker, I faced that boxy room with its holey, hard, single mattress on an unswept floor and the fist-sized hole in the wall with faltering equanimity. It was the vegetarian `dinner’ of thin soup that tipped me into prickly aggravation. read more…

Lisa Mitchell

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Lisa Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Peace of Body, Piece of Mind

So here it is, finally, the brilliant idea yo-yo dieters have been ‘weighting’ for, a way to ditch diets. It’s so pivotal, it’s likely to force Australia’s $745 million weight loss industry to pad products and programs with holistic attitude to survive. read more…

Lisa Mitchell

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Lisa Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Aboriginal Healing

Earlier this year, my mind hobbled over a few issues, I visited   mind-body medicine therapist, Alison Corsie to find clarity. Among Alison’s modalities were some potent flower essences, not from the prolific fields of Britain’s Dr Bach, but from our own wildflower sanctuary of Western Australia. What excited me was that the developers had ratified the healing abilities of these buds by the indigenous Nyoongah people of WA who had been using them for the longest time.

It’s a large shame that that Australia’s indigenous medicinal mastery remains buried while we skull smelly herbal concoctions and welcome the incisive needles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since we’re already exploring the beauty and self-purifying rituals of Ayurvedic medicine and the healing vibrations of chanted Indian Sanskrit, why not the rituals, healing songs, ceremonies, herbal remedies our very own ancient tribes? read more…

Lisa Mitchell

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Lisa Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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