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The ancients drew a bold circle around 21 December (the Mayan, Egyptian and Inca calendars, seers like Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce). You can choose between the doomsayers’’ “apocalypse!” prediction, or the uplifting take that humankind is set to up-end its evil ways and raise consciousness sky-high. read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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Pain: The Body Speaks!

Before slab heating, when folks carried firewood on their backs to heat earthen dens, and pregnant women birthed squatting in fields, there wasn’t an osteopath or pre-natal yoga class in sight. People became bent, twisted and core-floppy, and learned to live with it. Today, drug companies inject analgesia by the billions of dollars into a pain-killer familiar culture. The moment the body grunts, we pop a pill. What would happen if we stopped drugging our bodies for speaking up, and started listening instead?               read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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The Buddhist and the Black Hole

It’s a relief to know that this ochre-and-orange robed monk was once hospitalised for depression. If you want advice on how to dig yourself out of a black hole, you need a man with a spade on the inside.

Lama Marut, formerly Brian K. Smith, is just the bloke. He’s the favourite sports coach you had when you were five: big like a bear (in a reassuring way), direct, fun and with an American accent that curls around his forthright southern charm. Last month [subs: September] at The Breathing Space studio in Prahran, he delivered a lively and provocative talk on “Depression: The Real Causes and Real Cures”. read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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