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Yoga Me Well Blog Archive

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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Rules for Being Human

pathway spring day

1. You will receive a body.

You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period    this time around.

2. You will learn lessons.

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn. You may like the lessons, or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation.  The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately works. 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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Die, Diet, Die!

Pattie at play

At 83, still hauling 30 litre bags of potting mix about while gardening all day, Pattie’s obviously doing something right.  What’s the secret Pattie?  “I always have morning and afternoon tea. I eat meat and 3 veg, with something sweet after. None of that fancy cooking,” she says.  Australia’s $790 million weight loss industry would turn that quick-smart into Pattie’s Just Eat Sensibly diet cookbook, drawn from the simple cuisine of post-war Australia. It’s far less sexy than our current sweetheart, the Paleo diet, with its earthier hunter- gatherer lineage. Whatever does it mean to eat sensibly these days? 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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