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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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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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Yoga Rebates Available!

A big well done to Yoga Australia for persevering. We now have 4 private health funds that have confirmed they will provide rebates for yoga classes. Take advantage:

Australian Unity (must have letter from GP & depends on your level of cover); BUPA (letter signed by GP required); CBHS (Dr’s certification required); Grand United Corporate Health (yesiree!).

Your yoga teacher needs to provide a printed receipt with: ABN, address, style of yoga, number of classes paid.  Some funds may require the teacher to have a provider number but I rang Aust Unity and they said “no need”.

Liv Mitchell

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

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