Mindfullness

All Winterlust guests will enjoy the best Taos has to offer: The Blake is a luxurious, eco-friendly boutique alpine guesthouse tucked mere steps away from all Taos lifts. Ski valet and valet parking is included, as are daily breakfasts and fine dining at 192, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. After you hit the slopes, enjoy The
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First thing first, what are micronutrients and why do we need them? Micronutrients, or simply vitamins and minerals, are vital for optimal health and the prevention of illness. They’re called micronutrients because we only need them in very small quantities compared to macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates). Deficiencies in micronutrients can lead to serious diseases
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Cosy jumpers, fluffy slippers, open fires, candles, hot baths, and star gazing whilst wrapped up in a big coat watching your cool breath as you look up high in awe of the majesty of our stellar universe. Feeling crushed by the day as it gets dark at 4 pm in the northern hemisphere, a feeling
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Many things have changed my reality, turned it on its axis: the passing of loved ones; a diagnosis of life-threatening illness; the loss, challenges and birth of life as a human in this complex world of energies, power, love and fear. But something about the words, “Plant through appreciation, not fear” moved me into an
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Misha Patel is a UK-based yoga guide on Wanderlust TV, teaching weekly Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga classes from November 2021. Click here to practice with Misha.  Tell us your yoga story – what inspired you to step on the mat and then eventually become a teacher? Misha: I realized I wanted to teach when
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We’ve lost so much of the art of wintering. There can be so much wisdom living with the seasons. Winter can be used as a time for deep replenishment, sacred rest and inward time, allowing us to re-emerge renewed and ready for a new cycle when spring comes around. As an Australian, wintering is not
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Serotonin deficiency. Serotonin is one of the feel-good hormones, like endorphins and dopamine. Vitamin D is the vitamin responsible for producing this hormone, and we know with less exposure to the Sun in the Winter our levels can drop. Irregular melatonin levels. Melatonin is a hormone that controls your sleep cycles and wakefulness. When it’s
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There’s no shortage of a burgeoning conversation around troubled men in America. Rates of depression and suicide in men continue to increase—in 2016, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, rates of suicide among men were more than 3.5 times what they were for women. In a 2011 episode of the New Psychology of Depression
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A recipe for the showstopper Carrot Halwa Pancakes with Ice Cream. This is Mira’s own (somewhat easier and healthier) take on a sumptuous Indian dessert called Malpua. It tastes like carrot halwa pancakes with a dollop of ice cream! The original recipe for is featured in Mira’s book Saffron Soul.  There’s currently a 30% discount
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Most cosmogonies, or creation stories, have similar elements. The idea of dark and light—feminine and masculine—originating together is one such example of a common theme. Hindu cosmogony is no exception. Before the time of creation when all was dark, Shakti, (feminine energy of the universe) and Shiva (masculine) were connected as a single source. The
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I wanted to share the recipe for the showstopper bhel salad… so simple, oozing with flavour and chutneys, and just delicious! I’ll be making this again for our family Diwali party on the weekend, alongside my mother’s outstanding pau bhaji, a table filled with snacks including the famous chakri and lots more… watch my instastories
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This November, we’re taking it easy. As the world starts to spiral down the holiday buzz and Black Friday madness, we intentionally slow down and invite gentleness in, following the rhythm of the fall season as nature steps into the early stages of hibernation. The most exciting launch this month – free 10-Day Gentle Reset
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Sections of this article appear in The Yoga Almanac: 52 Practices and Rituals to Stay Grounded Through the Astrological Seasons, March 2020, New Harbinger Publications. Reprinted with permission: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. © 2020 Lisette Cheresson & Andrea Rice. They say the “veil is thin” at this time of year, as Scorpio season begins to
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Why Electronic Music Meditation? I started pairing electronic music with meditations in 2015 and it was an instant love affair for me. I’ve been learning meditation with the Masters in India for over nine years. The ashram I go to is very musical, with a lot of dance and celebration – full of life, energy
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“All of my friends are guys. Girls are crazy.” Somewhere between a relatively normal childhood and the high drama of my 20s, this became my story. It probably started somewhere in my relationship with my mom, gathered steam through a string of destructive romances, and was cemented in the bridge-burning melee of my party days.
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Throughout life we are presented with struggles and our minds do everything in their power to avoid them. We ignore, fight, numb, and reject the things we don’t want in our lives; the situations that are unpleasant. At some point, in the midst of our struggles, there comes a moment in which we simply cannot
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