Author: Alexandra Carey

Self – Love | The Real Deal

There are a variety of different reasons we end up in a state of health that is less than optimum.  Low energy, excess weight, unexplained aches and pains, unhealthy habits and a lack of direction are all a result of some form of disconnect between what is going on on the inside and what is going on on the outside. And a lot of the time it can be as a result of us simply not stopping for a moment and reconnecting with ourselves, in a loving way, rather than the reflex reaction of chastising ourselves for why ever it is that we think we are feeling (or looking) poorly.  Self – love is a term that is tossed around a lot these days and while a superficial understanding of what it means to love ourselves would say we need to take more candlelit bubble baths (which I am all for BTW!), a true love is an internal feeling of unconditional kindness, understanding, care and forgiveness. So ask yourself, do you love yourself unconditionally? Do you speak …

Yoga Based Solutions

I believe that the secret to feeling good and looking your best hinges on developing a loving and caring relationship with yourself. That is why, for me, Yoga provides a perfect gateway to achieving health and happiness for the long term. Yoga allows us to learn how to listen, really listen, to what is going on inside. Our internal world can tell us so much about what we really need, rather than what we think we want. Cultivating a Yoga practice and opening your mind up to the possibility that you can be truly happy and content in your own skin no matter what circumstances life throws at you, can be the greatest give you will ever give yourself. I am a Yoga teacher and Nutritionist and I have developed a unique program which can help anyone achieve whatever health goal it is that they would like to achieve. Yoga Based Solutions is a method that combines developing a consistent yoga and meditation practice with making healthier choices when it comes to what we eat …

Kids Yoga | Valentines Day 💖

Doing Yoga with your little ones is such a fun way to connect and its much easier than you think. Even if you don’t practice yoga yourself there are great resources for free online that you can use or you can buy some kids yoga books or practice cards on Amazon to give you some inspiration. Whenever I teach yoga to kids, the one thing I really notice that gets them engaged more than anything else, is when they have a theme. A holiday theme is one of the best as kids always get excited about holidays! Valentines day and yoga really is a match made in heaven, more so than any of the other holidays because Yoga is essentially about love and kindness. Another really beautiful benefit of planning a little Yoga practice with your kids to celebrate a holiday is that it can be a nice change of pace from the commercial element that really has taken over most of our holidays. Instead of chocolate and teddy bears, maybe just spend a bit …

Spiced Quinoa

This week I was chatting about batch cooking with my Yoga for Weight Release + Well Being class and how essential it is (especially when your weeks are busy!) to get out of the mindset of “I’m too busy to cook”…cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be a huge deal, it just takes a little getting used to and finding some recipes that you love, that are simple and that are literally as quick to make as making a sandwich!