There are 53 volcanoes in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, ranging in elevation from the volcanic explosion crater of Lake Pupuke to the noble peak of Rangitoto Island. In 2021, I explored twelve of the crater mountains in the volcanic field.
Why wait for motivation to get moving? How much time will pass and how many opportunities will be lost while waiting for inspiration to strike? The solution is already available – it just requires a little more planning and intention. It takes discipline.
Do you get tight shoulders and a stiff neck from slouching over your desk for long periods? This simple 5-minute exercise is a great chest stretch to help counteract poor posture.
After a seven-week isolation period, we can’t expect to be unchanged by these unusual circumstances, for better or worse. Some people may be experiencing anxiety and fear when transitioning out of lockdown.
Though we know envy to be one of the seven deadly sins, we are programmed to compare ourselves to others — whether by nature or conditioning. So how do we begin to overcome envy?
Breathing exercises not only help strengthen the respiratory and immune systems, but they can also help to manage anxiety in challenging times. Here are three techniques to help manage emotions and keep yourself well.
Here are five fast tips that have really helped my mental health and wellbeing in this crazy lockdown and isolation period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You may have found that during this global pandemic there have been a few ups and downs in terms of your emotional well-being. These five tips can help you get through this isolation period.
You may have a rollercoaster of emotions during this global pandemic. Here are some videos of yoga for overwhelm, restlessness, loneliness and lethargy.
How can we practice self-care in isolation? How do we ensure our community is cared for in a time of uncertainty? Anxiety and fear need to be channelled into compassion and care.
Can happiness truly be sought in our “positive vibes only” culture? Or is it better achieved by acknowledging and embracing uncomfortable feelings?
For many, mindfulness is about being still and quiet, and certainly, this is a valuable way of approaching it. However, mindfulness is also something that can be added to a range of everyday tasks to improve health.
When balance is challenged, the correct muscles must be prepared to engage quickly and counteract external forces. These short sequences can help to improve balance and stability.
In our busy, busy lives, when do we get time to quietly reflect? And if we do, it probably feels really uncomfortable. With a distracted mind and an active body, sitting still can be torturous. Meditating or practising yoga may just seem like an indulgence.
This follow-up to understanding the function of the autonomic nervous system offers ways to restore balance to a stressed-out mind and body.