7 ways to naturally stimulate your vagus nerve

naturally stimulate vagus nerve

The human body is wonderfully complex and extremely fascinating. Almost every inch of it has an important role in making sure the machine runs smoothly. This is especially true for the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve of your body. It is crucial for your mind-body connection. When it’s off, you may find you’re not […]

4 tips for a healthy gut

4 tips healthy gut

Is there a direct connection between our diet and our mental health? The short answer is yes -and the explanation lies in our gut. Our digestive system is host to a staggering 100 trillions of microbes (mostly fungi and bacteria of different kinds) – that’s 9 times more microbes than there are cells in our […]

How to incorporate breath work into your daily routine

Incorporating breath work into our daily routine might seem like a strange thing to strive for. We breathe naturally everyday – why do we have to park time aside in our already busy schedules to breathe? This is true – we inhale and exhale without even thinking about it and we take around 20,000 breaths […]

A toolkit for preventing or soothing anxiety attacks

Enduring a panic or anxiety attack is tough. Many come with sudden overwhelming surges of fear, panic or stress that take over your whole body. They can have both physical and emotional symptoms such as difficulty breathing, sweating, shaking, pounding heart and chest pain. Unfortunately, they are becoming more and more common due to the […]

An introduction to the Ayuervedic Doshas

ayurvedic doshas

Ayurveda has been around for a long time! It dates back well over 5,000 years and its name is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayuh’ meaning ‘life’ and ‘veda’ meaning science or sacred knowledge. Therefore, it roughly translates as ‘the sacred knowledge of life’.  At its core, Ayurveda is a holistic tradition and a way […]

How to navigate the seasonal energy shift

Autumn is well and truly here. The leaves are yellowing and falling, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are nestled in people’s hands and the air feels crisp. Just as the seasons cycle every year so do our mindset and energetic balance. It’s a good idea to use these weather based shifts to reassess our self-care routines and […]

The magic of Reiki during pregnancy and beyond

Pregnancy is perhaps one of the most special journeys a woman will embark on in her lifetime. Over a short nine months women transition into mothers as their tiny baby flourishes and grows inside of them. It’s a time to celebrate, to nurture new life, to experience joy and to prepare and nest. For many […]

Find a mindful flow: yoga and the menstrual cycle

In ancient times moon cycles or lunar cycles were believed to affect the growth of plants and many of the ebbs and flows of animal and human life. Even the female menstrual cycle has been linked to its lunar equivalent – some see it as no coincidence that the length of the average menstrual cycle […]

5 practical tips to embrace a more low-tox life

Walking into a supermarket and loading your trolley with everything you need to eat and keep your house clean should be relatively worry free right? The only stresses should be trying to find the aisle that houses the special brand of pasta you like or expertly navigating your trolley through amaze of others. We shouldn’t […]