Healing Chick

A health and happiness blog, packed full of natural pick me ups


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Triyoga Camden, the highs and the lows

The new Triyoga Camden studio opened in December last year. The offer: 30 days unlimited classes at £40 for new members. This is what I loved and definitely did not love about my month at Triyoga Camden [hate is a word I prefer not to use].

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  • Think upmarket hippy chic  if you are into Buddha statues and incense you will feel at home here.  The four ample sized studios are well-equipped with good quality, clean yoga mats, straps, blocks and blankets.

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A book review! Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for My Generation by Miranda Kerr 

It would be too easy to give this book a bad review for being another book by another supermodel. Yes – the cover is pink and features a pouty Miranda – and the title is a bit naff. But the truth is I like this book. I read TREASURE YOURSELF:  Power Thoughts for My Generation  by Miranda Kerr as a prequel to the more recently published EMPOWER YOURSELF which came out in 2014. Review to follow…

Miranda Kerr clearly wasn’t aiming her book at the academia so to slag it off for being too girly or having slightly larger-than-average print would be unjust. Reading this book was a bit like having a girls night in – minus the wine, ranting about men and girly drama. So really a much more relaxing and soul-nourishing experience.
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Time for some Lazy Yoga

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, a blissfully lazy experience

Nothing beats that relaxed and rejuvenated feeling you get after a successful yoga class. Emotionally restored and body re-aligned, you could take on the world. That said, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing after a demanding day is a group yoga class complete with headstands and never-ending rounds of sun salutations. That’s where Ayurvedic Yoga Massage  or lazy yoga comes in. I recently had the pleasure of receiving my first Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) courtesy of Niraj at Bliss Pilgrims. Ayurveda and Yoga are ancient holistic systems of India and as I found out, combining the two makes for a powerful healing experience.
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Moody cow? Get happy the natural way with these five nourishing pick me ups

When we are feeling tired and fed up it is all too easy to reach for that latte and double chocolate muffin. Most of us know that caffeine and high sugar foods only worsen mood-swings in the long run and lets face it, no woman ever went to bed at night feeling good about herself after gorging on cake. Try adding these five healthy mood and energy boosters to your routine instead.
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The health benefits of outdoor swimming

Yesterday I made my first trip of the year to the ladies pond. For those not in the know, the ladies pond is a ladies-only outdoor swimming pond on Hampstead Heath. As a born and bred NW3 girl I have spent many of my happiest days here, lounging around semi-naked in the sun (and quite often cloud) within the boundaries of this haven of tranquility.

So there I was, bikini clad and shivering in the wind. Those who know me will back me up when I say that I am afflicted by some kind of body temperature disorder, forever cold and sporting goose bumps in the middle of summer. It had gotten to past 5pm and somehow I had managed to still avoid actually going in the pond. The thought of it filled me with dread, could anything be worse? Continue reading