Post Archive - September, 2017

Posts category "Health and Wellness"

Thich Nhat Hanh Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh

After a whirlwind of crazy activity last week, I found myself firmly ungrounded. I felt I needed some meditation guidance and am loving an audio book Living Without Fear or Stress by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He is the founder of Plum Village in France, a mindfulness practice centre. I loved this Pebble Meditation
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Living the Happy Life

Self Healing Book
Everyone wants to live the Happy Life don’t they? But life as we know it tends to get in the way. We called on one of Asia’s most sought after Life Coach’s and an Energetic Healer, Nicky Kassapian, to share her wisdom.

Nicky is the author of  the book  ‘Be Yourself –the art of stepping up’.  She is a holistic healer and life coach. She is also an Advanced Craniosacral therapist, a Reiki master and practitioner.
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Why everyone needs a Life Coach

Life Coach

Nicky Kassapian is a holistic healer and life coach. She is also an Advanced Craniosacral therapist, a Reiki master and practitioner. Nicky is also the author of  the book  ‘Be Yourself –the art of stepping up’. Today we’re getting some of her wisdom on living a happy life and what healing is all about if you’ve never tried it before…
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Feeling ‘Not Enough’

self healing holidays

Self healing; how do you go about it?

Lately I’ve been feeling like I have a gaping hole inside of me that needs to be filled. I can verbally give myself a talking to and say that all is well, but the feeling of impending doom or something missing remains. Have you ever felt the same way? Let’s explore this together.

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Bali Spiritual Healer offers wises words

Spiritual Healer

Today we are going deep and spiritual with my dear friend and Bali Spiritual Healer Annick, otherwise known as The Bali Oracle. She’s guided me through many a challenge with her huge open heart and gentle, empathetic nature. How cool is it that I now get to share her infinite wisdom with you…
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Balinese Healing Ceremonies

Fivelements Bali

Thanks to ‘Eat,Pray,Love’, everyone has now heard of Balinese Healing. They all imagine queuing for ‘Ketut’ to show them the path to enlightenment. Or you might think it’s all a load of baloney.

Well think again.

I lived in Bali for over a decade and I’ve experienced and witnessed some things that do not fit into our regular view of the world. If our clients are interested in experiencing Balinese Healing, whilst on a luxury wellness vacation with us, I usually ask them to put aside their Western viewpoint for a few hours and immerse themselves in mysticism and ritual.

Here are some images of a recent Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony, attended by a dear friend and healer Annick with explanation of it’s origins and meaning.
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Sugarless Soul; A week sugar free round-up

Green Juice
Soul Sanctuaries offer luxury healthy holidays across Asia and we practice what we preach. That said, I was too many chocolate biscuits in and that needed to stop. I’ve made it one week sugar free and caffeine free and do you know what, I’m going to another week too. I honestly did not think that I would feel more energised immediately, but a few days in and I was waking up feeling more rested and clearer. Thank you so much to the fantastic expert tips from Paul Emery, founder of QEPR, a science based mind and body healing technique. We also had some superb advice from Dietician Eve Persak MS RDN CNSC CSSD. Here they are again inside for anyone that missed the blogs.

For anyone thinking of cutting back on sugar my personal tips would be;

Shop well in advance (I didn’t!) to stop you being tempted to cheat

If you’re a tea or coffee drinker and are going caffeine free too, think about what you are replacing it with. I always drink heaps of water and I had homemade smoothies and herbal teas

Think about your work schedule if you can. I had some aches and pains mid-week and over did it.
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Sugarless Soul; A week sugar free Day 5

sugar and hormones

I’ve made it five days sugar and caffeine free so far. I just want to say at this point that I’m not advocating that everyone should give up sugar for good. I was binging on the late night sweet treats and that’s not cool, given that I run a wellness travel company! This journey will hopefully allow me to enjoy my favourite dark choccies but not go on to over indulge in the future.

I was an irritable Mum on Sunday (why oh why did I try to make my son clean his room!). That said, I do feel a slight upsurge in energy already and in-between running the business and caring for him, I managed to paint the garden shed and plant some flowers. I’ve been tapping my way to losing my desire for chocolate cake and biscuits, thanks to the fantastic tapping techniques given by Paul Emery last week.Well, if it worked for Kate Moss, why not me?

Expert Dietician Eve Persak gave us some superb tips on training your palate and what to focus on. Sorry Eve, I still stuck to 3 large meals today. I think the key to this really is sensible, planned shopping!

So today I thought I’d focus on sugar and how it affects the hormones. I’ve had my rather large share of hormonal imbalance. I’m not putting it all down to the midnight feasts, but will going sugar free help?
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Women’s Health Expert Nancy Kim

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Today at Soul Sanctuaries we had the pleasure to chat to Women’s Health Expert Nancy Kim, MSTOM, DIPL. OM, Oriental Medicine Consultant at the wonderful COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. I really think Nancy sums up the major issues facing our female clients, which is why we love to send our clients to her. Taking that well deserved time out, beginning to care for the self and healing in a holistic way is what you can expect from your personalised stay.
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Move the body, free the mind

 luxury health

Here at Soul Sanctuaries we love to let you know about the best ways to heal your body and free your mind. If you are working with a computer daily, you’ll love this! Our guests can incorporate Mandy’s therapy within their personalised luxury healthy holidays, designed by us here at Soul Sanctuaries.

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Mandy Kealy, British Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. You’ll catch Mandy teaching this gentle movement therapy at some of the world’s finest luxury wellness sanctuaries.

The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle movement therapy that can help anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel well. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, performing a favourite pastime, recover more swiftly from an injury, or simply improve your posture and alignment, these gentle lessons can improve your overall wellbeing.

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