boredom
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Alexandra Kreis

Surrender to boredom

I think it’s interesting that people are constantly trying to escape boredom. What is it about feeling bored that we find so terrifying? We are surrounded by a limitless amount of entertainment, often right at our fingertips - so is it that we are forgetting we can be alone, with no one to communicate with and nothing to do? Boredom
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Alexandra Kreis

Don’t give up your chocolate for Ayurveda

Recently I met with a woman to discuss why she was reluctant to delve deeper into Ayurveda. She told me that an Ayurvedic doctor was once looking at her dosha types to figure out her balances, in regards to vata, pitta and kapha. And then she was handed a leaflet that sounded like it only provided the very basic “textbook”
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The Benefits of SavasanaThe Benefits of Savasana
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Alexandra Kreis

The Benefits of Savasana

You’re going through your morning yoga routine, feeling happy that you made it to class, just in time to finish, shower, change and head to work. Then when it comes to the end of class and finishing in Savasana (Corpse Pose), you think “I don’t have time to lie down”. Maybe you want a few extra minutes to shower and
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Alexandra Kreis

Dealing with yoga results on the mat

It’s true that yoga practice can bring instant relief to some of our emotions. Most people expect that by the time they finish a yoga class they will be walking out feeling relaxed and centred. When sometimes it can do the complete opposite. When I was living in Ireland I remember a boyfriend of mine once spent an hour doing
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selfcare
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Alexandra Kreis

selfcare is bullshit

How often do you see people treating themselves to a massage or a pedicure all in the name of selfcare.. Of course, self-care can mean different things to different people, but somehow over time, it has become a simple beauty treatment, rather than something that can refuel and revitalize you. I used to describe my non-yogic work as being a
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routine
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Alexandra Kreis

Right routine or creatures of comfort?

This week I was sitting in a cafe and overheard two women behind me chatting about a gym injury. So of course I listened in.. one lady was explaining how she hurt her back from a workout and, being in her 50s, she felt embarrassed, after being surrounded by what seemed like so many other older and fitter people -
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