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Wait without thought

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hopeFor hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faithBut the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.T. S. Eliot Hi love This is an extract from one of my favourite poems. To me it captures the essence of meditation. It’s not about sitting in lotus or chanting anything.  It’s about stillness. it's about acceptance of exactly what is and presence. Mediation could be sitting quietly enjoying a cup of tea in...

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How to optimise your fitness regime

I used to think it was better to just save exercise to the evenings to work off calories before bed ☺️   Something I’ve learnt from adopting the Ayurvedic dinacharya (or daily routine) is that movement in the morning is important for overall health as well as for releasing excess weight. In Ayurveda 6-10am is considered Kapha time, when the energy is heavy and sluggish. Getting outside first thing in the morning for some exercise or even just a walk is great to shake off excess Kapha energy. It is also great from a weight loss perspective if that's something you're addressing,Exercising whilst in a fasted state ie before breakfast actually optimises the benefits for weight lossThis is recommended for all dosha...

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