Monthly Archives: September, 2017

The Yoga Life

September 30th, 2017 Posted by Press, Tips No Comment yet

No matter where you live in the world, how old you are or what you do for a living we all have one thing in common … Stress. We all get stressed and we all get tired we cant help it we are only human. But what do you actually do to relieve all that stress, anxiety and tension?

Our recommended coping mechanism? Yoga and meditation, of course! We know that yoga, relaxation, and mindfulness practices can work behind-the-scenes to help many problems.

You don’t need to be glued to your mat 7 days a week to get a into a peaceful state of mind, science suggests that all you need to do is at least 2 sessions a week and your on your way to a healthier happier you.

Now we all cant make it to a class every week because lets face it life gets in the way. You can do this in the comfort of your own home wheneva suits you best. One of my personal favourite yoga vlogs to follow is Boho Beautiful there is something for everyone on there.

https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize

Breathing also has the same effect as yoga. Taking 20 to 30 minutes a day to focus on abdominal breathing can reduce anxiety and reduce stress, as oxygen gets into the nervous system it promotes a state of calmness.

Not only does yoga release stress, anxiety and tension it has many other benefits such as it improves your flexibility, builds muscle strength, perfects your posture, protects your spine and joint breakdown, increases your blood flow, drops your blood pressure, helps you focus and generally makes you happier I could go on about all the benefits that yoga has to your mind and body but you would be reading for days, so grab a mat and join the yoga movement for a healthier happier more motivated you.

Thanks for reading.

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Juice – Better than a flu shot!

September 15th, 2017 Posted by Ingredient Showcase, Press, Recipes, Tips No Comment yet

With the cold weather on its way in we are all getting prepared for those runny noses and bad chests. But what if I told you that you didn’t need all those store brought medicines! Sounds good right? Juicing fruit and vegetables is one of the most effective ways of fighting off those nasty illnesses and boosting your immune system. For instance did you know that pineapple juice is 500% more effective for bad chests than cough syrup is, fresh pineapple contains a substance known as bromelain that has anti-inflammatory characteristics which can combat infections and eradicate bacteria.

Here at Anna-loka we have many immune boosting juices to help you through the winter one of our favourites is our Health Potion Number 3 to make this flu fighting juice all you need is some kale, pineapple, apple, carrot, beetroot, rainbow chard, lime, ginger, turmeric root and black pepper. Stick to this and you will no longer need that store brought medicine.

Juices don’t only get rid of colds they help you in so many different ways they have many health benefits. Below is a link with some info on many different juices that have amazing benefits.

https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/healthy-juices/

With Halloween around the corner we are organising a psychic supper do you dare to join us for a spooky 4 course meal and a psychic reading?!

Watch this space for more details 🙂