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- 15OctDo Your Om Thing
My relationship with yoga is a complicated one. I’ve become fast friends with some poses, while engaging in long-standing feuds with others. It’s taken me some time to accept that yoga is not about performance, but practice – both on and off the mat.
- 01OctFind Your Movement Mojo
We all know that physical activity is beneficial to our overall wellbeing, and yet we often can’t seem to get ourselves going. For many of us, creating healthy exercise habits amidst the busyness of daily life can be a daunting act of courage and self-discipline.
- 02JulMove from the Heart
We ask a personal trainer and motivational speaker how to make exercise truly enjoyable.
- 01JanFelling Inspired With Ballet
Cape Town professional ballerina Laura Bosenberg is a principal dancer in the Cape Town City Ballet and the perfect person to inspire a fit and flexible body.
- 11OctYoga Retreat with Roxy LouwIn November 2014, when photographing Roxy for our November issue cover, I would never have guessed nearly four years later I'd be doing sun salutations in a wooden forest cabin with her as my yoga instructor.
- 11OctTuning Into Self AwarenessBringing a beautiful accessible spirit into the practice of yoga is the spritely and sparkly personality behind Chloe Guiherme. Organised, determined and yet softly yielding Chloe has the perfect sensibility to encourage any aspiring student. Having come from a corporate background, she's put yoga into an e-book, a retreat, practical online classes and a support function to boot. I recently attended one of her retreats and left with some amazing tips on how to meditate, a handful of nutrition pointers and a huge amount of inspiration.
- 11OctYoga, Movement & Pilates In JoziWe laud the art of movement in all its forms through six fabulous studios in Jozi. From yoga to Pilates, dance and barre, get your body into gear.
- 11OctFind Your Balance With Tai ChiWhat does exercise mean today? In an age of intense disciplines like Bikram, Cross Fit, boxing and Sweat1000 classes, one might feel exhausted just naming the discipline. Each decade seems to play host to a different approach, with aerobics and speed walking some of the unwilling stragglers of the past.
- 29MarDrop in Deeply by Robyn WilkinsonYoga is a global mass movement practiced by more and more people worldwide. We look at what the physical aspect of yoga has to offer and why everyone is getting hooked. We also explain some of the principles behind the practice from asanas to pranayama.
- 29MarClose to the Bone by Kirsten Alexander
Have you ever given much thought to your bones? They're a vital part of your body's structure and as with every other aspect of your physical health, bone health must be considered.
- 10JulSeaside SurrenderA weekend yoga retreat with Joelle Sleebos
- 28SepGet Up and MoveIf ageing gracefully is important to you and you want mental clarity and protection against cognitive and physical decline in later years, get up and start moving. Nick da Silva specialises in mobility training, and inspires us towards an active life by looking at research showing how important physical activity is when it comes to preventing cognitive decline.
- 28SepYoga to SleepPractising these five yoga poses before bedtime will relax and calm you, helping to prepare your body for sleep. Do you struggle to fall asleep or find it difficult to sleep peacefully? Sleep deprivation could lead to more than just a case of the yawns. It can cause depression, weight gain and even Type 2 Diabetes. Experts recommend an average of six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly, and this is where yoga can help. The soothing practice will help lower stress levels, calm the mind and relieve tension in the body. Rather than feeling hopeless about sleeping issues, try these five easy pre-bedtime yoga poses for a goodnight's rest and to improve the quality of your sleep.
- 29AugRocking Some Adrenalin
'It's not the rock we conquer, but ourselves. Imagine feeling unstoppable and exhilarated beyond anything you have ever known. Having the drive, enthusiasm and resilience to overcome extreme fear and achieve whatever you want,' says an avid rock climber who admits to being addicted to the adrenalin-fuelled sport.
- 29AugWild Thing - by Lara PotgieterYou've perfected your discipline at Ashtanga, worked up a sweat at Bikram, harnessed your energy at Kundalini and found your Zen at Yin. What could possibly be next? We round up ten lesser-known yoga styles that may surprise even the most seasoned practitioners.
- 29AugGathering Groupies - by Kirsten AlexanderEveryone knows that exercise is fabulously good for overall health, but did you know that exercising with others has even more benefits?
- 29AugShin Dig - by Kirsten Alexander
Whether it's a dull ache or a shooting pain up the front of your lower leg, anyone who has experienced shin splints can tell you that it isn't just about a bit of discomfort. It should be taken seriously, too. Although shin splints is one of the most common running injuries, the condition is also preventable. The medical term for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome, and it occurs along your tibia, which connects to other muscles, tendons and bone tissue to help you move around.
- 29AugShrug It OffAnyone who's had a frozen shoulder knows how stubborn and resistant the condition can be. Often lasting for a few years with little relief, it's a debilitating disorder that's been described as idiopathic ' it appears to arrive from nowhere and no one seems to know why. We look at the alternative approach of treating the physical ailment with emotional healing.
- 29AugHot & HappeningLooking and feeling cool and confident during and after exercising is not only possible but will motivate your workout. We share some hair, makeup and wardrobe tips to get you there.
- 28AugPowered by Plants - Gary te RollerPlant-based health coach, endurance athlete and our September cover model Gary te Roller is passionate about helping people nourish their bodies and move toward their maximum potential. The picture of health, he certainly walks the talk. We uncover the secrets behind his success.
- 24JulMind Over Muscle - by Kirsten AlexanderIs true strength really all in the mind? From the ancients to modern day body builders, it appears there's something in it.
- 24JulAll About MagnesiumMagnesium is such an essential mineral; we've dedicated a whole article to looking at why it's good for you, why you may be lacking it, and how you can be sure to get the most from your daily intake.
- 29JunPeace in Paradise - by Camilla Marsh
There's no better way to relish the benefits of rest and relaxation than at a boutique yoga retreat in paradise. The Paradise Retreat, run by local lady turned Australian, Rachi Perera, is a seven day programme of yoga, spa dates, surf lessons and so much more, set between the sunny shorelines of Sri Lanka.
- 26MayQigongSome ancient practices have stood the test of science and time and have proven to hold immense mind-body benefits in our world today. Qigong is just one of those practices. We unpack the healing benefits of this early practise and how you can incorporate Qigong in your daily life.
- 26MayHappy Expectations - by Ray MathisComplete happiness is still acheivable even if the circumstances or difficulties in your life seem debilitating. Happiness is a skill that can be learnt.
- 26AprMoving On - by Kirsten AlexanderFitness fads the world over have drastically changed in the last century; ranging from simple stretches in 1910 to high energy aerobic workouts in 1980, and lately to integrated and creative methods of fitness training like bungee dancing and skateboard Pilates.
- 26AprMaking Meditation Easy - by Camilla MarshMeditation and mindfulness are the biggest buzzwords in the West's latest quest for inner peace and enlightenment. But how many of us actually make the time to meditate, or even know what we are meant to be doing? My trip to a Buddhist Meditation Centre in Sri Lanka taught me this ancient art in a way that's easy to understand and implement in the busyness of modern day living.
- 26AprPregnant and Staying Fit!
We ask our cover model Nandy Alexander a few questions about being pregnant and staying fit.
- 31MarAgility TrainingBeing able to jump up at any moment, easily get up from sitting on the floor or simply move your body more effectively is one of the aims of agility training.
- 22FebFit By Forty
When last did you set yourself a target, aim for a goal or resolve to do something that really challenges you? Being in a comfort zone sometimes creeps up on us and we discover we're going in a direction we hadn't necessarily planned. An amazing antidote is a dose of self-evaluation and scrutiny, and a challenge to match. That's exactly what Iron Man participant and Wellness Warehouse co-founder, Sean Gomes decided when he signed up for the Iron Man 70.3 challenge.
- 22Feb8 Natural Ways To Fix Stiff, Creaky & Sore JointsDID YOU KNOW? Most of the prescription medicines for achey joints like ibuprofen, naproxen, and other anti-inflammatory medicines can be harsh on your body, affecting your liver and stomach. Adapting your lifestyle and taking harm-free measures might be a better long term strategy or may greatly limit the amount of medication you need. If you are taking medication, check with your health advisor or doctor before taking additional herbal options.
- 19OctSLEEK GEEK'S SHAPE UP TIPSThis month we're featuring our Sleek Geek Wellness Ambassador. Sleek Geek is a social community of support and motivation for a healthy lifestyle. Their mission is to inspire 100 thousand South Africans to transform their lives and lead a better quality life.
- 19OctExercise For EnergyPower Up In our fast-paced Western world it's no surprise fatigue is one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor. The only surprising thing here may be what the doctor might recommend for it ' exercise! That's right; extensive studies have shown when you're feeling lethargic and lazy, the best thing you can do is get off the couch. The more you move, the more you'll want to move, and ultimately, the more energy you will have.
- 19OctPUMP IT UPWorking out with no music is like eating cereal with no milk ' it can be done if it must, but it's a long, dry, rather unpleasant experience. There's no denying music is essential to peaked performance and a satisfying workout.
- 19OctSummer Shape Up by Cheryl StevensWith summer just around the corner, it's time to get off the couch and get back into your exercise routine or think of a new exercise to take you through to summer. Take up the challenge and start your exercise today.
- 18Sep7 SMART TRAINING TIPS by Peter OlivierWith new fitness trends launching every day, it's easy to get confused between different theories and drawn into a regime focusing on aesthetics. Training should focus on performance outcomes alongside a healthy eating plan. If you are running further, cycling faster and lifting heavier then aesthetics automatically improve. Remember, no matter what anybody says, there are no shortcuts.
- 16Feb5 Heart Healthy benefits of YogaYoga has many health benefits, but can it help your heart stay healthy? More and more evidence says 'yes':
- 28FebWhich Whey to go?We look at the different options and attributes of this muscle growing protein.
- 06JulLIVING YOGA by Zoey Lapinsky
It's easy to practice yoga when you love doing it. Bring commitment, dedication, passion and strength to your practice with some guiding principles.
- 06JulSPINE SAVVY Dr Murray McDonaldWeight lifting, done improperly, can cause injury. Catherine Hayden speaks to strength trainer and chiropractor Dr Murray McDonald on technique, form and fallacy.
- 06JulRISE & SHINE5 good morning stretches