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By Pris Chew

When we have food cravings, it is maybe because of a physiological reason, rather than an actual craving for that type of food.

Here are some of the more common food cravings and what they mean.

Water or Ice

If you are craving for water or ice, this may mean that you are thirsty, or else it could also mean that you are tired and you are craving for a perk in your energy level – that comes with the chewing of ice.

Or it may also be a sign of imbalance in your body’s sugar level and craving for water is your body’s way of flushing out the excess sugar too.

Fatty Foods

When you crave for fatty foods like French Fries or a pack of potato chips, this may mean that you are simply feeling stressed, anxious, sad or bored.

Sometimes when you have these cravings you may not even be hungry. Instead next time this happens to you, try and take a walk or get something to make yourself busy, to determine whether you are truly hungry or you are simply eating because you are bored.

Sometimes, when I am craving for potato chips and I’m busy with work or other chores, the cravings tend to go away. So this means that I am not actually hungry or in need of those potato chips.

Sweets and Candies

If you find that you are craving for candies or anything else sweet, this could possibly mean that you are thirsty. Next time you have cravings for sweets, try and drink a glass of water and see if that satisfies those cravings.

Personally I find that this often helps. When I feel like I want sugar, water seems to satisfy these cravings, rather than actual sweet foods.

Or if not, this could also mean that the body is tired and that it needs fuel. This is common when you skip meals due to a lack of time, so your body is trying to balance things out by asking you to eat sweet things. But try and go for some natural sugars such as found in fruits, instead of the unhealthy, sugary snacks.

Chocolates

If you find yourself craving chocolate, this may mean that you are seeking love, intimacy or romance. So instead of simply reaching out for that unhealthy chocolate bar, why don’t you cuddle up to your other half or send him/her a message and see if that satisfies your cravings?

Carbohydrates

If you are craving for some carbs, such as bread, pasta, porridge, rice or noodles, this is a sign that you are seeking comfort.

Maybe it is because you have had a bad day at work or else your boss has been unreasonable towards you, and so you need to talk to someone to share your feelings.

Conclusion

Now that you know what are some of the common food cravings and what they may mean. But perhaps next time, try to use alternative methods to satisfy them instead of simply reaching out for that food.

 

About the author:

Priscilla Chew is the winner of Best Health & Wellness Blog at the 2015 Singapore Blog Awards. Pris is Astavita’s sports ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her running lifestyle with the help of Astavita’s Sports. She hopes her passion for running and sports will inspire other people to exercise on a regular basis for fitness and health. You may follow her on Instagram: prisgooner

By Mona Gill

I have always been into yoga as everyone knows and lately it was more meditation as opposed to the physical practice of yoga. Which I still do but not as intensely. It is mostly taking control of the mind over body.

With all that said, diet does play a very important part. I have always known about the ayurvedic diet but recently was when I actually understood it more after being educated by someone who is living the ayurvedic lifestyle and has tempted me to make this a part of my health and wellness regime for longevity and a healthier lifestyle.

What is Ayurveda?

It is made up of our physical, emotional, lifestyle including the foods we eat and times we go to sleep etc.

They are made up of our doshas called Vata which is air and ether, Pitta which is fire and water and finally Kapha which is earth and water.

By knowing what our doshas are, we can customise our yoga practice accordingly. It brings immense benefits and maximum results .

Firstly find out what your dosha is.

There are 3 types :-

Vata– those under the vata dosha are very active physically and mentally.

Vatas usually experience imbalance through anxiety, skin dryness and also have difficulty sleeping.

Yoga can help with these imbalances by practicing certain postures that help in grounding them.

Asanas recommended for these are spinal twists, mountain pose , headstands and any kind of inversions will help. Also slow, calm breathing is important to cultivate self care and also stillness .

Vatas should be eating more foods rich in protein,fat, warm, moist and oily. That balances out the excess vata.

Basically Vatas should emphasize sweet, sour and salty flavours and minimise pungent, bitter and astringent foods.

For examples Vatas can have eggs, buttered toast, avocado for breakfast

Or hot cereals with ghee and sliced almonds

Lunch can be yellow dhal with naan or rice and pasta with an oily dressing.

Ideal dinner for vatas can be avocado fried rice, soups and stews.

Pitta– those in this dosha category are usually very passionate and courageous. They experience imbalance through anger, inflammation and competitiveness.

To help counter these imbalances, the yoga practice has to incorporate relaxing postures to release tension such as back bends and heart openers. Such poses would include the bow pose, camel and a full wheel pose to encourage patience.

When it comes to pitta doshas, their diet would include more raw fruits and vegetables. Since pittas have more internal heat it is best for them to have less spicy dishes like hot fiery curries and more cooling foods instead. Less caffeine and alcohol is also advisable.

Suggested meals would be: breakfast would include raw fruit salads, oatmeal with ghee and chopped almonds and some maple syrup to taste.

Or avocado and egg whites (recommended) with toast.

Lunch: purple cabbage ( sauteed with ghee), lentils with whole grain bread

Or avocado fried rice

Or whole wheat pasta with fresh vegetables

Dinner: vege /tofu/turkey burgers with avocado, soft cheese, lettuce and fries

Or green dhal with rice are great options!

Kapha -individuals under this dosha are very strong and stable. Their imbalances come through as procrastination, congestions (sinus or chest).

They usually need to be stimulated therefore poses such as sun salutations and some fast breathing poses will help stimulate some enthusiasm and also focus.

Kaphas generally should have less dense and heavy foods and go for foods that are light in flavour and airy.

Kaphas need foods that stimulate digestion and clears the channels of the body and also helps with sweating.

Kaphas definitely need to go easy on the sweet, sour and salty .

Examples of a kapha dbreakfast would be a baked apple/ stewed fruit with some rice porridge if needed.

Or rye toast with some unsweetened tea.

Lunch: lentils with a side of greens with some light flavors.

Dinner: quinoa with some lentils / or a rice and lentil porridge.

Or soups such as leek and potato with a light and refreshing flavour/ dressing such as ginger and lemon.

With all these doshas one is not better than the rest but it is important to feed your body what it needs so the better understanding you have of your doshas you can feed it the nutrition and practice what your body needs for longevity and health. It is important to be present with all of your meals and yoga practice to have a better of what foods and ingredients have an effect on you for a start.

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About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

How can you integrate meditation into your weight loss journey?

I have been one to work out all the time for the last 14 years until I discovered the power of meditation in the last little while. For this to work you must have a healthy relationship with food and your body.

I truly believe that meditation not only helps with anxiety and reduces the levels of stress but it does also help with stabilising your hormones. Even if you are eating clean and working out consistently but have high levels of stress and can’t manage it well, you are going to have a hard time losing weight if that is one of your goals due to high cortisol levels. One of the biggest obstacles of weight loss is ourselves. Therefore, when we do embark on the traditional weight loss journey that includes working out and dieting, it tends to lead to short term results and also can contribute to low self-esteem and unhealthy eating habits. Thus, it is important to include meditation for long-term weight loss and to keep it off.

Meditation helps you become more aware of your mind and explores your motivations for weight loss and how you can get there. It also promotes self-love and compassion. Meditating does help us be more mindful and present while we are eating which is also self-care.

The best way to introduce meditation into your weight loss journey would be by taking small steps. Everyone experiences meditation differently so it’s important to not feel overwhelmed and start by just simply being mindful and more aware while eating, working and working out. When I say be more aware I simply mean being more present and slowing down, take note of what triggers your bad habits and what does slow your weight loss journey down. An example of a trigger would be eating too much dessert late at night or skipping breakfast. Once you have noted and practiced these steps, find a way to diffuse the situation, maybe take a walk when you feel like reaching out for desserts late at night or write down your emotions in a journal. This is self-love and self-care. If affirmations work for you, write them down or close your eyes and say them out loud and visualise your end goal. It is important to take care of your entire being for the mind and body to connect or it will always be a vicious cycle when it comes to a healthy long-term weight loss journey.

Meditation is the greatest thing you can do for yourself to achieve optimum health, reach your goal weight, happiness and also self-love.

Even if you are busy do find time every single day to take care and not neglect yourself, because once you are able to integrate meditation into your daily life, you are able to understand how to apply this in all aspects of your life and find true inner peace.

Namaste

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

As I have gotten older, I find myself leaning towards more natural and DIY skin care products for cleansing, toning and even as a mask. I tried a few different ones. Here are two of my favourite ingredients you probably can find in your kitchen and pantry.

Avocado facial masks are one of the best facial masks out there. They are nourishing and revitalizing. This DIY mask is skin-friendly as it’s packed with minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamins such as A ,E , B, K and unsaturated fats.

Benefits:

1) Great for dry and acne prone skin

2) Promotes elasticity

3) Very anti-ageing

4) Inexpensive

5) Restores your skin PH balance

What you would need includes:

1 full ripe avocado and mash that up.

Depending on your skin type, if you need extra moisture add ½ to 1 tsp of manuka honey into the mixture.

Use your fingers or a special brush to apply the mask all over your face. Do cleanse your face prior to application.

Leave the mixture on for 10-15 mins.

Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

The second ingredient I have been using quite often lately is Manuka honey!

Honey has so many benefits and one of them includes it being excellent skin care.

I personally recommend to use it as a facial cleanser. It provides your skin with moisture that it needs and is so soothing to your skin because of its antibacterial properties and if you have sensitive skin, this is one of the best natural skin care alternatives to use as it is very healing.

Manuka Honey removes all impurities without stripping skin’s natural oils hence keeping your skin soft and supple and also does improve and refine skin texture because of its natural enzymes.

Use one to two times a day. Remove your makeup, use ½ tsp of honey and apply it to your face using fingers.

Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

I always follow up with two drops of Astarism after to restore hydration and also it boosts my skin’s base conditions for skincare and  makeup application if needed.

I hope this quick skin care tips will help if you are looking for more natural products to take care of your skin!

Of course it is not only what you put on the outside that matters but what you do ingest also does make a difference. So take care of you and be happy, stay healthy and love yourself!

Till next time.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

Or is it not really a secret?

By Mona Gill

What are the secrets to a healthy long life? Is there a magic pill? Or is it living an overly cautious life by killing ourselves with crazy amounts of exercise and counting every calorie that goes into our mouth?

Well, here are my thoughts.
1) Diet :- Everything in balance. I do not believe in low-fat, non-fat, skimmed, sugar-free and guilt-free products. Wholesome, nutritious, full fat foods are necessary for you and your brain!

Our brain craves fat rich foods to prevent disorders such as ADHD, Dementia, and Alzheimers.

Increasing amounts of fats in our diets can protect our most valuable organs. So please drop the low-fat and skimmed stuff. It’s going to leave you “hangry” most times!!
2) Activity :- What is your lifestyle like? Do you have an active lifestyle?

It is so important to find an activity that you enjoy. It increases the quality of your life and lifespan. What motivates you? Golf, yoga, running, tennis? It can be anything!

You do not have to limit activity to working out to sports and volunteering. The act of giving back as well has been proven to lower the likelihood of dying early.
3) Social Life :- This is something  I can vouch for! A good, healthy and positive social life definitely is important for a quality life. Having support from people you can count on, like family, friends, partners or bffs also reduces loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
4) Attitude :- A positive attitude in life does help with longevity. You have to be grateful and appreciate all you have in your life. Appreciate the good people you are surrounded with and count your blessings, even the minor ones. Make the most of your everyday and try and not let the small stuff get to you.

I came across this reading by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

He had said “Just loosen up your life a little bit, laugh a little more, involve yourself with people around you. Do things that you think is not so important. Do simple things . Very important to do simple things because the very important things we do in life will become dead serious. Don’t be dead now. A time will come, now it’s time to be alive. Your life is just play “
It simply means, don’t take life so seriously and live your life to the fullest!

Namaste

Mona Gill

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

How do you keep the holiday pounds off with all the yummy food, drinks and endless Christmas parties but still keep focused?

Here is what I do to keep in shape and feel great even with a little cheat meal during the festivities!

It’s important to change up your workouts every once in a while and I am very in-tuned with my body and am very aware of what I need to feel healthy and have mental clarity during the busiest time for me.  Lately I have been practicing more meditation.

Meditation helps quieten and control the mind especially during this time of the year as we start to reflect and put pressure on ourselves if we did not meet some of our goals and just overall tiredness as the year ends. It does help with a better night’s sleep, mental clarity and helps you keep focused especially if you visualise your goals during meditation. Depending on what and why you are meditating, some of us just need to set the tone of the day and accept how you are feeling at that given time and move on with the day.

With that said, I still want to feel great in my skin so here are my moves that help me keep the holiday pounds off.

Commando – 10 reps and it is important to hug your belly button into your spine for a strong core

Push-ups – 3 sets of 30 and make sure if you are on your knees your legs do not touch the floor

Burpees – 3 sets of 20 as this is the perfect total body workout especially if you are trying to lose weight and make sure your chest touches the floor for the correct form.

Crunches – 3 sets of 20 and raise your legs of the floor for added challenge

Jumping jacks – 3 sets of 50

Slow mountain climbers for a minute – make sure knee touches the elbow each time

Reverse plank for a minute – this is great for abs

Raised leg and arm plank for a minute

Cool down

Typically I do this in the morning and that just helps me kickstart the day.

Because it is fast paced like a HIIT workout I take Astaxanthin supplements to recover fast.

It helps with muscle recovery and has definitely help me keep my energy levels and immunity up during the busiest time of the year!

Happy New Year!

Namaste

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

Do you ever wonder why most yogis or those who practice yoga often do not eat meat?

I have always loved chicken and pork, but I did realise that over the years I started to eat less and less meat especially prior to a yoga practice especially if I were to do a hot yoga class. I could smell it through my sweat which would put me off right away and also too much meat made me feel sluggish.

At one time I was even a vegan but could not sustain it for very long due to health reason. So, I found a healthy balance that worked for me even when I am unable to practice as much. It is mostly plant based but I do consume eggs and on rare occasion some fish. But other than that my diet is 80% vegetarian. Some reasons I avoid meat and most yogis who live the lifestyle do are as follows :-

Firstly meat contains high levels of toxins and because of the process it goes through it lacks essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs.

For someone who practices yoga and is into the teachings of a yogic lifestyle, we believe that eating meat of a slaughtered animal means that we are also taking in their pain and the fear which is detrimental to health and our peace of mind and it affects our emotions.

Also, from the nutrition point of view, we do not need as much protein as we think we do so some of us tend to overdo the protein leading to more health problems such as gout, inflammation, digestive issues and even behavioural disorders.

That’s why I do not believe in the no carb diet. As we all need healthy carbohydrates in our diet for our nervous system to function normally and also helps control weight and burn fat. Stick to healthy carbs like legumes, fruits, whole grains and vegetables. Remember that carbohydrates are the bodies main fuel source.

Typically a yoga diet mainly recommends a lacto-vegetarian diet, meaning that we consume small amounts of dairy products. This is to ensure that daily requirements of  Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and calcium are met for our bodies to function normally.

Also eating less meat or a more vegetarian diet help to boost the immune system making it stronger and also a more plant-based diet does lower the chances of obesity and other health issues like high blood pressure, cancer and kidney failure.

Eat right for your body type and listen to your body. If something does not work for you, tweak it and experiment and eventually you will find the right diet that work well with your body.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Pris Chew

Whether you are a recreational or a competitive athlete, failure is bound to affect you.

For example, you may have set yourself the goal to run a sub 4-hour marathon, but due to cramps, you failed to meet your target.

I’ve also had my fair share of failures in my running. One of these was during the Sundown Marathon last year, when I ran the 42.195km marathon even though I still had flu symptoms. I ended up struggling throughout the whole race and didn’t run a good timing at all. I was quite disappointed, because I had trained for the race for a few months, only to have had this setback shortly before the race.

Instead of letting such failures affect you, though, you need to be able to move on. After all, success cannot come without failures. How you handle failure too, will determine how you grow as a person.

So here are some tips that will help you to overcome failure in not only running and sports, but also in life.

Seeking support from family and friends

While it may seem like a good idea to share your dreams and goals with your family and friends, you need to remember that they may not always support you.

And if you do not get their support, how will you react? Such negativity from those who are close to you may create self-doubt in your abilities to achieve your deepest desires.

However there is also a good chance that your friends and family will support you because of their love for you, so it is still best to share your dreams and aspirations with them, because having support and encouragement is better than embarking on your dreams alone and without anyone to back you up.

For me, I have always been fortunate enough to have the backing of my family, in whatever I choose to do in my life. For example, when I had decided to quit my corporate job because I was unhappy in it, my family backed me.

Waiting for the right moment

People tend to wait for the best moment in order to begin pursuing their dreams and goals. But by postponing their dreams until the right moment, this means that you are not likely to try and achieve them because there may never a right moment.

If you want something, you have to instead take the risks and set a date and time to go ahead and try rather than waiting for a perfect opportunity that may not come.

For example, if I had waited for the right moment to start my blog website, I would not be where I am today. Instead I may still be slaving away at a 9-5 corporate job, unhappy and waiting for the right moment to leave, rather than working from home.

Failure does not mean that you aren’t good enough

In today’s society, we tend to fear failure; any failed venture is associated with shame and disappointment and a feeling that we did not make it because we were not good enough.

But instead of wallowing in your despair, try to leverage on your failures in order to succeed the next time around.

Failure simply may mean that you lack experience and if you can let go of the feelings of shame and the disappointment in having failed, these are powerful lessons in life that no textbook can teach you.

And do remember that if you fail, you will come out from each failed venture having picked up new lessons in life and you will become a much better person from it, as compared to someone who has never ventured out of their comfort zone and was not brave enough to have attempted anything outside society’s expectations of them.

 

About the author:

Priscilla Chew is the winner of Best Health & Wellness Blog at the 2015 Singapore Blog Awards. Pris is Astavita’s sports ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her running lifestyle with the help of Astavita’s Sports. She hopes her passion for running and sports will inspire other people to exercise on a regular basis for fitness and health. You may follow her on Instagram: prisgooner

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By Mona Gill

How do you manage your anxiety?

I seldom get panic attacks or an anxiety attack nowadays but once in a while they do sneak up on me. It can happen at the most random of times but mostly when and if I am overworked or have too many decisions to make and just basically overwhelmed.

Over the years I have managed to deal with anxiety my way which is through yoga. Remember that anxiety is not something that controls you. It is just a part of our human nature and some of us experience it more than others.

Yoga is a self-soothing technique that helps with anxiety. It really is about learning to manage your anxiety through self-care such as meditation, exercising and doing what calms you down.

Practising yoga does generally reduce heart rate by lowering blood pressure and helps calm your breath or at least be more aware of your breath.

With that said, the type of yoga you practice for the purpose to calm yourself does play a part. Strenuous ones are definitely not appropriate and you definitely should check in with your doctor before choosing yoga as part of your lifestyle or treatment plan to manage your anxiety.

To get started you do not need anything except a space where you can trust to fully be present. You do not even need to attend or join a class.

Here are some poses that will help you feel more at ease, grounded, aware and present when you feeling anxious and experiencing anxiety.

Child’s pose – this helps calm the nervous system as it promotes relaxation and conscious breathing

Headstand – I practice this one the most. It reverses the blood flow and because of that you focus your attention to your breath instead of the anxiety.

Warrior III – This challenging pose focuses on balance and strength. While in this pose, it helps redirects your focus back to you hence calming you.

Legs up against the wall – One of the most popular ones especially if you have taken a restorative class. All you have to do is lie on your back comfortably with your legs up against a wall and close your eyes for 10 minutes breathing normally and relaxing. This alone is enough to calm you down.

Tree pose – This basic standing balance pose helps with concentration and taking your awareness away from anxiety and drawing it inward towards yourself, mostly your inner self.

There are so many ways to manage anxiety through different forms of physical exercise, nutrition and sometimes even sleep. These factors all play a part in managing anxiety, so it is important to try various treatment plans and see what works for you. It is a struggle but it does not have to take over your life. It is all about trial and error. It is important for overall wellness and health to feel free from anxiety and not let it take over your life.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga is amazing for both our minds and bodies and helps keep us healthy physically and emotionally.

To many of us yoga means the physical practice on the mat itself and even meditation. However without realizing, a lot of us do practice yoga off the mat in our daily lives. Even if you do not practice the asanas, we can still become yogis and practice this in our daily lives.

Here’s how:

Have a flexible mind – I like to say vibe with it and roll with the punches and obstacles thrown to you. Have an open mind and try and look at the glass as half full instead of half empty.

No expectations, no disappointments – This is important. Do not be manipulative or offer any form of help with expectations from other. If you truly want to help someone do it because you want to and not because you expect them to do the same or want something in return. Helping with no expectations is also good karma.

Listen to your body and be kind to it – Listen to what your body needs at that point in time. Nourish it with wholesome nutritious foods and eat clean. If you need more sleep or a warm bath or more exercise or more yoga, pay attention. Our bodies will always let us know what we need so be aware.

Be content – Be content with who you are and how you live your life. In today’s society we are notorious for comparing and trying to keep up with the joneses. But living like this is so toxic and stressful. Try to not compare with others and a good way would be to not surround yourself with negative people. Who you surround yourself with is so important for good energy in life and to be happy with what you have and count your blessings and be grateful. Attitude of gratitude and have an abundance of love in your life. It will take us far.

Stand up for what you believe in – Be true to who you are and do not be afraid to stand up to your beliefs.

Yoga is more than just the practice of asanas. It goes beyond that and it is how we live.

It is truly about being able to maintain harmony and balance in your everyday life no matter what obstacles you may face. Most of us already do it without it knowing.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

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