digestive health & probiotic goodness

“My inner beauty journey began with my own skin and health issues,” explains Carla. “I have seen that what I put into my mouth has a profound effect on my health.”

signs & synchronicities

The forefather of analytical psychology Carl Jung believed signs and synchronistic events come from the unconscous mind (our internal programming that holds a huge reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness ) and collective unconscious (beliefs shared by all peoples) . Whatever your personal belief is, the Universe…

3 natural beauty staples

Weleda Skin Food Body Butter Skin Food Body Butter is an intensely hydrating, rich and nourishing body moisturiser that leaves a radiant sheen on the skin. The texture is lighter than the original Weleda Skin Food formula making it much easier to spread. Formulated for dry and very skin, it is highly effective to use…

candles & intentions

When you light your candle, it illuminates your intentions, and when you meditate on your intention, it releases a message and sends our energy out into the universe. On a symbolic level, lighting a candle represents the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and spirit. The wick and base signify earth and are vital for…

uttanasana , parivrtta trikonasana , apanasana

These yoga poses offer immediate relief for soothing and relieving symptoms of irritable bowel and poor digestive system. Standing Forward Bend ~ Uttanasana Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints lengthening the torso and engaging the knees and thigh muscles. Breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alternative: keep knees bent…

10 benefits of yoga

The benefits of yoga are huge and span the physical, mental and spiritual, meaning there’s something in it for all of us 1. “On a purely physical level, practice of the asanas (postures) increases muscle tone and general vitality. It also rapidly improves circulation, co-ordination and balance. The practice not only promotes flexibility and skeleto-muscular …

ask Strala ~

It’s hard to be healthy when we keep practicing struggle and strain in our lives. We need ease. We need to feel, breathe deep, and get calm.

why we breathe

Nothing beats an early morning walk along the beach in the rain, I’m just back from a refreshing jaunt out at Raglan beach where surfers were out in force, kids were riding their horses and there were even a few blokarts hooning around – nothing inspires me more than nature and it was such a beautiful…

recline and relax …

Restorative yoga was developed by Yogi B.K.S Iyengar after he travelled from India to the U.K and noticed that westerners were a lot more stiff and inflexible in their joints. His introduction of using props such as blocks, bolsters, straps and the wall are used to maximise the opening and awareness of the body, providing support to the less…

kicking adrenal fatigues arse … very slowly and gently

Featured on Prayers and Apples It has been 8 months since my world pretty much came crashing down around me in more ways than one. For the past 10 years I have been living in a Chaotic mess. I seemed to draw Chaos to me. I had no idea of the toll that living a life, suspended in such a…

yoga for t.m.j and neck pain

Sit on your shins in lion pose. Open the jaw and extend the tongue toward your chin as you exhale (I know but bare with me). Then, move both the tongue and eyes  in unison as you move them up, down and to the sides. As you come into camel pose, be mindful of the open…