I hold a vision for you… {The Body Prema Manifesto}

I hold a vision for you… {The Body Prema Manifesto}

I have a vision for you… I envision you being so in tune with your Body, that you never-ever need to have a second thought about what, when and how much to eat again. I envision you seeing Food as living and sacred, as you Body’s and Soul’s medicine, as an offering from the Earth, as your connection with the Earth. I sense so much pleasure in every single bite you’re having, such rich sensation; your tastebuds on fire, fireworks of sensual enjoyment exploding in your mouth, your whole Body orgasmically receiving the nourishment, the goodness.   I see you being so comfortable in your body, so ‘at home’ in your skin and flesh, like nothing had ever shaken this natural state of being; your birthright. I envision you inhabiting every single part and inch of your Body, owning it so completely, acknowledging it as your own, as *you*, not excluding any of it.   I see you walking, grounded and present, firmly and lovingly touching the Earth with your feet, embodying the knowing that this is where you are supposed to be; that you have the right to be here; that this is your ground, and you have the right to hold it; that this is YOUR Body and it’s allowed to take up as much space as it wants to.   I see you dressing in the clothes that make you feel uniquely YOU. Beautiful. Comfortable. Simple or extravagant. A Goddess unlike any other.   I envision your Body being soft and strong at the same time, firm and fluid, juicy and full, long and lean, all...
Chakras: The Secret Path to breaking FREE from your Battle with Food, Weight & Body, for good!

Chakras: The Secret Path to breaking FREE from your Battle with Food, Weight & Body, for good!

So, you’ve been hearing me talk about the Chakras a lot lately and you might be wondering… What are the Chakras, and why are they so important, when it comes to Food, Weight and Body-Image issues?   The chakras are the energy centers in our body, and they are located on a vertical axis along the spine. They were first discovered by Indian rishis (seers) in deep mediation, thousands of years ago, but different manifestations of them are to be found in all the major spiritual traditions. The chakras’ function is to receive, assimilate and emit vital energy or life force -the energy that keeps us alive and fuels our every move and interaction in life. It is said that there are more than 100 chakras in the human body, but seven of them are the most significant; each one is associated with an element of nature (earth, water, fire, air, ether/sound, light, consciousness/thought), a specific area of the body -covering our whole physical body, from our feet to the crown of our head- and with certain aspects of human life and experience. Each chakra is also linked with one (or more) of our basic needs and rights in life. It is these exact needs that, when left unmet, unconsciously lead us to try and satisfy them in alternative, and not always healthy ways, one of which is using -or abusing- Food and our Body. >> Click here to download a FREE PDF Guide that reveals the most common, underlying needs we tend to substitute through Food, Dieting and/or Body Dissatisfaction. << The free flow of energy through the chakras is essential and is what determines...
Wish you had more will-power and self-discipline? You don’t need it! Here’s why…

Wish you had more will-power and self-discipline? You don’t need it! Here’s why…

”I wish I was stronger than my cravings” ”If only I had more will-power / was more disciplined” ”I’m really weak, I just can’t resist the temptation, so I’ll never be able to lose weight / have a body that I like..” I hear that ALL.THE.TIME.  From clients, friends, family…from women all around me.  And yes, of course I used to believe that so strongly myself. The belief that the reason you are struggling with your weight and body is because you don’t have enough will-power and self-discipline is one of the biggest myths out there and sadly, one of the most common ones.   When it came to food and my body, I used to be the biggest control-freak ever. I would count my calories religiously, exercise for 90 minutes every day, eat super-clean, always be ‘on top of it’. I would check my body meticulously in the mirror every morning, and if I noticed that I’d gained half an inch -or if I thought I had-, I would diet harder, exercise longer, until it was dropped. Until I was ‘in control’, again.   Needless to say, I felt so good about myself, SO proud. And it seemed to work. For some time.    Until that day would come, when my ‘will-power’ wasn’t that strong anymore, when my desire became bigger that my control, and all that energy that I’d suppressed, through pure force, would bounce back up and take over. Like a pressure-cooker that you leave on for too long, the trapped steam would just explode, and I’d give in and give up completely, eating anything and...
Yoga for Positive Body Image ~ How to Love your Body with Yoga

Yoga for Positive Body Image ~ How to Love your Body with Yoga

How Westernised Yoga can reinforce Body-Image Issues It is difficult and rather rare to be living in today’s world and to not be affected, in some way or another, by the cultural pressure around having a ‘perfect’ body, shape and weight. Both men and women fall victims to the bombardment of messages about how to achieve a specific weight, how to shape certain body parts into the promoted ‘ideal’ and what the best products are, promising freedom from low self-esteem and life’s struggles by eliminating perceived flaws of appearance. These days, we have access to endless amounts of information and facts regarding nutrition, health and exercise, and, nevertheless -or rather, as a result- we find ourselves in a position of being most alienated from ourselves, completely cut off from our bodies’ wisdom. We are highly educated from an intellectual perspective, but quite illiterate still, in terms of our emotions. From such a place of disconnection from our embodied experience, it is very common to project any difficult emotions, insecurities and discomfort we might feel on our body and try to manipulate it into a desired form -it being the only thing we have control over- with the more or less conscious hope that by making our bodies ‘perfect’, the rest of our lives will follow. Yoga, though admittedly being one of the most complete, rich and powerful systems of physical, mental and spiritual transformation, is not at all immune to this tendency of our times. Certain elements of yoga, as taught and practiced in the West, can aggravate instead of heal one’s own issues with their body image. The...