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It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

A guide to energy healing by Reema Aidasani ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion & Compassion

An interview with Natalie Daghestani, co-founder and creative director of Dubai-based luxury vegan brand, Eurthlin  

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Why empathetic living might be the secret to post Covid relationship building

By Mimi Nicklin As every day of 2020 goes by we become incre...

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The Year of the Rat 2020

2020 will be a year that we all will remember, where we were and what unfolded, a year in which all that we held as normal was no more and we move into unchartered waters, learning and crea...

Awakened Body

The Zen of Eating

Forget fast food and instant gratification, eating should be a sacred act that nourishes the soul as well as the body. So, where have we gone wrong? Neha Jamani explains the zen of eating. Ancient yogis from many traditions considered eating to be a sacred act, where one living part of nature integrates into another living being. In stark contrast, eating see...

Beginner’s guide to No Shampoo

Heard of the ‘no poo’ or ‘no shampoo’ movement? People across the world are dumping store-bought shampoo and conditioner in favour of making their own. Why bother? To free yourself from daily hair-washing; to reduce the toxic load on your body and on the planet. And to save money. Aspen Aman investigates…  Why w...

Juice fasting in Thailand

Detox expert Malcolm Slyper describes his 10-day Juice fast detox in Thailand – this one is not for beginners.    I am often asked for ideas on how to do an inexpensive detox trip to a lush tropical island location away from the bustle of city life. So I decided to share a recent detox and juice fasting experience of my own. I’ve explained...

Confessions of an apprentice Yoga Teacher

The ultimate aim of yoga is not sticking your knee behind your head. It’s a journey to knowing who you really are and to connecting with universal consciousness. If that’s not hippie, trippy, peace, love and lentils for you, keep reading… Tamara Pitelen writes about being a newly graduated yoga teacher. I’m now officia...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

Mind over fatter

Mika Thornley has spent 35 years cracking the code that unlocks her ‘fat padlock’. Here she reveals her personal journey to help you with yours.    Here’s the thing: There is no one secret, magic key to effortlessly achieving your ideal body weight. It’s taken me about 35 years to come to that conclusion and I’m wr...

Gong bath meditation

Coming clean about gong baths and sound healing.   Let’s get one thing out the way; a gong bath doesn’t involve water. Oh yes, you may laugh but that was my initial concern when I first heard the term ‘gong bath’ about 10 years ago. “Ooh no,” I said, “I’m not getting into a bath to meditate…&rdq...

How To Get The Universe On Your Side

WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Does life sometimes feel really hard? Like there is so much to do and so little time? Like you have to strive and struggle to make things happen? Your life does not have to feel this way. You are not in this life on your own. But first, let me tell you about my week. I received: • Money found on the ground. &bu...

Time to Detox’ Retreat

AN EXCLUSIVE AWAKENINGS MAGAZINE RETREAT Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle of city life and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Join us on a group Detox Retreat to the wonderful and luxurious Amatara Wellness Resort for 5 days from 26 to 31 October 2017. For more i...

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Food as sunscreen

Use nutrition not sunscreen to protect yourself against sunburn, cancer, and premature aging, writes organic cosmetologist Shirley Conlon who is no fan of the chemical-laden sunscreen creams. In recent years, we’ve increasingly been told to stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer or to slather ourselves in sunscreen creams. But is the su...

Grow your own balcony garden

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own herbs, vegetables and flowers. Aspen Aman investigates balcony gardens in the UAE. For many people living in the UAE, their balcony or patio is either a great gathering place for friends and family or just another place to battle dust and dirt. But there’s another way to view, and use, your bal...

Astrology Trends 2014

The astrological patterns in the heavens in 2014 see Jupiter changing signs to Leo for the first time in 12 years. It’s also the final full year of Saturn’s stay in Scorpio. What does it mean for your horoscope? Astrologer Jessica Adams reveals… ARIES It took ages to get off the ground, but the plans you made for your house, flat, family, h...

Extreme detox Thailand

For a short-cut back to wellness, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Koh Samui offers a comprehensive detox programme. Tamara Pitelen tried it out. It’s my job to find the poo poo; I am the poo poo hunter,” said Aor, my Thai therapist, as she vigorously massaged my stomach and kept a close eye on a see-through tube to see if any of the desired “poo poo&rd...

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