My Lockdown Story

My Lockdown Story

6May, 2020Well my friends, what a ride!! If you'd told me that we'd be worried about running out of toilet paper, we'd be in lockdown at home and only allowed out for an hour-a-day, my business would be halted and I would be unable to hug my family and friends for a...

When We Binge in Private

When We Binge in Private

Chinmayi reveals how most of us binge alone and how we can use tapping (EFT) in those moments to turn our tendencies from bingeing to bliss.

Retreat Repeat

Retreat Repeat

For some years now I’ve been trying to live, think and work differently. Still, I’m not there. I’ve had a push to make myself a priority with my own retreat.

Put It Out!

Put It Out!

We can be wise with our creams as well as our sunbathing time. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the sun doesn’t cause cancer, it’s the reaction of the sun on the many chemicals we put on our skin. Here are some insights from a sun-worshipper wit

We Are Family

We Are Family

We can be wise with our creams as well as our sunbathing time. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the sun doesn’t cause cancer, it’s the reaction of the sun on the many chemicals we put on our skin. Here are some insights from a true sun-worshipper with a long-term, natural approach.

Ajo Blanco

Ajo Blanco

The challenge for me, with this version, was to ditch the typical stale bread. So whilst Ajo Blanco is a typical Andalucian soup, I’ve made it without wheat or gluten. 

The Judge Won’t Budge

The Judge Won’t Budge

One of the hardest things we can work on is our judgment. Read how yoga can help with this and set you free from your self-limiting beliefs about yourself and others.

The Gastric Extreme

The Gastric Extreme

The Truth About the Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band Surgery and Why it Won’t Help You With Emotional Eating

Why Imbolc is Such an Important Time

Why Imbolc is Such an Important Time

  One thing that I have carried with me since my shamanic healer studies, every single day, is going with nature's flow. Letting it be. Trusting in the Universe. Allowing the angels to step in or whatever your beliefs may be.  Honouring the daylight, the night...

Help from Hindsight

Help from Hindsight

Chinmayi teaches us how to shift powerful emotions by looking forward to a likely outcome of any challenging situation

Are You Ever Satisfied?

Are You Ever Satisfied?

All over social media, we’re told to strive, push and battle with our bodies. Never settle! Never be satisfied. The big BUT here is this: Do you really want to live a life of dissatisfaction?

Being Busy

Being Busy

If you want to see real progress, it’s not the tools that make it happen, it’s your consistent action using them and your state of emotional being.

I’m not Flexible Enough!

I’m not Flexible Enough!

It’s a bit like saying, “I can’t eat because I’m too hungry” or “I can’t put my coat on because it’s too cold”! You come to yoga BECAUSE you want to be more flexible!

New Yoga Resolutions

New Yoga Resolutions

Don't Wait For 2018!! We spend a lot of time looking forward.  Especially in this coming season, as we approach our resolutions and plans for the next year, work budget and targets, personal goals like holiday and home plans. But barring new years resolutions for a...

Energy In Motion

Energy In Motion

Your birthright is to a blissful life, free from emotional stores which result in emotional eating or binge eating or any other numbing-out habits you have picked up on the way.

The School Of Hard Knocks

The School Of Hard Knocks

From the early days of yoga to learning how to help others through the many methods and therapies I have learned and mastered, I have gradually come to realise that there is no destination to this path. Learning is eternal.  

Could Diet Claims Become Illegal?

Could Diet Claims Become Illegal?

I’ve just come off Facebook and feel passionate about sharing my thoughts about the latest diet and fitness ads showing up in my newsfeed. I hope and believe that in the next few years, most of the diet industry will be regulated in some way.

Fighting the Flab

Fighting the Flab

If you have any interest in the Law of Attraction or have read anything about affirmations, you’ll know that we have to be mindful of the words we say to ourselves!

We Grow Old Because We Stop Playing  

We Grow Old Because We Stop Playing  

I don’t want to dwell too much on when I stopped playing as a child. The other day, I read that the average 40-year-old has had three disasters in their life, which can change the way they look at the world. I’ve had a few, and I know I’m not alone. 

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

I feel like nature and I have once again become well acquainted. I realised that the spirit they talk about in the world of shamanism is nature. It is a combination of the elements. From the gross of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air to the more subtle of Space, Light, and Spirit itself. In my experience, this embodiment is yoga.  

Giving in to the process!

Giving in to the process!

"I Surrender" One of my amazing yoga teachers Dr Kumar talks about three steps to yoga. He doesn’t mean the practices of yoga. In this context, he means a feeling of enlightenment, bliss or at least a feeling of inner peace. The first step is surrender. Surrender What...

Starved of Love?

Starved of Love?

Loving Food Loves YOU! I'm just back from a 5-day Women’s Healing Retreat in the UK.   This was the first time I’ve run a retreat like this. It was nothing short of a wonderful experience for me, and from the feedback I’ve had so far, life-changing Ifor some....

The Good Thing About Emotional Eating

The Good Thing About Emotional Eating

There were so many times I felt that it would be easier if I just went back to the old me. There was a payoff to staying in the depression and grief I had before I committed to a lifetime of holistic practice.

MAGIC! – whatever the weather!

MAGIC! – whatever the weather!

I’ve been conditioned to feel a certain way in certain weather.
Ever noticed how in movies it’s nearly always raining at funerals and sunny at weddings?
Isn’t it strange how we fall into these patterns and beliefs?

Ground Almonds

Ground Almonds

Almonds Are Forever!  What Are Almonds? Although the greatest producer of almonds in the world is now the US, they traditionally hail from the Mediterranean. They grow on trees, these days in groves. They flower the most beautiful blossom in Spring, then within a...

I Just Don’t Have Time!

I Just Don’t Have Time!

Time is becoming one of the most valuable commodities for humankind. In times of overwhelm and self-sabotage, it can be dis-empowering.

The Good Thing About New Years Resolutions

The Good Thing About New Years Resolutions

Goals are very important for me. I do make them before the new year, at the end of every month and the night before every day. Sometimes it’s in my head but usually, it’s in my diary or on my laptop.

Chinmayi’s Choice – Hemp Protein Powder

Chinmayi’s Choice – Hemp Protein Powder

In this article, I've selected hemp as an awesome versatile product that I used almost every day. I've also included a favourite recipe for you get some more hemp in your life!   What Is It? The latin name of the plant is Cannabis sativa, but has a tiny trace or...

Eating for Comfort

Eating for Comfort

Why am I Comfort Eating? Why do all my good intentions around eating fly out of the window when I feel blue? Comfort eating is a very nice phrase we often use to describe emotional eating disorder. Of course there are different degrees of emotional eating. For some,...

A Mother’s Tale – and a little lesson for us all

A Mother’s Tale – and a little lesson for us all

Happy Mother's Day Today is a very special day whether you still have your mum around or whether you have your own kids to spoil you. And if you have neither, we can always consider this day for our super Mother Earth and all her gifts. It's a great day for showing...

Is it Really ‘All About Balance?’

Is it Really ‘All About Balance?’

Balance Ye Not! This weekend is Spring Vernal Equinox, a time when daylight and nighttime are the same. The sun rises and sets at the same time. Twelve hours apart. The perfect balance. I am reminded of the balance that we strive for when we are stressed and feel our...

Why ChinmayiMAGIC!’s Retreats ROCK!

Why ChinmayiMAGIC!’s Retreats ROCK!

Here's 10 Fab Reasons Why Our Retreats Rock! 1. The Yoga and Meditation we practice on our retreats is an original, mindful, authentic practice from Rishikesh at the foothills and rocks of the Himalayas in India. Each holistic practice includes a philosophical focus...

Routine and Temptations

Routine and Temptations

The MAGIC! is in my Routine… I’ve been feeling so well this week! After a recent trip to the UK to celebrate my 50th birthday, I’m back in Spain and getting back into my routine. Although for three weeks I still had an irritating cough left over from one of the worst...

Let YOUR love flow – A Valentine to the Self!

Let YOUR love flow – A Valentine to the Self!

You Gotta Get, to Give!   How can you really show unconditional love to others if you don’t receive it yourself? I see this paradigm in so many of my students and clients. They assume that they will feel loved and receive love if they give, share and do things...