by Calodagh McCumiskey, Spiritual Earth
Unhealthy stress affects everything from our sleep, to food habits, alcohol and sugar consumption, our biological age, mental and physical health, our ability to focus, our relationships – and our joy. Unaddressed, unhealthy stress can take over your life and cause a host of debilitating problems. read more →
We’re bringing Dale Pinnock to Wexford
Would you buy tahini from this man?
Another event worth mentioning is a long time friend of the store – Amber SOS is paying us a visit. Amber SOS are based in Co Mayo and specialise in importing and promoting the use of real Baltic Amber. You may know about it’s use to help teething babies but read our blog to discover the many other uses of this beautiful natural product. We’ll have Ben from Amber SOS here on the Saturday the 14th of the month so, if you can, be sure to drop by.
Linda O’Grady founder of Sadhana Yoga popped into us instore to let us know that Sadhana Yoga has moved to it’s own Studio! Have a read of our previous blog when Michelle headed off to one of Linda’s classes. The new studio is based in The Folly, a couple of minutes walk from Tesco, is open throughout the year and offers a wide range of daily classes:
Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Beginners to Advanced
Yoga Somatics for Deep Relaxation
Pilates Level 1 and 2
Saturday Morning Drop in classes
Workshops and events
To further support National Breastfeeding Week from 1st to 7th October Only Natural have teamed up with Breastfeeding Consultants.ie to offer a free one to one private lactation consultation with an experienced lactation consultant. The consultation with be done on a one to one basis in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Knowing when to call for help can really make your breastfeeding experience go a lot more smoothly. Keep on eye on our Facebook page where you will find details on how to enter.
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Whether we like it or not, stress is a fact of modern life, whether it’s the ongoing challenge of ‘managing’ life in this increasingly frantic world or coping with individual high stress events as life throws them at us. It is a natural reaction to events, our mind telling us to be alert and ready to navigate life’s difficulties. It only becomes a problem when that state of alertness becomes habitual. When we experience prolonged periods of worry and anxiousness so great that we start to become overwhelmed by them, then all sorts of things can go wrong. Firstly there’s the feeling itself, life’s joy becomes overshadowed by fear and worry and then other areas of life become affected. We don’t sleep well and don’t have the energy to function properly and our immune system and digestion come under pressure leading to sickness. Mental fog and poor or no decision making replace clarity of mind. Long term unresolved stress can lead to depression and isolation, not a pretty picture!
So whether you’re trying to cope with a tough period or event or fighting a longer battle to feel better remember the natural strategies and aids that can help. There are many herbal, homoeopathic and nutritional aids to combat excess stress, see our product of the month to see the effect some of these have on the body.
These are some lifestyle recommendations.
It is well known that exercise is good for stress (it releases the feel good endorphins) as well as being in the moment with people being encouraged to practice Mindfulness on a daily basis. Yoga combines the two so I volunteered to take myself off to a yoga class.
We are fortunate here in Wexford to have numerous, experienced and qualified yoga instructors but recently I have been hearing quite a lot about Linda O’Grady founder of Sadhana Yoga.
Linda is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Therapist and Wellness Coach, with 18 years’ experience in holistic health (nutrition, herbal medicine, bodywork) and Yoga. She teaches classical Hatha Yoga using the Vinyasa krama system. read more →