Quiet Quest Day 31 – Final Reflection

Over the last couple of years, and particularly the last 5 months while completing the Yoga Teacher Training at Sukha Mukha Yoga in Bronte, I have learnt that yoga is so much more than stretching your hamstrings in downward facing dog … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 13 – Focused Reading

  I LOVE books and together with my yoga practice they are my version of an anti-depressant. I would happily spend my days and nights reading if given the chance. Most of us that follow the various wellness blogs (my … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 12 – Mindfulness – Folding Washing

My washing basket is like Mary Poppin’s handbag – the contents within it are never ending. Once a load is washed it often sits in a heap along with previous loads for an extended period of time (if I’m honest … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 10. ‘Quiet’ Vinyasa Flow

A recent walk up a not so steep incline left me feeling breathless and gasping for air the other day and I realised I may need to park the relaxation-like yoga styles that I love so much in favour for … Continue reading

Quiet Quest Day 9 – Tea Meditation

My husband considers himself a bit of a tech geek and loves new technology. Our home is filled with various devices and gadgets and their corresponding cords and chargers. So it was no surprise when he came home with a … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 8. Gratitude List

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses” Alphonse Karr. I am a self-help book junkie and almost all the books I have read prescribe an attitude of gratitude. I started writing a gratitude … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 7. Restorative Yoga

Nothing makes my heart sing more than watching my children play happily together on the beach. But to be completely honest, beach days pre-children were probably a little bit more relaxing. They didn’t involve endless trips to the shore to … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 6. Meditation

It took me a very long time to get on board with meditation. Besides not being able to sit alone with myself for a any long period of time without feeling panicky or anxious, I had some pre-conceived ideas about … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 4. Mindful Eating

I work Friday and have decided that today I am going to incorporate my 30 minute quiet quest into the working day with mindful eating. We work in a fast paced, dynamic and at times intense environment and for some … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 3. Yin Yoga

This morning I conveniently put my back out when trying to lift my 2 year old daughter up in a very awkward and unsafe way. I was planning on a seated meditation this evening for my 30 minute daily quiet … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 2. Walking meditation

  This morning I decided that I would spend my 30 minutes of Quiet Quest in a walking meditation. Walking meditation is basically meditation in action. It uses the physical, mental and emotional experiences of walking as a way to … Continue reading

Quiet Quest – Day 1. Journaling

5:15am: Wake up to the sound of the alarm. I use my iPhone as an alarm clock so was immediately tempted to start my usual morning ritual of checking my emails, Facebook and the news.  As most of my Quiet … Continue reading