By Integrative health coach, lifestyle journalist and Yoga teacher, Rosie Underwood Our bodies are amazingly wise. More so than we even realize, but right now, giving ourselves a helping hand to consciously boost our own natural defenses is crucial. The human body acts as a host for trillions of bacteria that work in synergy with your body to keep you at optimal health. But we so often overlook the fact that our microbiome, and our immunity is out of kilter. Here’s how to get back on track with a holistic approach to boosting immunity.
Do you give away your feminine power too easily? Is this showing up on your skin and hair? Our feminine energy is the driving force behind creativity, unbridled possibilities and inner transformation, whilst our masculine energy helps us take action towards carrying out our inspired desires. In these extraordinary times, we explore the importance of feminine personal power, why it’s over-looked, how to regain it by moving beyond constraints into empowered ways of being, with lifestyle journalist and Integrative health coach, Rosie Underwood.
By Integrative health coach, lifestyle journalist and Yoga teacher, Rosie Underwood. Spring is so beautiful in that it's full of the promise of new beginnings, but more often than not, as the seasons initially transition, our bodies work harder to keep up with the frequent changes that mother nature throws at us, and it’s important that we address our own bio-individual needs as the weather fluctuates.
‘DO N O HARM , take no nonsense, and let yourself off the hook!’ beams yoga teacher and influencer Rosie Underwood as she talks about self-care. ‘Straight-talking’ isn’t a word usually associated with yoga teachers, but it suits Rosie perfectly. ‘There’s so much pressure in this life right now – just give yourself a break!’ she continues. ‘You can’t be everything to everyone all the time. You’re a human – just be you.’ Click to download
So, I gave this a whirl back in what we thought was our first and only lock down (lord have mercy.) I found that by making it a priority to give myself an hour to myself before my working day began, I became more productive, I gained traction in everything I did because it felt like time had expanded somehow, I gained strong self-discipline and things began to align. Here’s why. The daily 24-hour cycle is called the circadian rhythm, which is responsible for a balance between eating, sleeping and various other physiological processes. We also have a circadian rhythm of human willpower.
Does anyone else feel guilty or a sense they’re failing somehow when they don’t experience life highs more frequently than perhaps the outside world dictates we should? You’re not on your own in your thinking. We’re living in a time that’s constantly reminding us that we’re always lacking in something, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Consumerism mixed with the rise of social media and this ever-advancing technological era means that whilst we have the world at our fingertips, there’s been a report in a rise in negative physical health, mental health, as well as a decline in life satisfaction even before Corona swept the planet. Right now, we’re more connected than we’ve ever been, but more disconnected.
One of the biggest lies we’ve been told of our generation is that being quite literally run off your feet means you’re somehow on an incline, professionally, personally and physically. So many of us living in this strange, technological era are busy, but not necessarily productive. We’re not just distracted, we’re trained in distraction, we ‘do’ instead of ‘be’, we rush instead of walk, scroll as opposed to stop and think. Busy-ness does not equate to worthiness and it doesn’t always equate to success. Small changes in your life can have a big impact on the way that you feel, live, act and be and it all starts with rest. By simply slowing things down you’ll boost productivity, your health and as a result, your enjoyment of this precious life!
You know those people that when you talk to them, your mood instantly brightens and you feel inspired to take on the world? Well, Rosie Underwood is one of those people. The magazine-editor-turned-yoga-teacher-and-wellness-influencer radiates that particular kind of energy that comes from doing what you love and sharing it with the world. In the last decade, she swapped her live-fast-non-stop lifestyle for sun salutations and sea air, and along the way she’s learnt how to listen to her body and her mind, and care for them both as best she can.