Category Archives: Mind and Values

Eat yourself back to Good Health

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It was such a welcome relief one Sunday in January to connect with the power of Ayurveda with Dr Mahesh Kalra.  Initally such a foreign concept yet given time to settle and experience I can now appreciate the wonders of the gift of life and health that this ancient system brings us. Food is medicine, explores […]

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Neti or not to Neti that is the question…

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It started as a cold that seemed to never end as my head seemed to get heavier and heavier. Never a great sufferer of sinus it never occurred to me that I was experiencing a bad bout of sinus infection.  Feeling too crap day in day out to see past the clouds and capable of […]

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Held in Healing Hands

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With a spring in my step and a song in my heart I depart with joy from the healing hands of Jennifer Berridge, Creator and resident Healer of the Karma Studio. Soldiering on with my day, working, looking after my family needs.  You just do it.  A quote that is dawning to be very true […]

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A peak inside an Afternoon Retreat

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Shoes at the door, leaving the world behind me… I’ll be honest with you I didn’t realize how stressed I had become until my drive to the Retreat at The Karma Studio.  Arriving with no expectation apart from very tight shoulders.  From the  moment I stepped through the doors of the Retreat a feeling instantly […]

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The True Power of Yoga in my Life

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The real benefits of Yoga for me go well beyond an exercise class.  To commit to Yoga as part of your life is to strongly commit to yourself.  For me Yoga at the Karma Studio has always been part of my spiritual practice.  It has never been a big class where you get lost and uncorrected […]

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Book recommendation

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The Karma Studio’s book recommendation for the month of September is: ‘The Seat of the Soul: An Inspiring Vision of Humanity’s Spiritual Destiny’ by Gary Zukav “Brilliantly analysing the fascinating complexities of human experience, this stimulating book offers us a unique opportunity to understand ourselves at the deepest level”

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Acceptance

“To some people surrender may have negative connotations, implying defeat, giving up, failing to rise to the challenges of life, becoming lethargic, and so on. True surrender, however, is something entirely different. It does not mean to passively put up with whatever situation you find yourself in and to do nothing about it. Nor does […]

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When you notice anxiety building…

If possible, stop what you are doing and sit down or lean against something (if you are driving, pull over and park in a safe place. If you are in company, it is sometimes appropriate to excuse yourself for a moment). Hold your breath and count to seven (don’t take a deep breath). When you […]

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Book recommendation

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At The Karma Studio, we’re always reading up on new and better ways to conduct ourselves in our everyday lives. This time we’re recommending ‘Living in the Light’ by Shakti Gawain. The book “shows us a new way of life – becoming “a channel for the creative power of the universe.” The key is in […]

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Relationship breakdown?

Experiencing breaking up with someone is probably one of the most difficult things anyone will ever go through in their lifetime. There are few people that will disagree with this statement. We all know what we SHOULD do to deal with the initial grief; we all know what we SHOULD do to keep our minds […]

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Why separate the two?

I’ve lately been getting into the habit of actually not separating ‘work’ and ‘play’ in both my mind and daily schedule. So many of us seem to do it but is it really beneficial? I tend to think that it’s not. If we set it up in our minds that we SHOULD be relaxing when […]

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Why get up early?

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I’m usually averse to simplistic sayings and adages that attempt to summarise life into a few words, but I’m really a strong believer in this one: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise”. Leading an extremely busy lifestyle of heavy tertiary study, part-time work, a relationship, family and friends like me and […]

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Reflections on Japan and Taiwan

I recently travelled to Japan, in particular Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, as well as Taiwan, and all I can say is that they really were some of the most phenomenal countries to which I’ve ever travelled. With the coexistence of modernity and history, science fiction-like cities and religion to match, I would recommend both countries to absolutely anyone. But […]

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Ayurveda: is it for me?

The ayurvedic system is a medical system which originated in India. To this day it exists and is heeded by millions. But what is it exactly and is it right for you? The ayurvedic diet’s focus is on balancing what are called doshas (literally “the tendency to get out of balance”), of which there are […]

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Happiness?

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A piece of Wisdom from Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings : “Rather than be striving always for personal happiness, try to make others happy. In being of spiritual, mental, & material service to others, you will find your own needs fulfilled. As you forget self in service to others, you will find that without seeking it your […]

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Contemplation

Well, the weather gets a little warm, amazing sunny fresh days, teasing us, then… alas it’s bitter cold again. Still there are signs of spring buds on the trees & jonquils are out in our garden. We start to emerge from the winter where we were more inward. As a healer I meditate each morning, […]

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