Tim is a resident wellness practitioner at Kima, a sanctuary for holistic practices and amazing raw cuisine. Here are his top tips for female health, consciousness and beauty:
(in no particular order)
- Sweat and move daily. dance, long walks, sauna, yoga, pilates, sbc workouts, whatever. do it.
- Eat raw as much as possible! raw organic vegan. best for our dna!
- Buy a cold press juicer! it will be life changing!
- Stay in the present moment (the now) as much as you can.
- Make sure your breathing is full and deep…best detox possible!
- Love yourself unconditionally or you can never love anyone else unconditionally.
- Mix up your workouts as much as possible – for your body and your brain. SBC workshops are perfect stimuli for that!
- Embrace your inner 5 year old. be as child-like as possible.
- Judgement is so boring! Don’t judge!
- Take nothing (not even the stuff directed towards you) personally
- Inversions! for your lymph system and your perspective
- On nights where you’re staying in – go to bed at 10pm
- Be in Nature as much as possible
- Throw away your television and read more
- Dancing is not a luxury it’s an imperative. even if alone in the morning before you start your day — morning dance!
- Coconut butter! Use it to moisturise, eat it, clean teeth with it..
- Anything can be a meditation (walking, yoga, cooking, sex, taking out the trash). be present!
- Strive to raise your vibration daily
Founder Russell Bateman reveals some SBC secrets in our first major magazine expose
Hotness is more than just a fit body.
You’ve done so many plyometric squats that you could bounce a quarter off your bum. but as you leave your training session you’re immediately plugged into your Iphone, Blackberry, and next plan/crisis. As your mind goes into this mode, not only are you shortchanging the beneficial hormonal changes that occur post-training at a physical level, you are actively diminishing the positive changes that your hard work triggered on the energetic plane.
Intense exercise generates metaphysical changes. The so-called “runner’s high” is a perfect illustration. From a Newtonian perspective this is being generated by endorphins sent to mask the pain of microscopic tears in tissues. From a quantum perspective, dynamic changes at the cellular level (lymphatic drainage, increased circulation, detoxification, neurogenesis, and more) are regenerating and energy clearing/enhancing.
Intense exercise, like yoga and martial arts, focuses the participant to be in the NOW. Any mental drift can result in injury. In this respect, exercise is a meditative endeavour. Could that be why the physical benefits of exercise so closely resemble those of meditation? How many times do you train to “clear the mind?”
What does this all have to do with hotness? After a hard training session, you’ve essentially had an auric field cleansing. You’re glowing. It’s the most sexy, powerful, healthy, hotest you. Now how can we keep this improved energy? Are you only one Ichat or argument away from undoing much of the work done at the energetic level? Or can you maintain and enhance your improved energy?
Stay tuned for part II
Courtesy of Tim for SBC
It’s 6am. Dark. Cold. The birds are nestled in their nests not bothering to chirp you up. This is the only time you can fit in a morning jog or work out.
You lace up your shoes and out the door you go. Muscles not yet awake, you hit the pavement. Your stomach threatens to growl -
“ah, ah. No you don’t! We’re working off that banoffee pie that’s been sitting in you my friend, all those calories. Right here. Right now.”
Newsflash: Working out on an empty stomach DOES NOT burn more calories.
Your last days meal doesn’t roll over into the calorie burning list. It’s already been broken down by the body and sorted into fat and energy. You may see results quicker, however in the long run this is not a habit you want to have.
// Tired too quick? //
Here are some points to consider:
- After about 30 minutes your body starts to use muscle as an energy source. Your blood sugar levels drop and dehydration, dizziness and fatigue start to kick it. You’ll probably finish the workout right there and then.
- Although it has been proven that a workout on no food burns more fat calories, eating a light snack before hand has shown similar results and prolonged workout endurance.
- After training on no food, you are more likely to eat a bigger meal post-exercise, probably loaded with carbs that your muscles cry out for. Poof!There goes the workout.
The best snacks to eat before a morning workout should be up to 300 cal. This will ensure you have kick started your system but also not overloading your stomach which can lead to cramps.
Here are some SBC suggestions:
- A handful of raspberries and blueberries
- Organic natural yoghurt mixed with a teaspoon of chia seeds
- Protein shake made with water or almond milk – particularly good if you are doing a strength based workout.
- 1 cup water based quinoa with a few almonds
Remember food is your friend
! It’s your fuel, you’re fire… So don’t fight it.
Courtesy of Iza for the SBC