Holistic health & fit Professional, TV presenter, published author, writer, Yoga/meditation, NLP Coach, nutritional therapist.
Ladan Soltani is an internationally established and highly sought after fitness, yoga and well-being professional. She's the author of Fabulous fitness at 40 with an accompanying DVD. Currently she runs Yoga & meditation classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and Europe.
Ladan's inspiring classes have a great following due to her infectious energy and her outgoing personality. She is regular to television and radio shows. You can watch her Fabulous Fitness at 40 programmes on Body in Balance TV (Sky 275). All her other classes have been aired on FitnessTV
( Sky 282 )
To find out more about Ladan visit: http://yoga-meditationretreats.com
The yoga mat is your sacred space, your playground for learning. In this arena we're all students and teachers. In fact as a teacher facilitating the class, I find my students are the best teachers as I learn the most from them. We're all equal and I do my best to channel the ancient teachings of yoga to my best ability.
Sometimes getting your goals out of your mind and onto a page, where you can see them, can really help you get things done. Not only does it provide a visual aid but it can actually help de-clutter your mind. Being able to physically tick things off your list offers a sense of achievement too.
The main idea of yoga is to explore your physical, and most importantly, your mental abilities and test your limits. It is the ideal way of getting in tune with your body and inner-self. Yoga can also help you with early detection for physical problems and allow you to take preventive action.
Retreats offer great opportunity to set new goals and reflect on difficult issues. Within time, you'll be equipped to discover how to overcome some inner challenges. You might find the answer to long term questions which have been troubling your mind. The best gift you can give yourself and take away from retreats, is to be present.
Yoga releases toxins on so many levels. As a science that dates back five-thousand years, it works on healing through all the layers - especially for those just starting the discipline. Each person will have a different experience of this.
Someone's always asked about what I put in my smoothies and why they're beneficial. I like using seasonal ingredients and to be honest, when it's freezing cold, the last thing I want to guzzle is a smoothie, regardless of how mouth watering it is! So I'm back on them and praying for the sun to shine more often being the new season.
All in all, wheatgrass will supply you with the most important vitamins, minerals and enzymes and 17 out of the 20 amino acids. It is a fantastic immune booster and great for vegetarians or vegans who need a high protein substitute or anyone who is allergic to gluten.
Coming from a place where my default state was ruled by fear, I'll show you how I managed to turn things around for myself by offering you 10 powerful tips. Remember our birthright is to be happy, so allow yourself to be!
When I first signed up to do a yoga teacher training on an ashram nestled in the Himalayas, I never anticipated the challenge. I'd never done anything like this before and it was truly transformational.
Lately, I've had all kinds of run-ins from participants who have illustrated to me common perceptions, ideas and beliefs about a 'proper yoga teacher'. So what exactly is a yoga teacher really supposed to look or behave like!? If it's already accumulated a label, surely, that's taking away the whole ethos of 'yoga' itself.
I know its that time of year where you all want to detox and divorce yourself from that lovely extra few pounds which magically happened to take residence on your body whilst you have no idea why it chose 'you'!
Time to muster up fun, inspiring ideas for all levels of exercisers. There are still unconventional ways to expend calories without having to go to the gym! 'No pain, no gain? Not in my world. Just dedicate your work-out to someone you love and believe me, there will be no pain, only pleasure!
If you're fairly unfit, build up the intensity and frequency of exercise over a period of time. Do not go mad in the first few weeks, try and pace yourself and you will be surprised at how quick you can go from a beginners level into intermediate.
Meditation is not always a discipline which needs to be practiced solely in a seated, upright posture. From experience, the mind can be silent in the noisiest shopping mall or the loudest party. This does not mean we just miraculously stop thinking. It is almost impossible to completely curb our thoughts, even for a regular practitioner of meditation.