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Making Christmas Meaningful

I don’t know if you have noticed but we don’t promote Christmas sales or have special Christmas gift packs. It’s not that we don’t do Christmas at Balanced Energy, we love it. It’s just that we feel Christmas is more a time for family and reflection as we pass through...

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Chill Out- Iced Teas

We are really enjoying chilling out with our lovely organic teas and tisanes iced, on these hot NZ summer days. Any of the BE Tisanes and BE Teas can be drunk hot or cold. Some can even be cold infused overnight to make your iced tea. I love to pop just a small amount...

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Sugar Free Spiced Winter Fruit Compote

This delicately spicey and naturally very sweet fruit compote is delicious served warm or cold with crème fraiche or yoghurt. Using dried fruit makes it very sweet indeed, so there is no need to add any refined sugar (or other sweeteners at all).     Add to a medium...

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Losing 10kgs of Unwanted Fat Part Two

Motivating the Inner Sloth I have reached a level off, the first 6.9kg were easy peasy. I was eating clean 5 meals a day and working out 3-4 times per week and every time I weighed in, to my surpirise I had lost more, clothes were fitting me again. Definitely seeing...

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Herbal Winter Health

Keeping healthy over winter sometimes means taking medicines for, coughs, cold, flu, fever or other symptoms. There are many ways to treat these symptoms, however preventative health is our preferred way to deal with these winter ailments. Herbal medicines have a long...

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The Winter Solstice and the Body

Winter Solstice falls this year in New Zealand on the 22nd June at 10.51pm. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for "sun" and "to stand still. Every year the Sun traces out a circular path in a west-to-east direction relative to the stars (this is in addition...

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Balancing the Water Element Through Nutrition

If we think about the qualities of water it is easy to see how an imbalance of water energy in the body can cause problems, both physically and mentally. Water is the giver of life, the body is around 75% water both outside and inside the cellular membranes. The same...

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Tai Chi and Qigong to Strengthen the Kidney Chi

By Henri Venturini In Tai Chi and Qigong there are many exercises that are designed to strengthen the kidney chi flow, below is an exercise that is both simple and effective. Adopt an easy standing posture with your feet under your hips and bend your knees Allow your...

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Yoga for Winter Vitality

Practicing Yoga throughout winter is a very cost effective way to stay healthy and vital throughout these cold, damp months. Postures that enliven the circulation, oxygenate, bring heat and energy to the body, mind and spirit help to sweep away winter blues and ward...

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Losing 10kgs of Unwanted Fat

I spent last year making some life changes to let go of stress and take more care of my health and was very successful in doing this, but try what I may I just couldn't lose that extra weight gained while I was stressed out originally. In fact, even though I was going...

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Standing on Your Head

Sirhasana, or head stand, used to be one of my favourite Yoga postures.  That is until I got whiplash three years ago and then another neck injury following this. Since then it is something I have tended to avoid. When flicking through my copy of Asana, Pranayama,...

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Day 187- The Real Cause of The Problem

Day 187 of 365 Days to Get Back to Myself So far for my year of getting back to myself  I have been focusing a lot on the physical aspect of health: Yoga postures, diet, supplements, skin care etc. However my primary training is in Vibrational Medicine, the study of...

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Tips for Work/Life Balance

Day 177 of 365 days to get back to myself I bet you thought I’d given up the 365 Days! Not so, only the blog for a few weeks. My journey this year is to focus on my own health and wellbeing since I realised in January that my life had become very unhealthy, unbalanced...

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Day 111- Better Ways to Stimulate Immunity

Day 111 of 365 Days to Get Back to Myself Winter is the time that we are bombarded with advertisements to buy flu vaccinations and a myriad of other types of symptomatic medications in the hope that we will not contract colds and flus, or if we do succumb that we can...

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Why Do I Wear a Mala with 108 Beads?

Why do I wear a Mala with 108 beads? Has anybody ever questioned their teacher about this? Strange I have felt it to be a natural thing to do and it reminds me of many coincidences in my life as well as being a powerful tool that I use in my meditations and mantra....

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Day 76- Beautiful Things

Day 76 of 365 Days to Get Back to Myself I am making a conscious effort to remember the divine, be grateful for small things and appreciate my life even though there are many things going on that make life very stressful. If I choose to I could sink down into these...

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Day 68 Speaking of Water

Day 68 of 365 Days to Get Back to Myself It never rains it pours. There’s a lot going on right now. After an intense weekend on my Yoga Teacher Training Course my father, who is visiting Auckland, ends up in hospital having surgery. Luckily for me I have been forced...

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