Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How a 15 mins Meditation can help your drink less and reduce cravings


There’s fresh evidence in favor of meditation and mindfulness practices—not just sitting cross-legged in meditation—to help ease stress and anxiety

Just 15 mins a day could make the world of difference to your Mind, Body and moods. 

I have been on a journey with meditation and mindfulness since the early age of 27years old  it came into my life when I was building my empires Hair and Beauty Salons, not one but two and competing in Fitness Competitions. My life was jam packed full and crazy, but I loved it. The meditation and mindfulness helped me maintain some form of balance.

Even though there were days and times where I didn't feel balanced if I didn't meditate, relax or practice, those were the moments I kept coming back to the practice. When I became pregnant I embraced it even more, so I could connect with my growing baby girl. 

Back then it was looked upon as a hippy practice, and an ancient practice indeed. It wasn't until my yoga teacher teacher training I made it part of my daily life on a more consistent level, not only did I benefit from it but two daughter embraced in the stillness. Meditation helped me let go of the need to drink alcohol frequently and control sugar cravings. 

Mindfulness and emotional well-being

When you meditate, you may eliminate  the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress through everyday living. 
The emotional benefits of meditation can include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Learning new skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing mind body self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present moment 
  • Reducing negative emotion mindset 
  • Increasing clarity imagination and creativity
  • Increasing a sense of calm  patience and tolerance

Children can also benefit from sitting in meditation mindfulness at any age. 

Meditation and Mindfulness can help with the following health problems 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sleep problems
  • Tension headaches

There is POWER in stillness. It is almost the opposite to what you have always been told. Yes moving you body is as important, but many people living in today's world and in this western world are not breathing correctly  and in effect this plays a big role in effecting your digestive system and managing stress. Provide balance in your body, mind and soul.

Here is how to do it.

  • A quiet setting. If you're a beginner, practicing meditation may be easier if you're in a quiet spot with few distractions, including no television, radios or phones, noise. I personally love finding a spot around nature or quiet room, with essential oils, and candles. 

  •  A comfortable position. You can practice meditation whether you're sitting, lying down, walking, or in other positions or activities. Just try to be comfortable so that you can get the most out of your meditation. Aim to keep good posture during meditation.

  • For beginners, make sure you prop a pillow under your bottom so your knees are lower than your hips, I find most people get uncomfortable in seated position so make sure right from the start you are comfortable and supported. You can even prop pillows under your knees and behind your back. You will need them if new to seated meditation. 

  • Breath work - In meditation  focus on your breath. Notice when you monkey mind distracts you off into a story. Try not to get involved in that story and keep connecting back to you breath. Breathe in and out through your nose and try to keep the breaths slow and as deep as you can in to the belly, rather than up into your chest. Try bragging in for 6 counts and out for 6 counts. This technique will help restore and optimise your digestive system, helping you to increase energy and break down your food more efficiently.

If you have been feeling stressed NOW is the time to get off the treadmill of life, running around and finally be still in mind body and soul. Meditation and restore your mind and body through meditation mindfulness., Unleash all those amazing feelings of calm, in control of your own time, happiness, peace, joy and harmony.

My coaching  program is designed to provide you with more than a diet, or eating plan, but help you to manage stress, increase energy and really start connecting to your highest self and strengths.  Just 15 mins of meditation mindfulness a day could help you ease of drinking, control sugar binges and cravings, find inner peace, control of time and clarity of mind. 

To Download my mindfulness meditation click the link below

Monday, May 14, 2018

Body Brushing

Body Brushing

I began my beauty journey at a young age of 17 years old an apprenticeship in hairdressing. I studied for 4 years, besides the art of hairdressing and creativity, I was very passionate and interested in the study of the internal organs, and the skin being  our largest organ of the body. There was  a lot of content to read and learn and for some reason at a young age I was obessed with learning that everything that many problems you have to your outer body comes from within, first and your largest organ in your body the skin gives you the signs. 

Think back to human biology class!
What is one of the most important elimination organs in the body, playing the role in daily DETOXIFICATION?
What is the largest organ i the body?
What organ receives a third of all the blood that is circulated in the body?
When the blood is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet is the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency?

Answer; The Skin!

Signs in the skin you need to detox and Body Brush 

  • acne
  • eczema
  • hives
  • vitiligo
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • athletes foot
  • warts
  • dermatitis 
  • shingles
  • cold sores 
  • skin pigmentation 
  • tinea 
  • rashes and 
Just to name a few. The largest organ in the body, the skin I believe after years of research and personal experience is the window into a person's general well-being, because it cn carry the clues about the health of other organs. Understanding how powerful the human body is and how deeply effected it can be from toxins, stress and bad diet or lifestyle. It truly helps you to see the changes in the skin, ranging from dryness, discolouration to new growth, may be early signs of 'underlying health problems'

Back in my late teenage years I got myself a body brush. It became part of my daily routine and especially around the years I was competing in  body building shows, running the salons and training hard. I needed to do all I could to look after my internal body while putting huge amounts of physical demand and stress on my body and while owning and managing the  two hair and beauty salons. 25 years later and at the age of 46 my skin hasn't changed, it looks and feels young and healthy. I know when I get a blemish or ulcer I need to take step back breathe deeply and restore, with my greens. 

By removing dead skin cells, encouraging blood flow and reducing chemical exposure through synthetic products is key to overall health.
I encourage you to lightly dry brush your skin in a circular motion from your toes to your heart before showering.
Try and avoid chemical exposure to your skin through lotions and makeup as much as possible throughout your cleanse.

Health Benefits to Body Brushing 

  1. Increased circulation- possibly reduce cellulite 
  2. Helps shed dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal
  3. Assist in improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  4. Improve immune health - rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin 
  5. Helps with muscle tone and gives you a more even distribution of fat deposits 
  6. Dry Skin Brushing helps your skin absorb nutrients by eliminating the clogged pores. 
  7. Help to Reduce inflammation
  8. Exfoliates & Detox skin
  9. Improve organ function
  10. Higher energy levels 
In my experience, dry brushing first thing in the morning can actually set up the perfect day. I like to do this at night also. 
By doing something beautiful for yourself first thing in the morning can help you develop a beautiful follow-on effect, starting with a healthy recipe from me Detox Programs, why ruin all the hard work you just did. 

Join my new 10 week Body Transformation 'The Me Project"

and learn more healthy daily rituals to help you live your best life.

Nic x

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Are you living your life feeling stressed? Do you want a coach? A MENTOR?

Nicky Arthur 10 Week Transformation is not just for Mama's it's IDEAL for Corporates and busy women.

It is the complete BODY WORK PROGRAM 

Are you living your life feeling stressed?
I know what that can feel like! I have been there before.
THE FACT: If you are stressed you SIMPLY will NOT lose weight easy, as stress hormones program the body to store fat, especially around the stomach area, and for women this is a stubborn hurdle.
According to statistics, chronic stress is the root cause of 90% illness, disease and weight gain.
Stress makes us stress eat, turning to sweets, artificial sugar or alcohol to self soothe, burns us out, robs our lifeforce, and depletes our energy so by the end of the day we have no Self motivation left.
Do you eat when stressed? Or over eat? Listen up!
The good news is through creating a healthy lifestyle with stress busting techniques that I have created over the past 8 years on my online programmes, health retreats and by educating you by eating a diet that is plant based and healing, you can undo decades of stress from the body and mind, just like I have done dropped away the stress, inches of belly fat quickly and easily, and restore your peace of mind and body confidence. Step by step.
My program Nicky Arthur 10 Week Transformation is not just for Mama's it's IDEAL for you if:
It is the complete BODY WORK including the Power of Raw.
Have tried all sorts of diets and fitness programs and still not really living in the body your dream, or maybe have fluctuated body weight time and time again.
You have 5 kg -30 kg to lose and you want it gone fast! Sonia shed 33 kg & Ann shed 21kg our very first success stories did this.
Do you want to learn how to fine tune your body
Do you always feel bloated even when you eat healthy
Is your body starting to show signs of increased aging, hormonal related weight gain, and lowered immune system.

Or Have you have gone through some intense kind of trauma or life circumstance and haven't been the same since (divorce, job loss, moving, health crisis)
Have you tried all sorts of diets, training, personal trainers and still not getting the change you want?
Do you want to lose inches around your middle?
Are you lacking muscle and want to learn how to sculpt your body with a new sexy strong lean muscular shape.
Many of my members relate to
✔️It's hard to turn your busy mind off at night and it's affecting your sleep
✔️You are feeling a little dis-empowered in your body than a few years ago.
✔️You need a structured plan that gives you results, addresses stress factors, lifestyle factors, healthy eating, inspiring exercises, gives you results and you need them FAST!
We are kicking off 26th May. Here is your chance of a lifetime to Buddy up with your 
friend and JOIN THE 2 FOR 1 Body Transformation 10 Week Body Transformation

Contact me today I would love to speak with you about your goals and what you would like to achieve. Together we can do this. Nic xx

All you have to do now is reply “YES’ and I will be in touch with you and your Buddy.
Just Do it, what have you got to lose?! This program can be down in your own time,
at home or the gym.

Get your free Fitness Consult with Nicky by replying “YES” with her in comments or 
Private message me.

Nicky xx

11 October 2017

Sometimes what you think is the problem, isn’t actually the issue. I found this out over the last 10 weeks as I’ve undertaken one on one coaching with Nicky. I thought my problem was the weight I was carrying; in fact this isn’t the case.

By talking with Nicky week by week, we started to unravel of whole lot of thoughts and ideas I had about myself which were untrue and each time, I was able to start growing in a new direction. There were ups and downs, that’s part of the journey.

Life isn’t about what the scales tell you it’s just a number, life is about how you want to live your life and allowing yourself to change and grow. It’s about letting go of old ideas, thoughts and negative patterns that no longer serve you. By doing this you are able to move towards the life you really want. I have done this through the coaching and each day I find myself growing and being more open to the amazing life I already have and am further enhancing.

I would highly recommend one on one coaching, it opens up a huge opportunity to explore and as I say sometimes what you think it the problem actually isn’t. I look forward to my journey as it unfolds and am going to continue with the personal coaching, it’s be life changing.

TP - Dunedin NZ

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Kick start Do-it Yourself-YOGA at home. 

6 Beautiful Staples to make you want to practice at home. 

While I was pregnant with my first baby I designated a room

Solely to my Yoga & Mediation 

This room became my beautiful serene space to relax, in wind and stretch. 

Some of the Do-it Yourself Yoga practice  were yin restorative based and other days they were invigorating and more workout based depending on what my body needed. 

I believe listening to your body is one of the best things you can do for yourself. 

There will be days where you need to pump

Yo your muscles for body circulation and energy, and there will be days where you will highly benefit from just lying on your mat. 

But there are staples you will need to make your home practice a beautiful and eco friendly experience to create harmony and balance in your everyday life and home practice. 

5 ESSENTIALS to create your space for a beautiful practice and motivate you to get on your mat daily. 

  1. Designate a space for your mat with plenty of room, you don’t need a huge space. Aprox 2 Metres by 2 metres, 

  1. Set up a sound system for relaxing music. Try Deval Primal, Krishna Das, Donna Delroy and my favourite Snatam Kaur 

  1. Essential oils and candles ~ try Frankincense, Lavender, Ylang Ylang. Use a diffuser or oil burner. Specific oils can be helpful in aiding better digestion.

  1. Water bottle or a calming tea for yin practice, try camomile or black chai tea, or green matcha  for more invigorating practice. 

  1. Sage smudging stick. I burn my Sage stick every morning while setting my daily Intentions. This will help burn negativity and welcome positive energy and new golden opportunities. It’s a beautiful ritual and you will find changes starting to happen more effortlessly. Make sure you remember your gratitude 

  1. Nature - pair these with a plant, soft lighting, candles and a neutral color scheme and you're on your way to a home yoga studio you actually want to spend time in practising. 

I hope you found this hopeful. It’s how I started making my yoga part of my daily life 19 years ago. I couldn’t live without my yoga. It’s the only exercise in the world that is energy giving, spine relief, helps loosen up tight hamstrings, and invigorates tired achy legs and muscles. 

Yoga  healed my body from Arthritis, anxiety and terrible pain in my Glutes and sciatic, and ITB ( iliotibial band) it was my daily practice that helped create consistency to help released the pain and tightness I didn’t realise I was living with that was holding my back of vitality and increase happiness. 

The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia (tissue) that begins at the iliac crest in the pelvis, runs down the lateral or outside part of the thigh, and crosses the knee to attach into the top part of the tibia or shinbone. It forms from the tensor fascia lata and two of the gluteal muscles (gluteus medius and gluteus minimus) in the buttock and then stretches across the knee. The iliotibial (IT) band helps stabilize the outside part of the knee through its range of motion

Remember you don’t need to be a Yoga Guru to create a home practice. 

Start with my beginner level Yoga Sequence for at home.