You may have noticed that we like our yoga here at Mystical Mayhem Hippy HQ. The reason that we love it so much is that is has an exponential amount of benefits for both body and mind.
In one of our previous articles we went through some of the benefits that we think are a wonderful reason to give yoga a try and we thought that as there are actually many different types of yoga that you can try, we would give you a list of 6 popular styles and their main benefits. Here goes;
Yoga is a very ancient form of exercise dating back around 5,000 or so years. In fact for many, it is not just an exercise but a way of life.
Yoga is a series of movements or postures (asana) and breathing techniques to boost mental and physical wellbeing by increasing your strength and flexibility.
If anyone would have said to me a year ago that I would soon be signing up for a half marathon I would have most likely scoffed and sworn at them (lots). Do you know what though, they were right!
The benefits to running really are endless. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one of those preaching articles telling you that you must run etc . You will either run or you won’t and no amount of people telling you how great it is will change your mind.. I just wanted to spread the word a little bit as running has helped me no end and has become a huge part of my life.
You don’t have to be born a runner or be fit and in shape. Running doesn’t judge and no matter your size or shape, disability or even age you need but to try. All you need to do it stick with it for a few weeks at which point you will be able to run a certain distance without feeling like you want to die 😉
There is a common misconception that volunteering requires that you give up every second of your spare time. This is so totally not true. 99.9% of places that take on volunteers allow you to state the amount of time that you are available and are super grateful for any time that you can give.
Let’s start with the basics shall we – what is Henna?
Henna is a dye that comes from the Lawsonia Inermis plant. The Lawsonia Inermis is also known as the henna tree which I have to say, is much easier to say 🙂
The dye itself actually comes from the leaves of the plant. Whole dry and unbroken leaves will not dye or stain the skin.
Henna trees are actually native to Northern Australia, Northern Africa and Western & Southern Asia. They thrive and produce the most dye in warmer sunnier climes.
There is nothing better than being at one with nature. Out and about in the open, hiking, camping and having a great time with friends. There is something really special about spending time and bonding with close friends around an open fire at night. Cooking, laughing and enjoying the moment. Doesn’t that sound wonderful??? Sounds blissful to me!
Cooking and eating together really is a great part of the trip. Especially the evening meals. Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your campfire for cooking.
A Handfasting truly is the ultimate hippy wedding. With a Handfasting you have total freedom. You can have it where you like, when you like, invite whomever you like and dress in any which way you choose. You don’t even have to have a special officiate, you can have a friend host the ceremony for you. Bliss!
For some, hippy clothing is just a fashion statement, for others it is too bright, too colourful and too loud, however, for most of us (us hippy’s that is),
including myself and Sy, it is just who we are.
Hippy clothing is a choice, it is a passion and it is a way of life. Continue reading “Hippy Clothing” »