Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

A Fusion you can’t miss.. Yogalates Bliss


I’ve always been dedicated to the practice of yoga, due to it’s many health & spiritual benefits. In an hour of yoga you can target key muscles, joints, organ functions as well as learn about the discipline of silencing the mind allowing it to focus and remain calm. The combination of bodily postures & mental well-being is completed through a spiritual peacefulness which yoga brings.
Pilates has also always been a favorite, where the focal point of the class is to strengthen your core / spine.. in order to achieve lean beautiful muscles.

Yoga is an ancient Eastern practice that harnesses the power of the mind, body and spirit, with meditating, relaxing and flexibility being the main focus. In practicing Yoga, you move from one pose to another, enhancing strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and mental clarity. Through developing a conscious awareness of the body, mind, breath and life force (prana), Yoga has the ability to be deeply relaxing and health enhancing.

Pilates, on the other hand, was invented by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s as a way to build strength in the postural muscles and prevent injury.  In a Pilates class, strengthening the core is the main objective. Each pose is combined with movements of the limbs, improving spinal flexibility, posture and alignment. Pilates is known globally as a system of muscular skeletal exercises that augment sporting activities, assist in injury rehabilitation and supports those with back problems through re-educating the body’s postural muscles to create a very safe and strong foundation for movement.

Now think about the fusion of these two.. Yogalates Bliss comes in offering a middle ground, combining the best of both worlds by fusing principles of core stability with the foundation of Yoga Therapy. It infuses a meditative aspect that is the core of yoga class but not present in Pilates class, yet concentrates on strengthening the core as in Pilates class. Yogalates, fuses the best of both worlds.. where you can achieve the benefits of a yoga practice as well as the conditioning from a Pilates class in one go !

Beginning your day or ending your day with this restorative and revitalizing practice is definitely something to consider. In a soothing ambiance, on a relaxed rooftop amidst the beautiful Dubai city skyline, you are at a complete state of zen when the steady silent sky is closer to you than the city’s hustle & bustle.

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Noura G xx

Berry Blush Breakfast


Waking up to something that’s sweet, delicious & healthy is always the beginning of a good day ahead.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because that’s when you kick start your metabolism and consume enough calories to keep you going up until your next snack / meal.

I always enjoy a fruitful breakfast & can never get enough of the many benefits of berries.
Berries are a healthy source of vitamins & minerals, including fiber, potassium and vitamin C.

Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system, blackberries contain the most (7.6grams) of fiber per 1cup serving in comparison to other berries.
Vitamin C supports a healthy immune system and assists in fighting any infectious disease. A substantial amount of Vitamin C is essential daily in order to promote a healthy body. Strawberries contain the most (97.6 milligrams) per 1cup serving.
Berries are a great source of antioxidants, which assist in getting rid of toxins from the body by protecting cells from damage,these actions together help in preventing premature aging, free radical damage and cancerous diseases.
Berries also assist in healthy GI, Glycemic Index is a ranking of carbohydrate containing foods on a scale of 1-100, berries are low in GI. The lower the index the slower the breakdown from carbohydrate to sugar; which results in only minimal changes in sugar level – helps in controlling mood, and keeping you feeling fuller for longer.

Sprinkle berries on yoghurt
Mix berries with your cereal
Toss them into the blender for a refreshing smoothie
With your pancake, oatmeal .. or simply enjoy nibbling on to them with your morning coffee !

A berry-licious start to your day is always a healthy choice to a Berry-beautiful body  🙂
Stay tuned for more Super-food secrets.
Noura G xx


Sizzling Sauna Secrets

Строительство русской баниWe all love to feel beautiful & look beautiful..
Although I prefer natural remedies and holistic approaches rather than your next shop stop at the plastic surgeon.

Beauty is beyond the surface.. but there are things we can do that can benefit our health and overall look.

As the months get cooler during winter, sometimes its nice to warm up by a fire sipping on some hot chocolate.. or in my case I’d rather simmer in the sauna.

Did you know that baking in the Sauna helps you lose wrinkles.. Here’s why.

The heat in the Sauna allows for muscle tension to be released and assists in releasing any toxins from the body. As the steam from the Sauna penetrates your skin, it helps plump up wrinkles which can ultimately reduce their appearances.

As the Sauna improves blood circulation, it allows for the blood to flow equally around your body, this boost in circulation is evident when you look flushed and blushed as you step out of the Sauna. By deeply cleansing your pores and rejuvenating your skin, when you sweat you will be releasing any toxins or impurities.

Sizzling up in this woody frenzy will allow for a better reproduction of collagen (Collagen is the second most common substance found in the human body after water, its protein structure supports and enhances strong connective tissues) and stimulation of the endocrine glands.

* Stay Hydrated !
You can lose large amounts of water during your Sauna session, make sure you stay hydrated in order to avoid fatigue.

* Be Safe !
If you are suffering from any health ailment, please consult your physician before going for a Sauna session. Not recommended for young children, pregnant woman, those suffering from diabetes, low blood pressure or cardiac problems.

Now here’s for a bonus secret.. In one session you can burn up to 300 calories.
So, what’s your excuse ?
Feel good & look good in minutes ( No Botox needed )

Noura x