This is for you if you were inspired by Episode 47 to learn more about Yoga Nidra. Try this guided Yoga Nidra practice, which is based on one by Tracee Stanley in her book Radiant Rest. I'd highly recommend the book if you'd like to explore Yoga Nidra more.
An insight into the practice of Yoga Nidra and all it offers. Check back soon for a bonus Yoga Nidra practice adapted from Radiant Rest.
It's just been the one year anniversary of the Cate Love podcast! A mini episode reflecting on the past year and looking to the future.
The connection between the simplicity of Zero Waste and living an Ayurvedic lifestyle can easily be combined. Sharing ways to save waste, particularly in the area of cleaning, food and toiletries.
All about pranayama or breath work, why pranayama is so beneficial and how it can be used as part of your holistic health toolkit.
A solo episode about journalling, types of journalling including Morning Pages, my experience and how Journalling can help with self-knowledge, which is a key component in Ayurveda.
A brief introduction to the 5 elements according to Ayurveda.
Giving you a tour of my pantry looking at what foods I keep to help eat Ayurvedically and have good digestion. I talk about grains, fats, natural sweeteners, fruit and veggies and spices.
Looking at the Full Moon, its energy, how to celebrate it using mantra, rituals, pranayama, yoga, body shaking and Kundalini Kriyas.
A solo episode looking at the senses and how they can be abused, how to look after them and why it is important.
It's my birthday and I've been reflecting on what I've learnt since living this lifestyle, how it has affected my life and what's changed. I hope you enjoy!
This week is another solo episode looking at the seasonal shifts and how we can adapt our mealtimes, food choices, self-care routines and lifestyle to support the body through the seasons.
In this solo episode I share some ideas to help move towards an Ayurvedic way of eating. The ideas shared have been adapted from the original ancient advice to suit modern day eating ideas.
Ayurvedic based ideas and practical suggestions to try if you’re feeling stuck and overwhelmed.
Chakras, using colour, holistic therapies, self care
Holistic health through the pandemic, sewing, building confidence and community online, changing career paths
Speaking to my main yoga teacher trainer who has inspired since the day we met! I hope you enjoy hearing all about how the yoga industry has changed over time, the growth of trauma awareness and gain some useful ideas from this wonderful person.
Talking about men’s wellbeing, breath work, joint pain and mobility, improving fitness performance, holistic approach, animal movement, barefoot running, cold baths and being outdoors.
Discussing how what you wear is an act of self-compassion - it can change how you feel about yourself, boost your self-esteem and leave you empowered to make changes or improvements in your life. Oh and Gua Sha of course!!
A fascinating chat with Sarah Major about Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupressure, staying fit and well.
We discuss chanting, singing when you feel you cannot sing, yoga and meditation plus energy and sound healing. We also talk about reiki and the sense of wellbeing that can come from using our voice, Tibetan bowls and crystal bowls to create sound alone and as a group.
Speaking about dealing with depression, aromatherapy and blending essential oils, following your intuition, relationships and putting the work into self care and self improvement.
Speaking to Angela about Ayurveda, yoga, daily routines, children, transitioning to Autumn/Fall with Ayurveda.
Speaking about creating community, experiencing fertility issues, providing support to those TTC (trying to conceive), yoga and other daily practices, journalling and missing real human contact in 2020.
Emma has taught me a lot so I thought you might enjoy hearing her talk about yoga, Ayurveda, daily routines and being outside. She has so much wisdom and knowledge, especially when combining techniques and ideas such as Ayurveda with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Rachel and Amanda from Lokah Lab are talking on the podcast today about modern Mum life, holding space for mothers and reminding them of their inner power. Oh and Tori Amos!
Wren Harris is a talented friend who shares some holistic health knowledge with me on the topics of witchcrafts, aromatherapy + essential oils, reiki, sharing our life on Instagram and more. We had a lovely chat and, despite knowing her well in real life, I learnt plenty. I hope you find it interesting too.
Daniela Stones works as a counsellor, life coach and hypnotherapist. She is a busy mum of twins and her story is inspirational.
This episode is an interview with Liz Alexander of Crystal Zen. Liz works with crystals, has the most gorgeous online shop and offers distance Shamanic healing. The interview discusses: crystals and how to use them, how Liz does Shamanic healing, daily rituals to improve your health holistically.
Periods can create tough times for some so today’s episode focuses on some simple things to try easing the discomfort and symptoms often found during periods with hints and ideas from Ayurvedic wisdom and beyond.
Ayurveda is thousands of years old so does it make sense to follow how to eat Ayurvedically? What does “eating Ayurvedically” mean anyway? This week’s post looks at the basic principles on how to eat for good health and wellbeing focusing on the 6 key tastes.
As we begin to return to our more busy and hectic lives (now that many people are returning to work and children are returning to schools) it is apt timing this episode to look at why rest is important, what rest actually is and how to make time for this.
Sattva is not a topic many people know about but the idea behind Sattva and eating a Sattvic diet is to bring balance and harmony where perhaps things have gone a bit off kilter. Food can have such an effect on your mood and emotions and I also discuss lifestyle as its effects too.
Living your Dharma or purpose sounds like a lofty idealistic proposition but it does not have to be. This week’s episode explains what the Ayurvedic word Dharma means and how living your life with purpose and meaning can be much more simple and straightforward than you might imagine.
This week I’m sharing an interview with the multi-talented Hannah Harris, where we discuss the difference between a one to one yoga class and yoga therapy, the benefits of Thai Yoga massage, journalling and how to work on self acceptance on a daily basis.
The Moon has lots of history and meanings in different cultures. This week’s podcast is all about living in harmony with the various phases of the moon’s lunar cycle, including rituals, yoga and crystals.
The hot weather is here as it is full Pitta season according to Ayurveda. Discussing ideas to try and bring balance to this hot, light, fast paced season. Topics covered include: pranayama, exercise, food, self care, essential oils and daily routine tips.
If you have children you have probably begun the summer break (in the UK). This week’s podcast is some ideas shared about how to look after yourself holistically, and in line with Ayurvedic principles, while juggling the extra stresses and pressures the summer break can bring.
This one is a bit more personal as I've been feeling bit anxious myself recently so I thought I would share some ideas for managing anxiety from an Ayurvedic perspective. Areas discussed include: yoga, meditation, food, colours, crystals, essential oils and daily routine.
Meditation is widely considered a useful practice but what is it and how do you to start? This week’s episode is looking at different ways to meditate and how to include meditation in your daily life.
This week’s topic is a time of day we often skip over: the afternoon. I’m sharing with you lots of ideas and rituals to try based on Ayurveda and its wisdom. We look at lighting, essential oils, food, drinks, eye masks and more.
Explaining the Ayurvedic concept of the Doshas, what they are, how the affect our lives and how to bring balance to them for true holistic health.
Ayurvedic advice for using colour in your daily life and their meanings.
As the weather warms up and we move into summer there is plenty of change. Topics covered include: Summer Solstice, Foods, Lifestyle, Sleep and so on in relation to Ayurveda.
Sharing different morning rituals inspired by Ayurveda, including full and frank review of my experience trying them as a mother with young children.
Being able to refill your cup so you don't run out of energy means that you can continue looking after others. Our society often focuses on yang energy - the energy of doing and rushing around - focusing on strengthening our yin energy will allow us to avoid burning out.
Looking at how to get a better night's sleep. Topics covered include pranayama, crystals, essential oils, lifestyle tips.
In this first episode of the Cate Loves podcast, I'm sharing what holistic health means to me and some of my history explaining how my interest grew. As a yoga teacher and holistic health therapist people can be confused about what that means. This episodes helps to clarify what I'm talking about!