How to Look Young + Be More Grateful, Grounded + Gorgeous

How to look young – the guide on how to align to your true nature and defy the ageing process

How to look Young and Be More Grateful, Grounded and Gorgeous

Look Younger Live Longer. That’s what we all want.
Here’s an unbelievable magic formula for longevity and looking great: Five Elements Diet + Unblocking + Internal Compass

How to Look Young

This guide walks you through the magic formula as dictated by nature, all you have to do is follow and you can say goodbye to those furrows between your brows and hello to younger looking skin and a healthier body and mind.

Sound too good to be true?

Tried and tested methodology based on hundreds of years of research and practice, this guide pulls on all the powers of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yogic beliefs and practices, Ayurvedic theories and our own natural healing powers.

The magic formula targets the glabella lines between your eyebrows by way of example in the book. It outlines a specific diet, routine and steps for a natural facelift.

The diets and tips specifically target organs and ailments directly affecting certain areas of our face and our posture.

Mindful menus! based on the 5-element doctrine combined with attitude management and stretches and exercises to uplift your posture and appearance.

It’s not a crime to look your best: This regime will boost your self-esteem, improve your overall well-being and increase your productivity.

The Detox Yoga Routine

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Twist Detox Routine

Want to delve deeper?

I offer lifestyle mentoring programmes to help make you more grateful for what you have and who you are, more grounded in your present self and definitely more gorgeous as you radiate a more natural youthful look. With photos to prove it!

Finding Clarity

Be in alignment with yourself. Reset your internal compass by finding clarity with this self-study course. Getting clear on what you truly want is where it all starts.

Finding clarity - online course
Rudding Park - relax and unwind

Full spa immersion retreat week
£3,999

A week’s full immersion retreat at the beautiful spa hotel Rudding Park includes:

  • tailored meals from the hotel’s organic garden
  • 2 daily yoga and meditation sessions to ease the stress away
  • full access to the hotel’s spa facilities
  • 4-hour daily mentoring in realigning your internal compass

Leaving you feeling health, happy and looking younger.

Using Yoga to Improve Creativity

Feeling blocked? Not aligned with yourself? Can’t write? Join our inspirational Yogitivity Workshops at the beautiful Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate where we explore using yoga to improve creativity.

The death of creativity

Once upon a time there was a girl who loved nothing more than to write. For her, it was a way of dealing with her difficult childhood and to feel safe. One day her primary school teacher tore up one of her stories and said: “We do not tolerate such fanciful ideas. Nobody wants to hear the thoughts of a silly little girl. Write a proper story”. On that day, the girl stopped writing. It took nearly 20 years before she could hear the call to write again rise in her soul. On that day she picked up a pen again.

How “shame wounds” can block your creative flow

Unfortunately this is not an isolated case. Studies show that almost 1 in every 3 people harbours such a “shame wound” in the context of their own creativity. Many of us have had similar experiences to the girl in the story – we were not taken seriously, criticised or laughed at. The result: we have internalised beliefs such as “I cannot write”, “I can’t sing” or “I’m not creative”.

The girl’s story shows how vulnerable we are when we express our inner self, but also that we have a deep natural urge to express ourselves creatively that can never be completely silenced. The deepest nature of our being is creative, and our desire for self-expression is in fact our desire to “share our soul with the world”.

But instead of being creative, many of us become consumers. We listen to music instead of singing or making music ourselves. We admire the works of great artists instead of painting, weaving, making, dancing or producing films ourselves. In extreme cases, we numb ourselves with alcohol, or some kind of intoxication, excessive sport, etc. in order not to feel the pain that our innermost being is not allowed to express itself. We feel the pressure of what lies in us like a hidden treasure that wants to escape to the outside world. This results in tension, a dissatisfaction with life and a deeply felt emptiness.

The importance of being aligned with yourself

Letting our natural creative flow dry up can even make us sick, because we do not live in harmony with our true nature. “Musicians have to make music, artists have to paint, poets have to write if they want to live in peace with themselves,” said Abraham Maslow, the founding father of humanistic psychology.

Get in touch with your creative source

Each and every one of us already has everything it takes to be creative. The only question is: how do we access our creative source? How can we tap into and find the artist in us? This is where Yoga can help us.

Create a space that is free from judgment

Creative ideas can only emerge if they are not immediately silenced by the judgmental opinions of the thinking mind. In creative self-expression, there is no right or wrong – just as there is no right or wrong yoga pose. Every body is different, every human being is unique. What is, is allowed to be; what wants to come forth, is allowed to reveal itself, without censorship. Like yoga, creativity is a path to truthfulness.

Perseverance and letting go

In yoga we know the principles of abhyasa and vairagya. We need perseverance and self-discipline to get back on the mat every day, despite all distractions and our impulse to resist. At the same time, it is important to practice yoga unintentionally and to let go of the attachment we place on the fruits of our practice. We need to replicate qualities our writing habits if we want to fully develop our creativity. It is a common misconception that one has to wait for the Muse’s kiss to be creative. Pablo Picasso explains this succinctly:

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you at work.”

Give your ego the heave-ho!

Have you ever been mesmerised by a concerto pianist? They appear to merge with the piano and music. It’s as if the sounds do not just come from the pianist. Such brilliant musicians and artists connect to a source that does not come from within them. They give their ego the heave-ho and feel like a vehicle for a force that is beyond their comprehension. When I write or illustrate my books, I feel as though I am being guided. It flows from within me somewhere and I do not and cannot stop until it is complete. I then stand back in wonder and say: “Did I really do all that?” Sound familiar?

Powerful, authentic writing stems from the ability to merge with what we write, from the fact that our ego dissolves and the words can emerge through. We are the vessel. There is no expectation of success clinging and dragging down our creative process.

The creative process

If we manage to step aside and not let out ego interfere, we enter a creative flow. In this “state”, the writing, pairing, singing, drawing all flow freely and we act as the channel. It is the same with yoga. Those same blissful moments in your yoga practice where effort and resistance dissolve and we suddenly feel that our breath is moving us, we feel as though we are floating.

Being at one with ourselves

It could be said that a trait of a genius or an intuitive with a keen imagination, is a person who seeks to be alone to feel in close touch with themselves and Nature and be inspired by this sense of balance. Already we are drawer closer to this sense of being “at one”, state that we approach through the practice of yoga. Moments of being alone, of retreat, of silence and of listening are necessary to feel how connected we are to everything. They also help us switch to receiving and open us up to inspiration – the muse’s kiss.

Silence your voice of doubt. Heal your shame wound

Both the practice of yoga and the creative journey contain blockages and self-doubt. Every so often we feel stuck again, paralysed and immobile, whether physically or mentally. And we all hear those inner voices whispering to us that everyone else is talented, better and successful – but not us. Vincent van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Yoga as well as creativity is about getting moving, facing up to your self-doubts silencing those harsh judgments from teachers. Just start with a deep breath or a few words to mark an empty page, the rest will follow by itself. One thing leads to another and we get into the flow.

Yogitivity© – embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Feel free to join one of our Yogitivity Workshops (held in the glorious grounds of Rudding Park) using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

Embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Join one of our Yogitivity Workshops using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

Sign up for your online Yogitivity course to release your inner creative. Or join an exclusive Yogitivity Workshop.

Yogitivity© – Boost Your Creativity

Feeling blocked? Not aligned with yourself? Can’t write? Join our inspirational Yogitivity Workshops at the beautiful Well House Yoga Space, Harrogate where we explore using yoga to improve creativity.

Embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Join one of our Yogitivity Workshops using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

Yogitivity© Workshop Content

Welcoming Circle – Introductions and how to open up your creative flow Yoga flow – to warm up our bodies and mind, allowing our energy to flow Guided imagery meditation

Guided Woodland Walk

A talk about the use of yoga as a writer – Using a yoga pose as a writing prompt – Exploring the creative power of oils Dear Me – A letter of self care

The importance of being aligned with yourself

Letting our natural creative flow dry up can even make us sick, because we do not live in harmony with our true nature. “Musicians have to make music, artists have to paint, poets have to write if they want to live in peace with themselves,” said Abraham Maslow, the founding father of humanistic psychology.

Get in touch with your creative source

Each and every one of us already has everything it takes to be creative. The only question is: how do we access our creative source? How can we tap into and find the artist in us? This is where Yoga can help us.

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you at work.”

What is creativity? The workshop explores:

Would you consider yourself to be creative? Do you know creative people? Standard “creatives”: painters, sculptors, designers, dancers, composers

Everyday or maverick “creatives”: your child lying about homework, how you organise your shopping, your thought process for challenges, entrepreneurs – all working outside the normal parameters

Creativity driven by necessity – Prompted by extremes/external influences/change/drugs

Is creativity “on tap” possible?

  • Guided imagery sequences
  • Nurturing your physical state
  • Moving outside your comfort zone
  • The human juicer
  • Using yoga

Yoga as well as creativity is about getting moving, facing up to your self-doubts silencing those harsh judgments from teachers. Just start with a deep breath or a few words to mark an empty page, the rest will follow by itself. One thing leads to another and we get into the flow.

Yogitivity© – embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Feel free to join one of our Yogitivity Workshops (held in the glorious grounds of Well House Yoga Space) using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

Sign up for your online Yogitivity course to release your inner creative. Or join our workshop on the 28th of June 2019, 10am – 2pm, just £40: cescahepton@gmail.com

Yogitivity: E-COURSES FOR WRITERS

Carefully selected yoga poses, breathing sequences and flows incorporated into a work day can open up your channels of energy and boost your focus.

Use this clever combination of the pomodoro technique and yoga - Yogitivity (yoga for increased productivity and creativity) is based on stretching routines at regular intervals to keep you alert and energised. Designed to get the oxygen and blood pumping and to keep your posture right; not only will you write some of your best stuff and get it done on time, you'll also feel better and not fall victim of the usual back or neck ache.

 

ONLINE E-COURSES FOR WRITERS

Carefully selected yoga poses, breathing sequences and flows incorporated into a work day can open up your channels of energy and boost your focus. This ingenious idea consisting of 5, 10 or 20-minute flows/stretches every 40 to 50-minutes, not only help you to stay fresh at work, they also improve your posture and keep your attitude positive. Yogitivity for increased productivity – all routines are tailored to suit your specific needs whether you are a freelancer, office worker or long-distance lorry driver. Since we can’t beat the system and some of us are stuck in an 8-hour day, we can still look after our health whilst performing at our best.

Various routines for all-week writing marathons, everyday core routines, butt-busting routines, Yogitivity for creativity… A routine for increased productivity tailored to your needs.

THE OUTDATED 8-HOUR WORK DAY

Sitting all day at your desk, at the wheel or in your cubicle? Legs throbbing, head pounding and back killing? More than half of the population in our modern “civilised” society is spending over 40 hours a week in the same position – this could also be standing – and it is far from natural or “civilised” for that matter.

Working 8 hours a day is a strange concept dating back to the industrial revolution when workers needed to be protected from the slave-labour hours of the factory owners. Unions pushed for the authorities to limit their hours, but why are we still sticking to this out-dated formula?

A TYPICAL WORK DAY – WITHOUT YOGITIVITY©

before yogitivity cycle
THE NEW FACE OF WORK

Thankfully the digital millenials are going out and freelancing it. They have cracked open the shackles of officedom proving that work can be achieved reliably and to a high quality anywhere – well, those with a good work ethic. Let’s face it, if you have no work ethic, you are still going to be a lazy bum in an office or factory!!

Back to the problem of long hours and lack of movement that still plague employees and entrepreneurs. How do you keep going without damaging your mental or physical health? How do you keep going day after day without producing inferior work or losing your momentum?

THE SOLUTION: YOGITIVITY©

A lot of people have now incorporated meditation into their work routine. Establishments have set up meditation rooms for group sessions. This “break” away is extremely beneficial to refocus and recharge the brain. Yogitivity© works along similar lines taking the solution a step or two further.

PRODUCTIVE WORK DAY WITH YOGITIVITY©

with yogitivity cycle
Yogitivity© incorporates 10, 15 or 20-minute breaks into your work schedule at 20, 30 and 40-minute intervals. Nothing revolutionary about that you might say. No, in fact it is essential that you do take breaks. Some of us seem to be break-averse and simply run ourselves into the ground. Yogitivity© e-course for writers will convert you.

Once you try out the Yogitivity© breaks, you will become addicted to the energy they bring and the higher levels of productivity they yield in your work. The secret: the poses chosen release the energy you need at a specific time.

Identify your energy peaks and energy troughs.

Most people tend to drain and flag at around 2 or 3 o’clock or after lunch and be most productive in the morning. Others find their best time is in the small hours of the morning. We’re all different. That is why the old archaic system of an 8-hour day is defunct now.

DIFFERENT YOGITIVITY© ROUTINES

routines for writers, freelancers, office workers…..
core routines designed around energy peaks at 9 am and 10 am and lows/energy troughs at 2 pm or 3 pm
special sequences tailored to your own individual needs.
the all-nighter/all-dayer where you have to get through a tough project, want to finish writing a book or thesis or report
The Butt-Buster! A 5-day work marathon.

BENEFITS OF YOGITIVITY©

  • maximise and utilise our peaks of energy and learn to work through and attenuate our troughs, our lows
  • each of the sequences is been specially choreographed to suit the specific time of day and the cycle for your body
  • Yogitivity© will also improve your posture
  • balance
  • sense of wellbeing.

Once you have mastered the ability to take breaks, to increase your productivity and remain more relaxed, energised, focused and reposed, you can then try the next step which is “Yogitivity© for Increased Creativity”!

If you can’t wait for the launch of the course please contact me: cescahepton@gmail.com