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April 2017 Newsletter

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My Yoga Teaching Journey – From the Lounge Room to the Board Room

1999: 1 year after I began My Health, then a natural healing clinic offering spiritual counselling and massage, I embarked on my yoga teaching journey.  I could only do 1on 1 sessions in my small clinic so in order to offer group classes, I taught from home in my (then) Surfers Paradise apartment on the Gold Coast. I would push my minimal furniture away and we would do yoga on the lounge room floor. A big class was 5 people, the usual size was 2-3 people! Often no-one turned up, yet I took this opportunity to do my own practice which was not always asana – in fact I usually visualised or wrote down my dream for the future of my business.  They were ecstatic moments, indulging in my greatest fantasises of how I would like my life to look.  This picture of me is on that same lounge room floor at age 23 :)

So here's to all you budding teachers or new teachers who have the same dream as I did. Keep your heart pure, believe in the power of love, yoga and healing, trust in abundance, conquer your fears, dream the impossible dream! My Health has now grown into that business I visualised, with 2 full time studios and healing clinics; yoga, massage and healing courses offered locally and internationally; a yoga and healing association (MHA); plus online yoga and meditation classes (MHY TV)... and I still have time to walk my beautiful dogs every day!

I am constantly challenged and nourished all at the same time as the director of My Health. This spiritual work for self and guiding others is not easy at times, running a business is certainly an ongoing responsibility, however, the blessings are plentiful and my soul continues to expand. I allow myself to stop and sleep when I need and in authenticity the success of My Health miraculously continues. I bow to all the courageous souls who are living their dream. Keep going forward, moment at a time. Love yourself and all who come across your path, especially the ones who you play your 'stuff' out with. Claim your JOY and your right to shine.

To all our graduating yoga teachers who have doubts about their worth as a yoga teacher, remember it's how you make your students FEEL that matters most. Nobody remembers how much knowledge you have, how great your Sanskrit is, or how technical your skills are - what they remember is how you made them FEEL. As a new teacher, be kind to yourself and know you are ENOUGH. Turn up to each class you teach with an intention to serve, to create a space for people to feel the joy of living and a deep love of self. Be authentic with all your interactions, knowing you serve others by simply being yourself. Be compassionate with yourselves as you make this transition from trainee to teacher, accepting you will have doubts and fears. Acknowledge your trepidation yet know that if you let the fear win, you inhibit the profound opportunity to WORK FOR THE LIGHT and make an immense difference in the lives of many. Many of you don't wish to teach formally, yet it is still important to speak your truth and to practice seeing the pure soul in others, even if just with passing strangers. You are all needed to assist the awakening of collective consciousness. Go forth and SHINE ON. We are so inspired by you all!

Carrie in her first year of teaching yoga, aged 23 Yoga Retreat Thailand

Love you all!

Carrie-Anne Fields.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Yoga & Meditation Practice while traveling.

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This month I relocated to a different country and it was a challenge to continue my Yoga practice and meditation while packing, cleaning, running errands and chasing the clock to manage to do everything that needed to be done in time.  Flexibility and adaptation plus the tips listed below helped me to stay on top of it all.  However knowing when to let go and not overstress about situations we cannot control is also an important skill to master.  Relocating countries is not something we’ll do too often and for many it may never happen in their entires lives, however the same basic tips and principles can be applied whenever we go traveling or on holidays.

If you decide to go away for a few weeks to disconnect, or do a weekend getaway on the coast to enjoy the beach, how do you maintain your Yoga and meditation habits you have achieved throughout the year? When we get used to a routine, leaving it may not be easy, and keeping your Yoga and meditation daily during the holidays can be quite a challenge. Furthermore if you add the days of flights, car trips, party nights, small hotel rooms, impromptu days to go to visit beautiful places, etc., our routine can go completely out of whack.  We do not have the same tranquility and space where we usually practice Yoga, and that's why we tend to forget about our practice when we are traveling.

How do I maintain my yoga and meditation routines during a trip?
Surely maintaining your usual routine is going to be difficult, but you just have to adapt to the new environment and the new rhythm of the day. This is the good thing about vacations, that you don’t have to go to work or fulfill your "obligations". So if you cannot keep your routine, you can create a new one adapted to your new environment and situation.

If you decide to take a long trip through India or Thailand, you know that you will do many short stays and keeping your routines is going to be complicated, but with a few small tricks you can do it:

    • You do not have to plan all the sessions you can do, but you can organize the day and save yourself a space to do your practice or meditation.
    • If you travel with more people then move and adapt your yoga sessions. You can even invite your fellow travelers to join in for meditation or yoga. This will create a positive energy for the whole group.
    • Spend less time on your sessions.
    • If you have a beach nearby, you can carry out your meditation by taking advantage of the sun’s energy first thing in the morning or during the afternoon after people leave.
    • When you arrive at the hotel, ask if there is a quiet place where you can do your yoga practice, even the garden can count.
    • If you go to a new city, you do a google search for nearby yoga centers to go and try a session, you can even consult opening times and class schedules in most cases. Do not be afraid of the language barrier, Yoga is quite Universal and in most classes the class can be followed by observing your teacher and his/her body language.
    • Wear noise cancellation headphones for guided meditations if you are at the airport or inside a plane. These places are usually very noisy and may make it difficult to concentrate. Developing the ability to find peace amidst the chaos is an important skill to develop, however using headphones with soft music and guided meditations will surely help calm your mind. This is particularly helpful for those who suffer of fear or anxiety of flying.
    • If you decide to make a trip by car, you can stand in a rest area on the highway and take advantage to stretch a little. Awaken the body with controlled Pranayama work and do some forward bends and spine twists.
    • Take advantage of all the new places you discover to do a little meditation: e.g. while visiting a temple, walking along a beach, taking a road trip, etc.

Every place in the world has a different and unique energy of its own. Taking the opportunity to practice and meditate in different environments and all the new places you discover can yield untold breakthroughs and memories from past lives and visions of the future. Safe travels!


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Running your Meridians Therapy

Excerpt of Meridians Module- My Health Yoga Online Teacher Training.

Running your meridians is a simple yet powerful technique that can be practiced anytime and as often as needed. By running or tracing your Meridian lines network on your body we can encourage the possitive flow of Chi energy throghout our main organs promoting vitality, strenght and wellbeing.

Try this technique whenever tou feel depleted, blocked, ill or just whenever you feel you'd like to give soime loving "maintenance" to your metaphysical body's energy network. You can do this technique on yourself and on others.


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There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

- His Holiness Dalai Lama

Dear Carrie

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Q.If what we think creates our reality, how do need to stay mindful of our mental chatter?

A. We humans get consumed with many problems, all arising from mental desires and attachments. We take our lives and ourselves so seriously and seek perfection rather than accepting and making peace with life's trials and tribulations. Whilst we need to honour our life and ourselves, we can learn to remain mindful of the misery of the controlling mind and not get caught up in every singular thought. Negative and pessimistic thoughts about outcomes in our life, other people and ourselves can become 'automatic thoughts' and can literally take up 10,000 thoughts a day! If what we think creates our reality, we do need to stay mindful of our mental chatter. MEDITATE! Become the observer to the thoughts. Just this LIGHT OF AWARENESS itself has the power to TRANSFORM your thinking. By meditating you continue to bring yourself back to the present moment, surrendering thoughts and arriving in a place of bliss (present moment awareness). Over time, you merge with the one who is observing (your soul) and you CHOOSE your reality from a place of TRUST and DESERVABILITY. All yoga is an act of meditation when practiced authentically.

Questions of the Month to Carlos.

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Dear Carlos,

I have a few questions for you which I hope you don't mind me asking of you; Recently I completed my Reiki Level 1. I found I was drawn to this after completing your workshop on the chakras. During this workshop and anytime since when I either perform Reiki on myself or a family member, plus when I meditate I am
experiencing these internal surges of energy. They feel like they are pushing me upwards and often make me breathe deeper and often take a sharp breath. Is what I am starting to experience kundalini energy or is this something different? If so how do I manage it, or should I be giving reiki and mediation a miss for a while to let it settle down. The Reiki workshop was about 6 weeks ago.

- I was also wondering lately about a veg/vegan diet to deal with my arthritis pain which is shocking at this time of year in Melbourne, but certainly even in the warmer weather is never good. Do you have any experience with dietary
management for this as a naturopath? I know you mentioned to me a while back about possible spices, like turmeric that I could add to foods. I was starting to wonder if a plant based diet would also help this. I read in a book
that arthritis is caused by deep seated ama, I certainly have always had a very think coating on my tongue indicating my digestion isn't up to scratch.
I was also curious about milk being considered a sattvic food, as I know dairy is often considered inflammatory for conditions like arthritis. I feel quite strongly that it makes me think and move slower, its like I have a cloudy
brain when I have it.

Your course is absolutely life changing and I cannot thank you enough for
delivery it to us in such a user friendly, yet insightful and ever interesting way.

Kindest regards,


A: Hello H.

Yes that is most definitely kundalini energy rising through your body. This is a common occurrence especially after Reiki initiations. I have personally experienced something similar when I felt my feet burning for a few weeks after my Reiki initiation years ago. I have also heard of people unable to sleep as they feel their whole body almost levitating from bed or sudden surges of energy that manifest as heat, pins and needles,
light headedness etc. Reiki initiation have different impacts in our energetic body, however some people don’t experience much in this regard and that is ok. We are all different. In your case seems like the awakening of this massive source of energy that had been untapped for you before, is now settling itself into your energetic metaphysic body.
This has also been corroborated with orthodox science and quantum physics as the resonance of your molecules rises after a reiki session or reiki initiation. So my recommendation is that you listen to you own body and intuition.
If you find that meditation is not helping you at the moment it is ok to let go of it for a little while or to meditate for shorter periods of time or even try meditation while walking on the beach for instance. Find what helps your particular energy and do that. I bealive your energy will start to settle very soon and you’ll find comfort and a renewed sense of stability and bliss with your meditation and the feel of your kundalini rising.

About arthritic pain. Yes it has been shown in many studies that milk contributes to the decalcification of bones and even osteoporosis. As counterintuitive as this may sound, the reason behind this fact is that 99% of milk in the market is pasteurised, homogenised and heavily processed. After all these processes are done, milk is a very different thing to what it was originally. Milk turns into a very acidic, “dead” food void of enzymes and vitamins (I lovingly call it Milkenstein). Raw milk is much more nutritions as it hasn’t been subjected to these processes however it can be hard to find a clean source of it, but is there if you know where to look. When Ayurveda first originated and till about 100 years ago people only drank raw milk and therefore it was a big part of their food.
For this reason I have a hard time recommending modern milk to anybody these days. A better source of calcium is found in most vegetables, green leaffies and fruits, and also nut milks such as Almond, oats and quinoa milk. A vegetarian & vegan diet has been shown to reduce inflammatory agents in the body and therefore will likely help with your arthritic pain. My suggestion is to give it a try for a few weeks at least to give enough time to your body to adjust and adapt to it, and see how you feel. Most people I know end up embracing this lifestyle as the benefits are many and very clear. Your digestion is likely to be enhanced and therefore your energy and moods will be benefited as well. Give it a go and never forget to listen to your body and be mindful of how your body and energy feels each day. :)