• eliabethharwood

Orderly October

A month of routine, rituals, immersed in learning.


Enjoy, B x

Sight

Womb Awakening, Azra Bertrand and Seren Bertrand

A guide to lost wisdom that I wish still underpinned our culture. This book blew me away.

Sound

Urmi Sound at H.O.W. & Aisha Carrington (in September)


“Soulful sound healing also affects us at a cellular level, bringing dis-ease and dis-harmony back into resonance, bringing our bodies and souls back in tune.” (Womb Awakening)


My first experience of a sound bath was during my yoga teacher training (now quite some time ago)- I could perhaps blame COVID for not taking part in one since, however the reality is that it’s because of my own laziness. Something I wish I could change- or perhaps I wasn’t ready, or open enough to move with for this type of healing.

In any sound healing, you are both a receiver and participant, being held in a space where you are able move through areas which feel blocked or where resistance lies. As you bathe in sound waves, you journey through an experience which brings you back into your body and psyches symphony.


During my experiences, whilst bathing in the mysterious depths of sound I birthed oracular visions, which allowed space to bring harmonic resonance to my body and psyche. Water is deeply transformative so the use of “bath” only emphasises how, if you allow yourself, you can cleanse, rebirth, renew, become more in flow with your own natural rhythms.


The healing and nurturing potential of sound should not be underrated.

Touch

Joana at Fight Zone Treatment Room

Hypermobility, scoliosis, a desk job and an active life hasn't always been kind to me. Our bodies naturally try to adapt to all and every situation, especially to repetitive movement, however it naturally leads to compensations elsewhere... In the wise words of Bessel van der Kolk- the body keeps a score.


Physiotherapy is something I am fortunate to receive on a regular basis, and Joana at Fight Zone Treatment room has been helping me for just over a year. We have worked on targeted strength building in order to prevent reliance on hypermobility, to improve stability around joints and therefore posture and physical performance. Joanas specialist and tailored approach has helped me feel more at home in my body, to feel physically more open, less robotic, and stronger. Whatever your concern, Joana will have you covered.

Taste

Figs & Grains, Broadway Market

Without a shadow of a doubt, if there were one place I could shop for my groceries for the remainder of my life it would be Figs & Grains.


Located on Broadway Market, the quaint terraced street has a village feel and has been a hub for food and produce since the 1800s. Whilst F&G isn't quite that old, it is still an institution for locals as this independent store makes up the very fabric of the street. Rainbow colours ornament the windows from the large selection of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. Bursting with flavour, the quality is unparalleled. They also stock some of my favourite brands: Biona, Rude Health, Plenish, Manilife, Tony’s Chocoloney (to name but a few).


If you only get one thing, then try their tomatoes and you will not be disappointed… in fact, the dates, the sweet, sticky butterscotch flavour is irresistable.



Smell

Thé Noir- Le Labo

During a crisp morning walk, a passer by brushed my arm and left an enchanting trail of fragrance in the air. I darted back, begging to discover what perfume graced her skin... “Thé Noir” effortlessly passed her lips, in a soft, elegant French accent. This captivating fragrance had me hooked at first encounter.


Thé Noir 29 combines depth and freshness, softness and strength through permanent oscillation between the light of bergamot, fig and bay leaves and the depth of cedar wood, vetiver and musk. A special extraction of black tea leaves wraps up the composition by bringing to the formula a dry, leafy, hay, tobacco feeling in the dry down to transform this creation into a sensuous and addictive essence.


Quote of the Month

Jaiya John


















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