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Celery Juice: A Refreshing Boost for Your Health

Fresh Celery Juice - A Boost for Your Health - Rohtopia
Celery juice - are you into it (yet)? This reportedly extremely healthy beverage has gained popularity in recent years, so I decided to incorporate this green elixir into my morning routine. I personally felt calm and clear, but did not notice a giant shift - however I also didn’t start it from a place of sickness or extreme misery. So let's dive, and explore the effects of drinking celery juice and its potential benefits for your health. The Power of Celery Juice: Drinking 500ml of pure, freshly pressed celery juice every morning on an empty stomach has been reported to have transformative effects on digestion and overall well-being. It it said to act as a purifier, flushing out toxins, reducing bloating, and even improving skin...

Ice Baths: Why You Should Try Them and How to Do It Safely

Eisbaden - Photo by Tobias Oetiker on Unsplash
Have you been looking for something new to try to boost your wellbeing? Ice baths might just be the answer you're looking for! While the cold might seem uncomfortable, did you know that there are many benefits to immersing yourself in cold water? For centuries, ice baths or cold water immersion has been used to improve health and wellbeing. In this post, you will learn all about the benefits and risks of ice baths, as well as tips on how to try it out safely. Have you ever experienced the sensation of your skin tightening when you go out in the cold weather? This experience is not only a way to enjoy the cold season, but it's also an option to do something good for...

The Benefits of Bitter Foods + a Delicious Salad Recipe

Salad lovers – what’s your trick to a delicious combination? For me, different textures and flavours are key. Give me a bit of softness, some crunch, a dash of juicy and a spoonful of creamy with a mix of spicy and sweet, sour and even a little bitterness – which is actually good for you too, did you know? Benefits of bitter foods: ⟁ Bitter foods stimulate the digestive tract and help with food absorption ⟁ There is evidence that they work like probiotics in your gut and help fight bad microbes such as candida, fungus, bacteria and parasites. ⟁ Bitter food will also help regulate blood sugar levels and hunger, therefore reducing sugar cravings.   Some bitter foods I love: Kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts,…

How to make CBD Suppositories “Tampons”

How to make CBD Suppositories / Tampons This recipe is a lifesaver for anyone who isn’t keen on taking chemical meds, and wants direct, on the spot relief as CBD suppositories will give you local muscular relaxation and inflammation relief within around 15-20 minutes. Suppositories are little 'bullets' which can be used internally - meaning, you can either insert them vaginally or rectally (either because you have an issue there or cannot stomach CBD when using it orally). You can also use them topically,by letting them melt on a painful spot and massaging it into your skin. The reason why you wouldn't want to put drops of CBD onto a real tampon is that a tampon is supposed to absorb fluid, and hence will also...

Stressed? Try This Breathing Technique: Bhramari Breath

It was supposed to be a short trip to Austria at the beginning of 2020, but my flight got canceled & I've been here since. For the first few months I thought it'd be over soon, and I'd be back in Australia by September at the latest. Well 😂 I've come to terms with it in the meantime, it is what it is, and am working on new content again. Anyone who’s been here for a bit knows I sometimes need a lil longer 😅 This breathing technique is a simple + quick way to calm down both body + mind, for times when I lose my serenity and calm. Bhramari (Sanskrit: भ्रमरी bees) 🐝 Breathing The name comes from the fact that you hum...

Why Detox at all?

Why Detox at all - Juice Cleanse Green Orange Pink Smoothie Diet Week Body Reset - Raw vegan recipes - holistic wellbeing - Rohtopia
It’s been a while since I have done a juice fast longer than just a few days, so I feel it is time for one once again. Some people would say, if it is so great, why do you have to do it again? Well, you could look at it a bit like one part of your hygienic regime - just as you clean your teeth and wash your body more than once, giving your inside a break every once in a while is a good idea in my opinion. Why detox at all? Yes, of course your body has all the functions and abilities to detox itself, however you can always be supportive or make things harder for your body. Consuming less ideal foods,...

Beauty: Natural Body Scrub + Face Peeling

Beauty - Natürliches Scrub Peeling für Gesicht und Körper
You can easily prepare this recipe for a natural scrub yourself and you likely already have the ingredients at home in your pantry. A scrub gently cleanses your skin, removes old flakes that make your skin look grey, it also supports blood circulation and moisturizes. Honey has an antibacterial effect and can help with impurities, while coffee can have a skin-smoothing effect on cellulite. Bonus: if you follow the instructions step by step, you can save time and do both scrubs at once. Ingredients for the natural body exfoliator scrub: 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup almonds 1/4 cup raw sugar or brown sugar 1/4 cup oil - jojoba, almond or coconut optional: essential oils - here is a recipe for a body scrub with mint...

Yoga How To: One Legged King Pigeon Pose

Yoga How To Do King Pigeon Pose
Eka - One Raja - King Kapota - Pigeon Asana - Posture   There are some basics which apply to almost any asana: • shoulders away from ears • activated core • jaw relaxed 😎 • breath smooth + even • move out of the pose the same way you got into it   In Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - One Legged King Pigeon Pose - you also want to have your back leg straight behind you, not drawing outwards, and activated. You also want to be pulling your legs in towards each other which will help you to keep your hips and torso square to the front while opening the chest wide and dropping the shoulders down.

10 Minute Yoga Flow : Find Your Balance

Yoga Flow - Finde Dein Gleichgewicht
If you're feeling out of balance, be it emotionally, physically or generally in life / working too much, thinking too much, playing to little, resting too little, then pleeease take 10 minutes, come onto the mat/rug/grass/anywhere flat with me, and recalibrate. This 10 Minute Yoga Flow is for beginners and intermediate yogis and yoginis. Enjoy each breath. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Recipe: Rainbow Summer RollsRainbow Summer Rolls with Jackfruit Jerky are always in season, a burst of flavours having a dance party in your mouth! Loaded with fresh veggies and chewy jackfruit, dipped into deliciously aromatic, creamy Satay Sauce, these rolls are a refreshing and colourful treat for any occasion. Easy to make, plus you can use up all your leftover veggies. You can mix...

Yoga: How To Do Uttanasana

how to do uttananasa
ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend asana = pose Like all inversions, Uttanasana - Standing Forward Bend - has a calming effect. It lengthens your hamstrings and activates your inner thighs. There are some basics which apply to almost any asana: • shoulders away from ears ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • activated core⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • jaw relaxed 😎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • breath smooth + even ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ • move out of the pose the same way you got into it In Uttanasana, you also want to have your feet hip width apart and make sure you bend from the waist, straightening the back on your inhale, and aiming your chest towards your shins and folding your torso over your legs on your exhale. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If...

Yoga: Time Your Savasana

How to find Savasana Time
If you practise yoga with video sequences, you may have noticed that Savasana is often skipped or kept very short, and all the relaxation you had created disappears before you can say Namaste. And even if I did stay flat on the mat, I would soon get fidgety and start to worry how much time had passed, and whether I was already late for the next commitments of my day. Recently I figured out how to stay in Savasana longer, with more calmness than ever:   Counting the breath The key is to first time how long one breath cycle takes, the total of one inhale and one exhale. Once you know how many breaths you take in one minute, you simply count your breaths...

Beauty: DIY Homemade Coffee Scrub

Body scrubs are so delicious! Coffee is a natural exfoliant and is known to provide antioxidants, increase blood flow and tighten your skin - when applied topically as a scrub. Add some more goodies such as moisturizing coconut oil and essential oils, and you have a body scrub that packs a punch, feels lovely and smells divine. Making your own body scrub takes just a few minutes, costs a fraction of store-bought stuff and only truly contains what you choose to put in it. Here is an invigorating recipe for coffee scrub, perfect to wake you up from head to toe! Basic ingredients for coffee scrub: 1 C raw sugar 1 C freshly ground coffee / coffee beans blended in the food processor or blender /...

Beauty: Protect skin + hair from chlorine + salt

If you swim a lot, be it in the pool or ocean, you might have experienced dry skin and brittle hair due to the chlorine and salt in the water. There are several things you can do to avoid this, here is what works best for me - if you have any other techniques that work for you, let me know as well :) How to prevent dry hair and skin despite swimming in chlorine and salt water The first thing to know is that your skin and hair absorb everything that they come in contact with. You may have noticed that your hair feels thicker when it is wet. This is due to your hair absorbing water until it is saturated and the reason for the...

Float Tank: total relaxation for body + mind

I love being in water, especially if it is warm and clear and I can float in it. And I love being relaxed - well, who doesn't, right? (Actually, some people are addicted to drama, but that's a different story). So when I discovered flotation tanks, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, I was super intrigued and booked myself in straight away. What is a flotation tank? Flotation tanks are containers filled with warm, very salty water. So salty actually, that the water is dense enough for you to  ... you guessed it, float! To filter out any noise, the containers close - they are super easy to open again, and the inside is also equipped with some light source that you can control from the...

HiiT is the Shi.. – Why I love interval training!

My favorite exercise when I have little time is HiiT - High Intensity Interval Training.  Actually, it is my favorite way of exercise of all time. I have even done a session at waiting for boarding at an airport once!     WHY I LOVE HIIT WORKOUTS No gear: You can do it without any equipment, all you need is an interval timer which you can download onto your smart phone. Oh and water. If done right, you will be a puddle afterwards :) No time: The training is over and done with in 15-20 minutes, at that includes stretching afterwards! No BS: If you give it your all, as you always should, interval training is 3x more efficient than plain old jogging. No Skills:...

Soak + Relax: Detox-Bath

If you are amongst the lucky ones who can call a bath tub their own, then you hopefully enjoy soaking in it every now and then. Super relaxing, warming, and lets you sleep like a log afterwards.  Instead of bubble baths though, I prefer to use my own detox bath blend, with sea salt and bicarb soda. Both detox and neutralize your body, and the warmth relaxes your muscles. A detox bath can also soothe itchy skin, help clean and renew your skin, improve its' appearance and soften it (more details below the recipe).  Sometimes I also add essential oils. All in all a whole bunch of positive effects in addition to the feel good factor, and better value for money than store-bought bath salts as...

Beauty: Moisturizing mask for all skin types

Whether your skin is dehydrated from being in a cold climate, or too much time in an air-conditioned environment (offices, buses, planes, etc), or your simply want to pamper yourself with a little DIY home spa mask, avocado is your go-to ingredient. Avocados are a fantastic yet so simple way to revitalizing, nourishing and hydrating your skin. By rehydrating your skin, you also plump any fine lines that may be forming - next to sun damage and smoking, dehydration is one of the major causes for prematurely aged skin. Plus, you skip all the chemical ingredients and synthetics that store-bought beauty products usually contain. This makes your treatment less irritating for your skin, and friendlier for both your wallet and the environment. And the best part: any leftover...

Yoga Flow: Hips wide open

This yoga practise is all about getting more flexibility in your hips. :: Sitting at your desk a LOT, studying or getting your biz going? Take a quick time out with this 15 minute yoga flow I created - all about hip openers, perfect not only for office cowboys but also to release stored emotional blocks. :: Detoxing? A little bit of yoga is excellent when being on a cleanse, supporting your organs to get rid of toxins, as well as letting go of old emotional baggage. :: Preparation for advanced poses: this sequence is short and sweet, perfect to warm up without tiring yourself out, for more challenging asanas that require flexibility in the hips, such as Kala Bhairavasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Supta Virasana,...

Beauty: 4 Refreshing DIY Summer Mist Spray Recipes

Depending on the ingredients, facial mists can be cooling, soothing, balancing, hydrating and even mood boosting. On summer days so hot you would like to just be in a cool pool of water all day, these refreshing mists are true life savers. In airconditioned environments such as flights, they will protect your skin and prevent lines while keeping your tan alive longer. The DIY Bonus: Unlike store bought products, these sprays are inexpensive, all natural, without any chemical add-ons.

Food for thought: “What if … ?” by Bex Tyrer

As the sunsets on an island in Bahia so it can rise in Bali...What if I could let it all just be? What if I was already “good” enough? What if I had no regrets? What if I allowed the precious memories of the past to simply provide power for the present? What if I stopped planning the future? What if I were to trust fully in the divinity of all? What if I Didn’t. Worry. About. Anything. ? What if I really did make the most of every “opportunity”? What if I could give without giving myself away? What if I could receive without feelings of inadequacy? What if I could forgive myself? What if I let go of all judgments and bowed in...

All Natural Soothing, Bacteria Killing, Pimple Zapping, Exfoliating Miracle Mask

In the past, I used honey for my face if I got a pimple here or there. It was truly an exceptional solution and never failed me. Obviously since going vegan, I am not eating or using honey. And on top of that, my skin is worse than it has been in MANY years. (I’m pregnant, and thankfully other than my skin I am in TIP TOP health and still full of energy!) As a health educator, I simply can’t allow blotchy skin. I like to look my best, naturally, so that no one can possibly have any doubts about what I am sharing with them regarding health. But I have been unable to find anything on the market to help (externally). Of course I...

Yin Yoga Class – 50 minutes of relaxing your body & unwinding your mind

Holistic Wellbeing is not all about the food you eat. This is why I am super happy to introduce you to my first online yoga session! It is a yin class for 50 minutes and suitable for anyone – no need to be a yoga pro or a pretzel by nature. This class is absolutely suitable for beginners. Yin Yoga is the balance for yang yoga practice, yang being anything fast, powerful, sweaty. Yin Yoga focuses its attention and stimulation deeper than muscle or superficial tissues (yang tissues). Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize on internal heat, and have the stretching and tightening of our muscles in focus. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective…

Why sprouting is good for you and how to sprout seeds at home

So you have seen sprouts in your local supermarket, you have eaten them in your deli sandwich - but have you ever sprouted seeds yourself?  Most likely, you actually have! You might have soaked almonds, flax or chia seeds before - which is exactly the first step of sprouting! There are many more seeds that can be sprouted though and it is very easy and inexpensive to do. Give it a go!  WHY SPROUT? Sprouting is an inexpensive way to add freshness and nutrients to your foods even in the deepest of winter. Did you know that sprouts apparently contain the highest amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes of any food per unit of calorie? It is not that surprising if you think about it....

20 amazing uses for coconut oil!


Have you ever wondered what else this delicious coconut oil that’s been sitting in your kitchen for ages could be good for?
Well, aside being a great addition to your diet, and an excellent replacement for butter, aside the fact that coconut oil can help with all kinds of health issues (such as eczema, hot flushes, lice, cramps & heavy blood flow during menstruation, mononucleosis, flaky skin, acid reflux, energy levels, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, mental clarity, depression, inflammation, candida, asthma, autism, alzheimer, circulation and more), this amazing stuff offers even more!Hast Du Dich schon jemals gefragt, was Du mit diesem köstlichen Kokosöl, das seit Ewigkeiten in Deiner Küche herumsitzt, noch tun könntest?

Why juice instead of blending?

When it comes to the question of juicing vs blending, there are two parties – some are strictly for fresh juices and call smoothies fads, others love nothing more than a creamy smoothie and think little of juicing.
For many, the only difference between smoothies and juices is that a smoothie is creamy and a juice is a thin liquid, but whether there are any advantages or disadvantages in juices or smoothies often seems to be unclear.Beim Thema Saft oder Smoothie spalten sich die Geister – die einen sind strikt für frische Säfte und bezeichnen Smoothies als Modeerscheinung, die anderen lieben nichts mehr als einen cremigen Smoothie und halten wenig von Säften.
Für viele ist der einzige Unterschied zwischen Smoothie und Saft dass ein Smoothie cremig ist und ein Saft dünnflüssig, und ob es sonst noch Vor- oder Nachteile bei Säften bzw Smoothies gibt scheint oft unklar.

Green tea is SO good for you – 16 benefits of green tea

Green tea is SO good for you - 16 benefits of green tea - Rohtopia

Green tea has so many benefits that the ones listed below certainly do not cover everything.
But just to get an idea of how powerful these little leaves are, have a quick readGrüner Tee hat so viele Vorteile, dass die nachstehende Liste sicherlich nicht alles abdeckt.
Aber nur um eine Idee zu bekommen, wie mächtig diese kleinen Blätter sind, lies Dir das mal schnell durch:

The joys of probiotics – homemade fermentation – Sauerkraut recipe

There is lots of bacteria in everyoneʼs body, especially in the digestive system.
Good bacteria aids digestion, controls potentially harmful bacteria, reduces inflammation and improves the protective lining of the gut. In jedermanns Körper gibt es vielerlei Bakterien, vor allem im Verdauungssystem.
Gute Bakterien unterstützen die Verdauung, kontrollieren potenziell schädliche Bakterien, reduzieren Entzündungen und verbessern die schützende Auskleidung des Darms.

Juicefeasting: How to do a juice feast cleanse

If you're stuck with one or more health issues, like I used to be ..   .... and you do not know how to solve them, like me ..    ..then this idea may be just the nutritional answer for you :) JUICE FASTING .. or, rather, JUICE FEASTING (previously: what is a juice feast my personal experience ) PLANT BASED MEDICINE Plant-based medicine is the key to improve and often heal many diseases: diabetes (leafy green vegetables), obesity, cancer (broccoli, berries) osteoporosis, heart disease, kidney and liver issues, depression, urinary tract infections (cranberries), skin problems, bad breath and body odor, Alzheimer's, eye health (goji berries, chili, mango), longevity and too many others to name them all. Start drinking massive amounts of plant based medicines, do it daily, and your...

Juice Feasting: My personal experience!

This is what I used to look like, every other week, for several years: I was on cortisone steroid medication to suppress these skin rashes for which conventional doctors had no explanation.   Then I discovered juice feasting (read more about what that is in my previous post) and lived on fresh juice for 35 days. Here is what happened:   JUICE FEASTING - MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Juice Feasting is the most enjoyable and beneficial diet I've ever done. On it, I eliminated the chronic skin rashes and allergies that plagued me on and off for years, and ever since I have not had a single breakout of skin rash. I’m not always 100% raw and perfectly healthy, but the juice feast cleaned out all the pharmaceuticals and...

Juice feasting! What is it & why do it? With “Before” Photos!

If you’re stuck with one or more health issues, like I was .. .. and you don’t know how to solve them, like me .. .. then this idea may be just the nutritional answer for you – but first, some clues on what it is  🙂 It’s not a product you can buy. No company makes it. It is not a supplement. It is actually impossible to manufacture on a grand scheme in some factory because its shelf life is around one day.  You make it in your own kitchen, yourself, with simple ingredients which you can get in any supermarket or grocery store. Its benefits have been proven in thousands of scientific health studies.  It’s based entirely on natural medicine and contains absolutely nothing man-made. It’s…