Last Login: 01-02-20
Title: Bondi Buzz
Yoga Instructor, Wellness Specialist
My name is Brigitta Plosz. I was born in Hungary. I always lived a healthy and active lifestyle. However, in 2013 I was involved in a motorbike accident as a pillion passenger and suffered from multiple traumas and injuries. As the result of the serious injuries I ended up in a wheelchair. I made a decision then I will get back on my feet or I do not intend to live within those conditions.
I underwent a few surgeries, it took me more than 3 years of rehabilitation to get back on my feet, I learnt how to walk again. During my many years of rehabilitation my only focus was on daily physiotherapy, nutritional supplementations, meditation, psychological therapy and personal development.
Due to not being able to work I had no job to return to and I felt lost. All I knew that I am willing to continue living a healthy and active lifestyle and keen to inspire others to do the same. I still have titanium in both of my femurs I noticed that prolong jumping or running give me pain so I found yoga. I knew that I found what I needed. I completed my 200 hours yoga teaching, 50 hours the Art of Assisting and Alignment and 50 hours yoga therapy courses at Body Mind Life in Surry Hills.
Through the practice and teaching of Vinyasa yoga and pranayama I am amazed every day about what the body is capable of doing in relation to ease the pain and improve the flexibility.
Last Login: 01-02-20
Title: Bondi Buzz
Description: Did you know that Yoga is a great way to boost the respiratory immunity of your body? So I’ve rounded up seven of the best yoga poses to boost your immune system. 1. LEGS UP THE WALL This pose is a great way to ground the nervous system and manage stress, which, when experienced regularly, is a major contributor to illness. Inversions also help lymph fluid move through the body, which fight infection. 2. SEATED SPINAL TWIST Seated spinal twists alternately compress and stretch the torso, increasing circulation to the stomach, kidneys, intestines which stimulates digestion. Digestion, and general gut health are essential for a functioning immune system. 3. DOWNWARD DOG Downward facing dog is a great way to drain the sinuses, relieving any pressure caused by colds or sinus infections. Downward dog also moves white blood cells throughout your body that help prevent infection. 4. SUPPORTED FISH POSE A great pose any time you want to open up the shoulders and chest, this pose also does wonders for congestion in the lungs and sinuses. Proper alignment is essential in this pose, so ensure you have blocks or pillows to support your shoulders, neck and head to get the most out of this healing pose. 5. BRIDGE POSE Another excellent chest-opener, this pose opens up the thymus, an organ located in the chest responsible for the growth of T-cells, a type of white blood cell essential for supporting the immune system and fighting infection. 6. BIG TOE POSE A great way to stretch the hamstrings, this pose also has the potential to decrease stress and anxiety and stimulate the digestive system. This pose can also help relieve the symptoms of headaches. 7. SAVASANA Though this pose is usually done at the end of a yoga flow, it’s a great posture to do any time you’re suffering from a headache, exhaustion or sleeplessness, all of which are common with colds and flu. The best part? You can do it in your pajamas! Looking for a way a combat stress? Feel free to reach out to Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 01-04-20
Description: Lemon coconut chia cookies These lemon-coconut cookies are full of antifungal coconut milk and shredded coconut. They are low in carbohydrates and will have very little impact on your blood sugar, even though they taste sweet. Ingredients for Cookies 1/4 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. powdered stevia 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 cup blanched almond meal 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 Tbsp. chia seeds 1 tsp. lemon zest Pinch of salt Ingredients for Coconut Dust 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 tsp. powdered stevia Directions for Cookies Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla, powdered stevia and lemon juice, set aside. In another medium sized bowl, add blanched almond meal, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, lemon zest and a pinch of salt, stir to combine. Pour liquid ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients, mix well. Scoop dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Place dough balls two inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten dough balls to about 1/2-inch thickness (the flat bottom of a measuring cup works great). Bake cookies about 15 minutes, remove from oven, then sprinkle with Sweetened Coconut Dust. Cool cookies before serving. Directions for Sweetened Coconut Dust In the bowl of a food processor or a high speed blender, add 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia. Pulse for 10 to 15 seconds or just until a fine powder is created (pulsing the mixture to long will create a paste). For more wellness advise please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 20-03-20
Description: Odds are PRETTY HIGH that you're familiar with the medical condition known as a yeast infection, as statistics suggest that up to 75 percent of women contract a vaginal yeast infection at least once in their lives. Common Candida Overgrowth Causes Refined sugars and carbs Yeast, a fungus, relies on sugar – a form of energy – for its vitality. Therefore, the more sugar there is in your body, the more the yeast will thrive, potentially leading to an overgrowth. Alcohol consumption When consumed at rates higher than what's recommended or deemed acceptable, alcohol, which contains sugar, nurtures Candida growth. Antibiotics When you're prescribed antibiotics, it's to fight some sort of bacterial infection. And as these prescriptions are designed to do, they kill off the bacteria – both bad and good. That puts your body in jeopardy of antibiotic resistance. What you can do about it? 1. Cut the sugar Processed and refined foods, as well as those high in gluten and sugar (including natural sugars), create an ideal home for Candida. Restrict (or, better, eliminate completely) your intake of alcohol, sweets, bread, vinegar and foods containing vinegar, peanuts and foods high in sugar – including sweet fruits such as bananas and dates. 2. Add Candida fighters to your food consumption By not allowing Candida to survive, avocados, chia seeds, wild-caught fish, garlic and other healthy food that contains caprylic acid, which has anti-microbial properties that are proven to kill yeasts and Candida. 3. Load up on probiotics I recommend forgoing antibiotics whenever possible. Taking supplement with a high-quality probiotic, as probiotics help support the immune system, regulate digestion and restore a healthy balance of gut bacteria by crowding out Candida. It is very simple to feel better cut down on alcohol, refines sugar and carbs, take supplements and do digestive yoga poses on a daily basis. For more wellness advise and yoga practice please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 14-03-20
Description: If you're reading this on your phone while lying in bed wide awake, you're probably not the only one. Many of us do not get enough sleep on a daily basis. If you've got a cupboard full of failed sleep remedies, that's not totally your fault. With so much information floating around, it's hard to separate fact from fiction. So how do you separate the miracles from the malarky? Here are 5 science-backed ways to start sleeping better, according to experts: 1. Establish a routine Putting yourself to bed around the same time every night isn't just for kids. If you’ve ever felt the effects of jet lag, then you already know how just a few hours' difference can throw off your brain and your body. 2. Skip the nightcap It may help you fall it asleep, but it ruins the quality of your sleep. Instead, try sipping a caffeine-free herbal tea — like lavender or chamomile — to get your body and brain in the mood to snooze. 3. Avoid screens Binge-watching your favorite mindless sitcom until you pass out can become a go-to routine, but the laptop, tablet, phone, or TV you’re using is counteracting your body’s natural sleepiness. These electronic devices emit short wavelength blue light, which can actually help your brain stay alert. If you can, I recommend you staying away from screens for an hour or two before bed. 4. Exercise (but listen to your body) Besides lowering your chronic disease risk, reducing feelings of anxiety, and promoting a healthy weight, working out can also help you feel more rested. But if you're not into hitting the gym, keep in mind that everything from brisk walking to active yoga to yard work counts. 5. Don’t have a heavy dinner right before bed Since a heavy meal takes much longer to digest and absorb than a lighter one, it can keep you awake while your system chugs along. Instead, try a light snack so you don't feel famished at bedtime. I drink a healthy nutritious shake, but a few nuts or cheese and whole wheat crackers can help you get through the night without feeling hungry, but it's still not heavy enough that your body will be working hard to digest it. For more wellness tips please contact BRIGITTA on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 06-03-20
Description: Did you know that some yoga poses to help open up the airways and ease those who have sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is essentially an advanced form of snoring. It’s estimated that those who suffer from sleep apnea lose about a third of sleep every night, and their tossing and turning, loud snoring, and even choking can affect their partner’s night of sleep, as well. As we know, losing sleep can lead to a plethora of other problems including headaches, high blood pressure, weight gain, and even heart disease. Yoga Poses for Sleep Apnea Cat Cow Pose First up is cat cow. Begin posed on your hands and knees. Your shoulders should be directly above your hands and your hips should be directly over your knees. Make sure you start with a flat back. As you slowly and deeply inhale, arch your spine down to the floor and look up to where the wall meets the ceiling, which will keep your neck in line with your spine. Locust Pose Next yoga position is locust. To begin this pose, lie belly down on the floor, arms long along your sides, and palms on the floor. Legs should be long and pointed at the toe. As you inhale deeply, raise your chest and legs up off the floor as much as you can, while keeping your shoulders back and opening your chest. Try to lengthen your spine and keep your neck aligned by imagining watching a marble rolling up and down the floor. Squeeze your glutes and your legs together. Hold this position for a count of three, then relax. Repeat this move for eight to 10 reps. Seated Twist The final move is seated twist. To start, sit in a criss-cross-applesauce position on the floor. Make sure you are comfortable. As you inhale and fill your chest with your breath, straighten out your spine to sit tall, and roll your shoulders back and down. As you slowly exhale, twist to the right, placing your right hand on the floor behind your hip. Put your left hand on your right thigh to pull you further into your twist. Hold for three seconds. Inhale as your return back to the center and then repeat to the left side. For more personalised yoga practices please contact yoga instructor Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 23-02-20
Description: The practice of yoga supports physical, mental, and spiritual development that allows you to create the best version of yourself. Yoga may also be an effective tool to help you lose weight, especially the more active forms of yoga. Active, intense styles of yoga help you burn the most calories. This may help prevent weight gain. Ashtanga, vinyasa, and power yoga are examples of more physical types of yoga. Vinyasa and power yoga are usually offered at hot yoga studios. These types of yoga keep you moving almost constantly, which helps you to burn calories. Practicing yoga may also help you develop muscle tone and improve your metabolism. While restorative yoga isn’t an especially physical type of yoga, it still helps in weight loss. One study found that restorative yoga was effective in helping overweight women to lose weight, including abdominal fat. Make a commitment to yourself and your practice if you want to use yoga to lose weight. Make small, gradual changes and set modest goals so that you’re more likely to stick to them. The best way to lose weight, if you wish to avoid high intensity workout, is to combine yoga and changing your diet. This worked for me and many others. For personalised tips and programs please reach out to Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 13-02-20
Description: Have you ever thought about starting practicing yoga? Not sure where to start. How do I know which style is right for me? I’ve rounded up the most popular styles and put together all the information you need on the style: Ashtanga Yoga Fast-paced and challenging, Ashtanga consists of six unvarying asana (pose) sequences that are to be practised in gradual progression. Traditionally, Ashtanga yoga is taught in a Mysore setting, where students practise in silence at their own pace while receiving individual guidance from the teacher. Is it for me? If you’re looking for an athletic and structured practice that will give you that strong, lean body you’ve always wanted, you can confidently walk into a Mysore class. Vinyasa Flow Derived from Ashtanga, this style of yoga mixes up asanas to create new and creative sequences. The sequences are usually dynamic and physically challenging, and will surely incorporate “Sun Salutations”, “Warriors”, hip openers, back bends, and inversions, so be prepared to move loads, progress quickly, and sweat buckets in the process. Is it for me? If you’re looking to tone up and build flexibility, but don’t like the idea of doing the same asana sequence every time, then Vinyasa Flow is your yoga fix. Bikram Yoga Bikram yoga is a set sequence of 26 asanas (each done twice) performed in a hot and humid room. Extensive sweating allows tense muscles to soften so students can go deeper into each asana. It is also believed to promote detoxification and the flushing out of toxins. Is it for me? If you like to sweat and prefer discipline and structure in your practice, then Bikram yoga is perfect for you. Make sure to come to class well-hydrated Yin Yoga It was designed to help practitioners go deeper than superficial muscular tissues and target the joints, ligaments, and bones through passive stretches and long posture holds. Yin classes are slow in pace, will not make you sweat, it’s not an easy practice – due to long posture holds, some poses can get quite uncomfortable. This style of yoga is perfect for active people looking to build flexibility, improve joint stability, and heal muscular tissues. Is it for me? If you’re looking for a slow, meditative type of yoga that helps to unwind and de-stress, then sign up for a Yin class. This style is perfect for people who stay active by running, cycling, or weight-lifting. For your own personalised yoga practice please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 01-02-20
Description: This is one of my favourite cookie recipes. It is a hit every time! INGREDIENTS 2 CUPS (300G) BUCKWHEAT FLOUR+ 1½ CUPS (180G) ALMOND MEAL (GROUND ALMONDS) 1 TEASPOON GROUND CINNAMON ½ TEASPOON SEA SALT FLAKES ¾ CUP (180ML) MAPLE SYRUP ½ CUP (125ML) VEGETABLE OIL ⅓ CUP (110G) CHERRY JAM METHOD Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the flour, almond meal, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup and oil in a bowl and mix to combine. Roll heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper, allowing a little room to spread. Press your thumb gently into the middle of each cookie and fill with ½ teaspoon of the jam. Bake for 14–16 minutes or until golden and crisp. Makes 24 (Buckwheat flour is a gluten-free flour) Enjoy and tell me how it tasted! For more healthy tips please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 22-01-20
Description: Yoga Instructor, Wellness Specialist My name is Brigitta Plosz. I was born in Hungary. I always lived a healthy and active lifestyle. However, in 2013 I was involved in a motorbike accident as a pillion passenger and suffered from multiple traumas and injuries. As the result of the serious injuries I ended up in a wheelchair. I made a decision then I will get back on my feet or I do not intend to live within those conditions. I underwent a few surgeries, it took me more than 3 years of rehabilitation to get back on my feet, I learnt how to walk again. During my many years of rehabilitation my only focus was on daily physiotherapy, nutritional supplementations, meditation, psychological therapy and personal development. Due to not being able to work I had no job to return to and I felt lost. All I knew that I am willing to continue living a healthy and active lifestyle and keen to inspire others to do the same. I still have titanium in both of my femurs I noticed that prolong jumping or running give me pain so I found yoga. I knew that I found what I needed. I completed my 200 hours yoga teaching, 50 hours the Art of Assisting and Alignment and 50 hours yoga therapy courses at Body Mind Life in Surry Hills. Through the practice and teaching of Vinyasa yoga and pranayama I am amazed every day about what the body is capable of doing in relation to ease the pain and improve the flexibility. To find out more about how I can help you - Contact Me for a Confidential Chat. FREE 15 Minute Consultation! *** https://www.bphealthandwealth.com.au 5/527 Old South Head Road GS*
Publish Date: 01-04-20
Description: Have you heard about the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet? First of all, apple cider vinegar itself isn’t bad. It can be used in a variety of ways! From DIY household cleaning products to salad dressings. But it’s by no means a magical, fat-melting elixir. A lot of the claims about it curing every ailment and making you lose weight are entirely overblown. Yes, it lowers blood sugar levels, but only a little bit. It doesn’t make up for the food you actually eat. Sorry guys, no amount of apple cider vinegar is going to cancel out high calorie processed foods. Not to mention the fact that, over time, too much apple cider vinegar either causes or worsens low potassium in the body. Bottom line? Knock yourself out if you enjoy adding this ingredient to your diet. But don’t expect any miracles. Do you wish to know what really works? Living a healthy and active lifestyle, changing bad eating habits to good ones. For more healthy lifestyle tips contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.
Publish Date: 10-01-20
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