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honor

noun

1. honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions:

a (wo)man of honor.

2. to hold in honor or high respect; revere:

to honor one's self,

to honor one’s health.

Hi! I'm Honor :)

I'm little, laugh a lot and love having fun. Even when I get nervous I tend to smile. (A bad habit that once got me into a lot of trouble!)

 

I also have a BIG heart and my dharma here on this planet is to help others, (although my little brother reminded me recently on social media that's because I'm bossy... haha.) I'm Pitta Vata, with the fiery courage of Pitta, and a constant stream of Vata ideas.

I went to my first yoga class in Sri Lanka in 1996 and in the first few seconds I was hooked! Actually I knew I'd love it even before I went - it was only a matter of time before I decided to teach. In 2002 I gained distinction in a 2 year C.H.Ed Yoga teaching diploma. 

My most inspirational teacher is without doubt is Monica Haar, my first Iyengar yoga teacher.

I will be forever grateful to her, giving an Iyengar grounding to my training. I've been practising Iyengar yoga for 19 years and am (finally!) doing an apprenticeship.

My interest in Ayurveda is a bit more more recent.

I had ongoing stomach problems, pain, upheaval and all sorts of meds (some making things worse), and doctors advised me to have a colonoscopy to find a diagnosis. I wasn't convinced so turned to an Ayurvedic doctor in a last ditch attempt at an alternative. He looked at me with a smile, and told me "You're absolutely fine, just eating the wrong food!". (I honestly didn't believe him at first!) I'd thought I was getting more and more healthy - raw food, smoothies and uber healthy stuff. But in fact I was eating pretty much the opposite of what I needed.

 

I haven’t looked back - thank goodness as I love food!  It also made sense why I was anxious, had dry skin and a flaky scalp and had stopped getting my period - in Ayurveda this is all connected. It's so fascinating and uses plain common sense which I love.

 

I studied Ayurveda under Dr Ajit (Australasia's most experienced Ayurvedic doctor) and qualified as a practitioner in 2016.

Beautiful therapeutic skin products are kind of a hobby.

If I can't eat it, I won't use it on my skin.

I'm committed to self-awareness but I don't like to take life too seriously.

Compassion and courage are super-high on my agenda.

 

I love what I do. I love connection.

I believe in positivity and a daily practice of appreciation.

And I believe illness isn't just a physical manifestation - our thoughts our powerful creators.

 

Take risks, live life, don't hold back.

Trust your intuition. Be authentic. Have FUN.

Compassionate friends, hard work, do your best always.

Yoga. Moments of quiet. Kind words. Love and affection.

Dancing. Family. Laughter.

Beautiful spiced chai. (Of course haha!)

These are some of the things that nourish me.

xx

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