HHCF Wellness | The Brightside Life


Awhile back now I lamented the end of winter, and revelled in the glory of Summer fresh starts and new changes to routine. This beauty of a beast of a body of mine is ever changing, ever trialling new things and perpetually falling into the love affair that is me and my burritos. Surely one day I’ll wake up as a 40 year old woman with the metabolism and hips of a 23 year old? Right? But then, why the hell would I want that when this body has been battle scarred and loved, and IS loved, and can dance and swim and go for a brisk walk should I feel like it…or even the occasional cardio burst…Should I feel like it that is..

So as Winter rolls back around, (roll being a literally interpretation of how I’m feeling right now) and I am planning my Winter Wardrobe essentials around how many chunky knits I can cover myself in, what better time than now to plan a winter wellness escape, and how convenient it’s right down the damn street.

Laziness Levels Achieved.


Experience a Winter Yamba Wellness Retreat with The Brightside Life


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The Brightside Life

BOAT POSE / Navasana
Targeted muscles: Core
Exercise 1- Boat
  1. Begin seated with the knees bent and feet on the floor. Grab a hold of your shins and pull your torso in close towards your knees.
  2. Lengthen the spine, relax the shoulders down and broaden through the chest and back, ensuring the head remains in alignment with the spine.
  3. Engage the core by drawing the belly button in towards the spine and keep this engagement throughout the sequence.
  4. Place your hands under your knees and begin to lift the feet a few inches off the floor, finding a point of balance on the sits bones.
  5. From here you can start to lift the lefts higher to where the shins are parallel to the floor.
  6. For more here reach the arms out in front of your, ensuring the shoulders start drawn down your back and extend the legs long.
  7. Hold for 10 – 20 seconds depending on your experience.
Exercise 2 – Boat to Canoe
  1. Starting in boat pose. Inhale as you lower the torso, arms and legs down towards the floor, hoovering 2 – 3 inches from the floor.
  2. Exhale to come back up into boat pose.
  3. Repeat for 5- 10 reps




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