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Gut Health for Glowing Skin with Becky Crisp

Your skin is your largest organ + here at Wild Spirit HQ we think it's the most important organ in your body.

Unlike other organs, you can easily touch, see + check your skin health daily, so it’s a great indicator of what’s going on inside your body – especially your gut. Acne, redness, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and rosacea are all skin conditions which can have the same root cause; poor gut health + gut function.


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So it makes sense that the health of your gut is fundamental to having glowing, clear skin but what does it actually mean?

When I talk about a beautiful + healthy gut, I'm not talking about a slim waistline. The gut is responsible for absorbing nutrients, housing both helpful + harmful bacteria + excreting waste. Making improvements to the digestive system has been scientifically shown to improve skin health, immune function, mood + energy levels.

The primary role of the gut is to absorb the nutrients from your food that your body needs for growth, repair + normal functioning. There are many things that inhibit proper absorption of nutrients + when the body doesn’t receive enough nutrients, it begins to prioritise which organs will get the few nutrients that are available.

Our hair, nails + skin are usually the first places in which we notice change. This is because when nutrients are in short supply, the body drives nutrients towards essential organs like the heart, brain and liver.

The first step in healing your gut and skin is to make sure that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs through a diet including a variety of coloured plant foods.


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So Wild Spirits, here are my top tips to care for your digestive health + key items you should include every day in your regime for glowing skin:
  • Drink fresh lemon juice in a cup of warm water before each meal.
  • Chew your food slowly!
  • Eat a variety of coloured whole foods including vegetables, fruits, whole grains + healthy fats
  • Eat probiotic containing foods such as; sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, fermented dairy, miso soup, or take a good quality probiotic supplement.
  • Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol + gluten.
  • Eat a high fibre diet, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds.
  • Feed your skin with nutrient rich natural skincare to complete your holistic beauty routine for glowing, clear skin including a good quality cleanser and oil. 

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bhuti's natural skincare ambassador Becky Crisp from Wild Spirit Naturally is a Holistic Facial Therapist, Organic Makeup Artist + Eco Beauty Advocate. Alongside running workshops, retreats, events + eco-education sessions, Becky delivers natural beauty treatments, professional make up services + has created a bespoke bhuti facial using Therapi Honey Skincare.

Get in touch with Becky to book a consultation at bhuti, read all about the latest on inside - out Natural Beauty or find an event near you to help make the seamless switch to eco, natural, organic + cruelty- free beauty at www.wildspiritnaturally.com.

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Meet Yogayda: Healer to the stars + holder of bhuti hearts

Described by Kate Winslet as ‘the teacher who got under her skin’, inspirational international teacher and healer Ayda Koc is returning to bhuti for a whole weekend.

As she says "YOGAYDA is about connection, with yourself, with others and to the heart. It’s about connecting with both your light and darkness. Drawing on my personal experiences with pain and desire to help clients reach their full potential in life, my Yogayda therapy, naturopathic abilities and shamanic healing style is always inspirational and intuitive."

Bringing light, love + laughter to all who meet her, we caught up with Ayda to find out where it all began + what we can expect at each of her workshops...


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bhuti are forever inspired by your energy and aura but for those who haven’t met you yet, who is Ayda?

Born half-Turkish and half Italian, I have a La Dolce-Vita spirit, often loud, emotional but always colourful! I like to create a trustworthy, yet professional space where we can turn detailed sharings and serious subjects into excitement, simple understanding and joy. I like to be cheeky and no matter what celebrity, superstar or VIP I work with, I will always be playful, cheeky and authentic. My favourite slogan is ‘Just do it!’ and ‘Keep it simple.’
 

So tell us, how did your journey begin?

I had a conversation with a doctor after I had gone down to nine-percent body fat, which is quite dangerous for a woman. He was concerned for me – mostly mentally, as I didn’t have anorexia or anything like that, I was just addicted to sports. I think I was compensating for my sadness of not being able to dance ballet anymore. I had started jogging again and my Asthma became worse, I was having dizzy, fainting spells… I realised that I may never be able to do the sport I loved again and so signed up to a professional yoga studio.


And then you started teaching?

I had started practicing yoga daily although my journey into teaching began while I was in India. I didn’t practice yoga but did some charity work in a small village. It was here that a fifth generation Brahmin who owned a Tantric ashram came to me and said “I hear a lot about you and what you are doing for this village. I would like to invite you for dinner in my ashram.”

I felt a bit intimidated and declined the invite. Of course, the Brahmin thought I was quite rude and sent someone over to remind me of his invitation. She very kindly said to me that if someone like him invites you to dinner, you shouldn’t say no. So in the end I went, and he told me straight away that he wanted to train me to be a teacher, and asked if I wanted to ‘save’ people. I burst into tears – I didn’t know what he was seeing in me but it resonated. I was always having people end up on my sofa telling me their life stories or helping people after yoga classes. So it was here, really, that the true connection to yoga, Tantra and me started. I stayed in India to train with him for five years (off and on), and after that I did two more yoga teacher training courses including Anusara yoga.


Inspired by your beautiful story, we can’t wait for for your Yogayda weekend. Can you tell us a little about the Yogayda method?

The Yogayda method is Anusara based. Once you’ve tried this, you are hooked – the alignments and adjustments are so profound and the healing benefits are amazing. I also use my Shamanic drum and other instruments. I use sage and work with the moon constellations, plus I incorporate Tantric flow.


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For those intrigued but are still yet to try, what is tantric dance?

Tantric Dance is about letting go of your mask(s). It helps you to stop feeling pressures or to be the perfect employee, co-worker, wife, husband, parent, daughter or son. It's about letting go, being free and even wild. Nothing should stop you from feeling yourself again! Tantric is there to unlock your fullest potential – be it physically, emotionally, spiritually, professionally.


Why would people benefit from taking part in tantric dance?

The benefits are simple. Unleash rules, burdens, heaviness, sadness, numbness, thoughts, anxiety and stress from your system. You need never to have danced before, no skill or level of dance is required!

 
You've worked with celebrities, business leaders + men + women of all ages. What can people expect from a 121 yoga healing session with you?

I want to help bring people to their fullest potential, with whatever tool I have to use. I am the best '7 in 1 Shampoo you can get' hehe! I am also a Shamanic healer, a trained counsellor, a naturopath, a transformational guide – sometimes yoga is just 20-percent of what I do for people, and I always work from the heart.  


YOGAYDA is about connection, with yourself, with others and to the heart. It’s about connecting with your light and darkness. Drawing on my personal experiences with pain and desire to help clients reach their full potential in life, my Yogayda therapy, naturopathic abilities and shamanic healing style is always inspirational and intuitive.


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Do you have any daily rituals to help you to stay mindful + connected to yourself?

I’ve maintained a personal practice over the years but it’s much more gentle now. I do a lot of Tantric breathing exercises, Kundalini and more yin yoga, which is female energy. I can practice for five minutes, half an hour or sometimes one and a half hours but I have let go of the pressure of putting my practice into my calendar as something I ‘have’ to do in order to be a good teacher. I believe you have to find a practice option you can live with; what your body tells you, not what any teacher tells you. For me, this includes meditating twice a day, setting conscious intentions and practicing awareness exercises and praying. It doesn’t have to be physical.


How can people get in touch with you?

www.yogayda.com or @Yogayda


Bhuti’s have the chance to be guided by Ayda over three workshops from the 29th September - 1st October. Choose one session or all of the below + reserve your space here.

  • Friday 29th 19.00 - 20.30: Tantric Tribal Dance Workshop £35
  • Saturday 30th or Sunday 1st: 1:1 healing and therapy sessions £125 each
  • Sunday 1st October 14.30 - 15.30: Anusara Heart Opening + Healing Yoga Workshop £35

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Is Tarot the self-help tool you've been looking for? Tero Hynynen thinks so...

“When thinking of self-help tools, we tend to think of meditation, mindfulness, yoga, visualisation or CBT. Tarot cards most likely wouldn't pop up in most people's list and yet, this is the direction where Tarot seems to be going.


We’ve all come across 'old skool' fortune-tellers using Tarot cards to continue the long tradition of readings focused on the future however, more people are looking for something else; not just wanting to hear what will happen to them, regardless of their actions, but instead how they can live a more meaningful life. "Why is my situation like it is, is there something I can do about it?", "What do I need to understand in my situation, what is the deeper meaning behind this?", or "Why is this pattern repeating itself in my life?"


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Tarot is a wonderful tool to assist us in times of change and as it is, change is the only constant. If you ask me, the real power and gift of Tarot lies in its transformative powers, not in its ability to reveal the future. The Tarot can do that, and in my experience it does it rather well - but it's sort of missing the point. What is really important is the Now, the present moment - not the future. If I change something here and now, it will automatically affect my future.


The 'Psychological Tarot' is based on archetypes. Archetypes could be seen as powerful, basic forces of life operating within our psyche - most often unconsciously. The Tarot cards could be seen as mirroring or depicting these same forces. The basic idea is to become aware of these powerful forces shaping ourselves and our lives. Whatever remains in our unconscious, remains out of our reach. If we want to do something about these forces, we first need to become aware of them. Tarot is one tool we can use to achieve this.


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Unfortunately, Tarot gets quite a bit of bad press in the media - whenever the cards are shown in a movie, there's always the Death card, or the Devil card, reinforcing the scary stigma of Tarot. A shame, really. Tarot cards can't hurt you in any way, they're just thick paper with images glued on them. What can go wrong in a reading, is a bad reader who doesn't do their job right. Therefore it's best to choose a reader who has a good reputation. Also, it doesn't hurt to ask from the reader before the session, "How do you use the cards, what is this about?". That will give you some idea of how the reader is approaching the session.


Tarot is best known for fortune-telling, but its real potential lies elsewhere. The cards offer us a map into the unconscious, a window to our soul. Tarot Reading can give you a better picture of where you are in your life, and provide tools for personal growth, problem-solving, and spiritual quest. Whatever your question is, these mediaeval "wisdom images" will offer you insight and intuition.”


Where does Tarot come from?

  • First emerging in Renaissance Italy, Tarot cards were used by the powerful ruling families of the Northern city-states, including the Visconti, Sforza and d'Este families, who commissioned famous artists to paint cards with real gold and silver paints
  • With the development of the paper industry, Tarot cards became more popular and found their way into other social classes. From its birth in the mid-15th Century the cards were used to play games, but other uses probably coexisted too (mnemonic techniques and philosophical systems rooted in Renaissance humanism)
  • In 18th Century France, Tarot cards became part of the Enlightenment, and were being used for fortune-telling. The perilous days of 1789 leading up to the French Revolution brought insecurity to everyone's doorstep and the time was ripe for Tarot to become a magical tool revealing what the future held
  • In the 20th Century Tarot decks became more and more popular, and towards the end of the Century the 'Tarot Industry' became a reality.
  • Nowadays hundreds if not thousands of different decks are available, featuring any genre or style one can think of. There's a Tarot deck based on Druids, zombies, angels, baseball, Lord of the Rings, cats, dogs, alcohol, vampires, crystals, Native Americans, New York, London, mathematics, Cabala, housewives, Sherlock Holmes, flowers - think of any subject or topic, and there's a good chance a deck based on that is already out there

Tero is bhuti's resident Tarot reader. Contact be@bhuti.co or call 03304003108 to book your reading or to find out more.

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Tero Hynynen (www.thearcanum.uk) has been reading and studying the Tarot since 1990, and has been teaching since 2003. Tero combines ideas and techniques from Franklian Logotherapy, Steinerian Art Therapy, and Jungian Psychology into his practice and has an RN BScN with a background in neurosurgery ICU for 12 years. Tero has co-directed and co-produced a 2-disc Teach Yourself DVD on Tarot in Finland in 2012, and co-created the Full Life Tarot deck, based on photographs, in 2015. Tero holds a degree of Academic Associate in Logotherapy with Specialisation in Art Therapy, granted by the Viktor Frankl Institute. Tero is also a Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor and has a Diploma in Complementary Medicine with Specialisation in Phytotherapy.