The art of meditation is one of the oldest practices of wellness on the planet, with the ancient tradition’s various techniques proven to mentally clear and emotionally calm all those who participate. But, for many who live in the modern world, one which requires a constantly ‘switched on’ mode, meditation is a much harder task to master than you’d first assume. That’s why, in recent years, the art of sound baths has become increasingly more popular — but what exactly does it entail?
Melbourne-based Sally Kellett founded her wellness studio Mirosuna after having lived the stressful and never-ending days of working in tech, switching to a new mission that plays on her love of mindfulness, giving guests an introduction into the ancient practice. Or, as the studio says, introducing “the kind of change that you carry with you long hours after leaving a meditation class.”
“I always practised a lot of mindfulness, and it was what got me through a very stressful career,” Kellett explains. “I really enjoyed my time in the corporate world, but what I found was that, no matter how much money one could earn and no matter how much work one would do, it doesn't make you happy. And I think everyone's really trying to do so much with so little these days, and everyone's getting pushed to the brink — COVID, no COVID, it doesn't matter — it's becoming harder and harder for people to switch off, because of the way that society has created this new lifestyle, that actually isn't natural for the human mind and body to endure.”
- 4 free-range eggs
- 3 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup (85ml) maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
- 3 tablespoons Healthy Care Collagen Powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten-free) pinch sea salt
- 2 cups (250g) almond meal
- 1 cup fresh or frozen + defrosted strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
Heat oven to 175C and grease or line 9x 1/2 cup muffin tin with oil or patty cake wrappers. In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs, oil, maple and zest. Add HEALTHY CARE COLLAGEN POWDER, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and almond meal and mix with a wooden spoon. Divide between the 9 muffin cases and place in oven to bake for 16-18 minutes (check the top of the muffin springs back when gently touched). Cool in tin for 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Slice and top with chia jam for a delicious collagen-boosting breakfast or snack!
Place strawberries, orange zest and vanilla in a small saucepan on medium heat. As the strawberries warm, use a fork and mash them around the saucepan to break them up and release juices, mash them to a consistency you would like to eat them as a jam. Remove from heat and add chia seeds — if using fresh strawberries add 1 – 1.5 tablespoons if using frozen and defrosted strawberries use 2 tablespoons. Mix together and set aside to cool, set and become a healthier take on jam.