What Happens to Your Brain When You Meditate? 

Have you ever wondered why people who meditate seem so happy and calm? Or maybe you have just started a meditation practice yourself, and despite this newfound sense of awareness, you seem to have developed, you are still not fully aware of what exactly is going on. Like, how do you explain how you initiated and handled that awkward conversation …

The Benefits of Yoga for Stress Management

Many people think that Yoga is just stretching or twisting the body into various complicated shapes and poses. Or maybe you think it’s just some down time to go over your to do list (hehe Carla used to do this!). However, inside our online Yoga (and Pilates) Studio, MerryBody, we teach you that Yoga is much more than that. One …

Try these easy at home workouts with no equipment

Covid and quarantine really have altered the way we all workout and train. We loved doing Yoga and Pilates at home before ‘covid’ and ‘lockdown’ became part of our regular vocabulary. We first created MerryBody Online Yoga and Pilates back in 2018! BUT 2020 really put a spanner in the works for all our workouts, right? And yes, we realise …

Why you need to meditate | Meditations on Spotify

Inside MerrryBody Online Studio we add a brand new guided meditation every single month. The library of meditations (and Yoga and Pilates classes) continue to grow and grow. And now you can find our meditations on Spotify! The meditations we create are designed to help you slow down, calm the mind and find some focus in your life. This is …

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269: Big Love Meditation

Enjoy this Meditation from our MerryBody Online Studio. Big Love Meditation will guide you into a grateful mind and a love filled heart. 9 minutes that will take you from blah to absolutely ahhh. Find your seat, close the eyes and let’s welcome in a MerryMind.  If you loved this meditation, then get access to 100s more classes inside MerryBody Online …

If there’s one thing you do today…

STOP comparing your body and yourself to other people.  We will be blunt about it because it’s a habit that is not only a waste of time but WOW does it get you feeling flat, dull and mediocre.  Because when us humans do compare, we generally compare upwards. You compare yourself to the people with… a ‘better’ body,  more money,  …

You don’t deserve to rest.

You don’t deserve to rest. Shall I say it again? You don’t deserve to rest. You don’t deserve to rest… because since when did ‘rest’ become a reward? And a reward for what? For being the busiest human in the world? For getting your to-do list of ‘stuff’ done? For working out until you can hardly breathe? Because you’ve been …

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The best Yoga poses for a bloated belly

There is nothing worse than a bloated belly. Whether it’s from food, your period, or you’re a little gassy (damn those days). It gets especially bad when you’re not wearing your fave leggings and those tight jeans make your bloated belly feel even worse… ouch.  Well first things first, take off the tight pants and put on some leggings, because …