Mind Body Soul & OM Yoga Show

The wonderful team over at Prime Impact Events & Media were generous enough to offer me 5 pairs of weekend tickets for the Mind Body Soul Experience to give away to my readers in a competition and also invited me along to the show at Alexandra Palace.img_2604

I woke up yesterday morning  (Saturday) with an annoying cold so after a cup of echinacea tea I popped along  to the show for what I thought was going to be just a couple of hours not actually realising that the OM Yoga Show was at the same venue and the tickets allowed entrance to both so ended up sucking it up and battling through and stayed for most of the day and was in my element!

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I have a formula when it comes to big shows, I start by doing a lap of the aisles to get a feel for what’s there and then I double back later on to do my shopping so I started the morning with a walk around the Mind Body Soul Hall and there really was so much to see, buy and do, from crystals, jewellery and vegan make up  to Tibetan singing bowls, clothes, incense, soy Reiki infused candles and art. Or if shopping wasn’t your thing, you could opt to get your fortunes told via palmistry or tarot, you could get your auras read or relax whilst indulging in a massage or heal with a spot of Reiki.

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After my initial lap I’d worked up an appetite and was spoilt for choice as there were lots of delicious vegan offerings but having heard of Vausages before, I’d been dying to try one of their hot dogs for a while so was delighted to find them there so it HAD to be done, I kept it pretty traditional with the Cumberland and I have to say, it was the BEST vegan non frankfurter style hotdog I’ve had yet.

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After lunch, it was off to make a few purchases which ended up being a selenite unicorn horn wand, for no other reason than I love unicorns, a clear quartz pendulum and some Himalayan salt for my bath.

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I didn’t get involved in any of the workshops that were available, most of which were free although a few you had to book and pay for but I did walk past one of the belly dancing workshops whilst it was on and wished I had turned up at the start so I could have joined in, I’m definitely going to look at learning to belly dance in 2020!

The only bugbear for me with shows is that I can’t stand pushy sales people that pounce on you and this was certainly the case with some of the stands and I know that they’re there trying to make money but I for one am much more likely to stop and make a purchase if I’m left to peruse in peace, if I need help, I’ll ask for it. The same as when I go to any shop when as soon as I walk in the door, they’re on me asking if they can help, I mean, do I look like I don’t know how to shop?

On the flip side though, there were a few stands I was interested in where the only person manning the stand was busy doing a reading so I didn’t want to interrupt and they didn’t have visible price lists or booking sheets so the only way to find anything out I guess would have been to be lucky enough to time walking past in a gap between their clients, which I wasn’t and didn’t so unfortunately didn’t get a chance to have my fortune told although my friend Natalie read my palms for me recently so I’m good . . . 

On my way through to the OM Yoga hall, I stopped at the chill out zone complete with sound bath courtesy of Paiste Gongs, it was my first sound bath experience and although just a taster it was relaxing and something I’ll more than likely try again.

On entrance to the OM Yoga show, I instantly felt guilty about slacking off from yoga recently, I’ve never seen so many flexible people in once place before, from people hanging from hoops at the X Pole stand to people taking part in the multiple yoga classes that were taking place.

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Unfortunately as I didn’t know that the OM Yoga show was on, I wasn’t wearing yoga clothes so couldn’t join in any of the classes but I have been inspired to get back in action and have already booked myself in to 2 yoga classes next week, Namaste.

A also purchased a new bamboo based top to wear to yoga from the Nissim London stand that says David Attenborough For World Leader, I love it, not only for the statement on the front but also because it’s fully sustainable and made from certified, renewable wood sources.

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New yoga/gym clothes always make me more excited about exercise so totally justifiable!

Again there was so much to buy and I could have shopped way more but I’m trying to stick to the ‘buy less’ principle and let’s be honest, how many yoga mats does a girl really need? 

A thoroughly enjoyable day out, even with my cold, not only are my chakras back in balance, I was also able to pick up the latest issues of Vegan Life, Plant Based and OM Yoga magazines for just £1 each, bonus.

Goody bags were packed packed with treats, products form Weleda, hand crafted soap from LovEve, bath bombs from Shobu, crystals from Lava Artworks, crystals, lavender and palo santo wood smudging sticks from The Mystic Wolf and lava stone bracelets from Freyas Crystals.

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Oh and I woke up this morning (Sunday) and cold – gone! Was it zapped by yesterdays Reiki session? Who knows but it’s possible.

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Bewater Bottles

My Mum had been infusing her water with crystals for years and I admit that on her councel, I have a piece of shungite in each of my gym bottles (apparently it’s a water purifier, who knew?) but other than that, up until now it’s only fruit, mainly lemon that I’ve been avidly infusing on a day to day basis.

Well, not anymore, welcome Bewater, a company who create the most gorgeous crystal elixir bottles.

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Everybody needs to hydrate, that’s nothing new, water is literally the most important thing we can feed our bodies, every cell, tissue and organ we have needs water to work properly but we can improve not just our health but our wellbeing with water, good hydration boosts energy, flushes toxins and strengthens skin, hair making us feel happier all round.

Personally I do believe that gemstones have a special energy, something about them forming over hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of years, being part of the earth, the universe and even if I didn’t believe that, I’d still be drawn to gemstones due to their sparkle (I have a definite magpie complex).

It is said though that different crystals have different healing properties, that some are energising, some are calming, some are grounding, some cleanse and some protect, well whatever it is you need, I can guarantee that Bewater will have the right bottle for you.

It’s no secret right now that single use plastic is a problem and of course Bewater bottles are completely reusable.

They come in 4 different varieties:

Home and Office (glass)

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Belove Passion Glass – Garnet & Rock Crystal £28.95

Original Titan (BPA free plastic)

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Bejoy Elements – ocean Agate, Amethyst, Fossil Wood, Rose Quartz & Chalcedony £25.95

On The Go Titan (BPA free plastic, easy lids)

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Belove Harmony – Rose Quartz & Rock Crystal £19.95

Zodiac Bottles (limited edition glass)

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BeUnlimited Leo – Ruby & Clear Quartz £54.95

Each bottle comes with a choice of insert, you can choose inserts for awareness, elements, balance, glow, harmony, passion, vision, clarity, courage, vitality, liberty, abundance or magic or if you go for one of the limited edition zodiac bottles, they have all kinds of other properties.

If you got for the Home and Office, you also have the option to purchase extra interchangeable inserts.

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Bejoy Abundance Insert £19.95

I personally went for the On The Go, partly because it’s slightly smaller so fits better in my bag, partly because it’s plastic, I’m very clumsy so I don’t think any of the glass bottles would last long around me and partly because you can choose  which colour lid you want and they had pink!

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What insert did I get? Magic. Why? Well, because I figured all of the other properties are covered by that one.

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Bemagic On The Go Junior £19.95

I would quite like a Zodiac Bottle in Leo though, maybe if this one ‘magically’ makes me a little less clumsy I’ll invest . . . 

Each bottle comes in a recyclable tube and also comes with an extra tumblestone crystal to add to your crystal collection.

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