Beach Body Ready

It's that time of year again where marketers inundate every type of advertisement and advertising channel with dreams of the ever elusive beach body. 

As someone who was born in a hospital just a hop, skip and jump away from the beach and who's sun sign is water, I've always wondered what the phrase intends to do. In the least of cases does it actually provide long-term motivation.

Let 2017 be the year that your body - just as you find it right in this very moment - is ready for the beach. All you need is perhaps some swimwear. Instead of hardcore diets and fancy gym routines, let the first step be body acceptance.

Once you accept your body and recognise it as the only true home you'll have on this plane, then a very genuine and real desire to love and nurture it with good food, movement, and other mindful acts will feel less daunting.

And if that sounds too good to be true, try a yoga class. Yogāsana practice will help you (re-)connect with your body and build that positive relationship. See you on the mat.