BMS Natural Health Solutions

Both Karen and Patrick are experienced complementary health practitioners who together combine over 30 years of clinical practice. Patrick and Karen practice in Ivanhoe above the Ivanhoe health food store

At BMS Natural Health Solutions we provide professional naturopathic consultations, remedial massage (including Bowen and Myopractic), along with Iyengar yoga (both group and private instruction). Food Detective blood testing are specialist tools that are also offered. Herbs, diet and nutritional advice are part of their speciality.

About as close to a Christmas tree as I get!
BMB Yoga will be closed for the Christmas break, starting back with the first class Saturday the 12th Jan,
Patrick will be running a 5-day Early morning workshop
Monday 14th – Friday 18th of January at Ivanhoe, 6am-7.45am. cost $110. contact me if you are interested.
Eleneth is running a 3-day early mornings Mon, Tues, and Thursday January 21st, 22nd and 24th
(contact her to organise a place)

About as close to a Christmas tree as I get!
BMB Yoga will be closed for the Christmas break, starting back with the first class Saturday the 12th Jan,
Patrick will be running a 5-day Early morning workshop
Monday 14th – Friday 18th of January at Ivanhoe, 6am-7.45am. cost $110. contact me if you are interested.
Eleneth is running a 3-day early mornings Mon, Tues, and Thursday January 21st, 22nd and 24th
(contact her to organise a place)

People

Inspiring...

This 99-year-old yoga teacher says age is nothing but a number.

We were recently on a trip in Japan. I ended up teaching a yoga class for my friend Masayo and a number of other Iyengar Yoga teachers. Lots of fun meeting Yogis from other countries.

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Change your Life, One Drop at a Time

For anyone interested in using essential oils to enhance their lives this is a free event in November.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/change-your-life-one-drop-at-a-time-tickets-28174482636

eventbrite.com.au Let's change lives one drop at a time. Hosted by Karen Tacon from BMS Natural Health Solutions and special guest doTERRA Australian Founder and Blue Diamond Michael Rothschild. Take a moment to think of any health improvements you would like to make in your own and loved ones lives, be it physical o...

Karen in not only an experienced Naturopath, but also someone who has done 30+ years of yoga. Here she is in Bali at our yoga retreat showing how it is done

Body Mind Breath Yoga

Free classes for new students to the school
to claim the free class you need to phone the teacher of the class to book in

Tuesday General 6.30pm with Ed (0423814022) Tuesday 2nd & 9th Feb.

Wednesday General 10am with Pat (0402316070) Wed 3rd & 10th Feb.

Wednesday Beginners 7.45pm with Eleneth (0400499321) Wed 3rd & 10th Feb.

Saturday general 4pm with Susan (04181705250) Sat 6th & 13th Feb.
http://www.bmbyoga.com/

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DETOXIFICATION - A NATUROPATHIC PERSPECTIVE | Naturopathy, Remedial Massage and Iyengar Yoga in...

our new blog article, you can join us in Febfast!

bmsnatural.com So ‘detoxing’ is coming in for a well earned analysis - high time.  But it’s a shame that the debate gets reduced to marketing fads vs science. Swallowed up and...

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Magnesium, even more important than Calcium! do you get enough?

Magnesium is one mineral that you should not be without. Let me tell you why.

More >> http://bit.ly/1RMS8v5

I am giving a Yoga demonstration and short talk next Saturday in Ivanhoe, all welcom.

What is Iyengar Yoga? How can it benefit you at all stages of life? Come and find out
Free yoga demonstration and talk with experienced yoga teacher Patrick Costello
Where? Upstairs above the health food store 94 Upper Heidelberg Road, IVANHOE.
WHEN? 2pm SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
http://www.bmbyoga.com/#!welcome/ck55

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Eating plenty of fruit and veg DOES help us live longer

Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego found that antioxidants can keep a vital organ called the thymus healthy by stopping age-related damage in its tracks.

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THREE SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEART HEALTH | Naturopathy, Remedial Massage and Iyengar Yoga...

Many studies have proven the efficacy of using Co enzyme Q10, specific forms of magnesium, and very high quality, pure fish oils. But how do you know if you need them?

http://www.bmsnatural.com/#!THREE-SIMPLE-WAYS-TO-IMPROVE-YOUR-HEART-HEALTH/c22cz/1

bmsnatural.com Many studies have proven the efficacy of using Co enzyme Q10, specific forms of magnesium, and very high quality, pure fish oils. But how do you know if you ...

BMS Natural Health Solutions

We have two brains? Yes it's true....science is now starting to call the human gastro intestinal tract our second brain.
welcome to our new blog
http://www.bmsnatural.com/#!We-have-two-brains/c22cz/2

We have two brains? Yes it's true....science is now starting to call the human gastro intestinal tract our second brain.
welcome to our new blog
http://www.bmsnatural.com/#!We-have-two-brains/c22cz/2

Mediterranean-style diet linked to healthier arteries throughout the body - Harvard Health Blog

Low meat, high fish, low processed food with lots of vegetables and fruit!
http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mediterranean-style-diet-linked-to-healthier-arteries-throughout-the-body-201401226996

health.harvard.edu A landmark clinical trial done in Spain, known by the acronym PREDIMED, continues to support the health benefits of following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern. Last year, PREDIMED researchers reported that Mediterranean-style eating—rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy plant oils—prevents hea…

Importance of Microbial Diversity in Gut Health and Disease

Importance of Microbial Diversity in Gut Health and Disease.
Bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms that compose your body’s microflora play a major role in your health, both mental and physical

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/15/microbial-diversity-gut-flora.aspx

articles.mercola.com Understanding the importance of microbial diversity in gut health and disease could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating GI disease.

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The #1 Thing You Can Do To Optimize Your Gut Health

The most important thing you can do to improve digestive health!

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-20485/the-1-thing-you-can-do-to-optimize-your-gut-health.html

mindbodygreen.com Your gut directly impacts your immune system, making good gut health essential to overall well-being. If you don't have a healthy digestive track, it will inevitably affect the other functions of

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How Does Stress Wreak Havoc on Your Gut?

Poor diet, poor lifestyle choices and stress cause many problems for our digestive health. Time to make changes!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/09/chronic-stress-gut-effects.aspx

articles.mercola.com The effects of stress on your gut can be very severe and may lead to many gastrointestinal diseases like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer disease.

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Iyengar Yoga Relieves Chronic Low Back Pain | InnoSeat

Iyengar Yoga Relieves Chronic Low Back Pain. Something we have known for a while!

innoseat.com A regular program of Iyengar (pronounced eye-en-gar) yoga significantly improves symptoms of chronic low back pain (CLBP) according to a study published in the journal Spine. The results from this landmark study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and A…

Yoga in Pune, India

along with doing a two hour class each day we also do a 2-3 hour practice after the essential chai break. These are some shots of the yoga practice room and some practice shots with my room mates working through some prop moves!

I will be heading to India next week (Sat 6th June), before Karen and I go to Bali for our yoga retreat, book in now if you need an appointment. The link below is for our May newsletter.
http://eepurl.com/boIqB9

New Beginners courses starting mid April Monday the 13th, and Wednesday the 15th at 6.15pm, classes 1.5 hours and the course runs for 10 weeks Price $190 (includes 10 classes) plus make up session
For the Monday class contact Eleneth 0400 499 321
For the wednesday class contact Susan 0418 170 525

the best prescription!

March newsletter available. Free VLA assessments, new yoga times, top ten benefits of Yoga, working with fatigue. follow the link
http://eepurl.com/bfNRJD

Bali Yoga retreat 27th June - 4th July this year, there are a few places left, for more information www.bmbyoga.com

2015 is kicking off in Ivanhoe with a few extra classes and a new timetable
www.bmbyoga.com

We have a new timetable, with new classes starting this week!
check out www.bmbyoga.com

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7 Ways To Bounce Back If You Feel Like You Ate A Bit Too Much

We have entered December, with all the extra social engagements its time to look after yourself.
good luck with the silly season!

mindbodygreen.com The holidays are upon us, bringing with them the reminder that life is beautiful with family gatherings, social festivities and an overall feeling of celebration and indulgence. We've made it through

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Try These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds For Protein, Zinc & Iron

Karen and I often dry roast pumpkin seeds with sunflower and sesame seeds, here is a recipe with a bit more oomph! (dry roasting is fine, you don't need oil), be careful they burn easily. It tastes great added to salads, rice dishes and even your porridge or muesli

mindbodygreen.com Pumpkin seeds are high on a list of super foods in my book. They are a source of protein, zinc, antioxidants and magnesium. 25 grams of pumpkin seeds can provide over 20% of the recommended daily

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BKS Iyengar, Indian guru who sparked global yoga craze, dies aged 95

My teachers teacher has passed away, a true Guru and inspiration! who effectively brought yoga to the West. he will be sorely missed but leaves a huge legacy of books institutes, associations, and teachers around the world to cary on his work.
I was lucky enough to travel to Pune a few times and practice in the same yoga room as him, the gift of yoga lives on.
"I always tell people, live happily and die majestically" BKS Iyengar.
14 December 1918 - 20 August 2014

theguardian.com Iyengar developed unique form of ancient practice that he said anyone could follow, fuelling a huge expansion and winning celebrity fans

Bali here we come!

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Standing Meetings May Help Improve Group Productivity

If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, changing your routine to regularly interrupt your sitting (by simply standing up or doing a few jump squats, or do a few yoga stretches for the arms and neck) can make a major difference in your health and risk of chronic disease.

fitness.mercola.com People sit at typical meetings, but recent research shows that standing meetings help improve your productivity and support creative thinking.

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What You See in the Toilet Says Something About Your Health

What is Normal Stool? Time to have a look.

articles.mercola.com There is a variety of normal stool colors, textures, and forms, but there are things that, if seen or experienced, warrant immediate medical attention.

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The Top Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

lets all get some more greens!

articles.mercola.com If you want to eat vegetables that have the most nutritional density, you should choose from this list of powerhouse fruits and vegetables.

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Are you ready to do a handstand?

Some tips for those having troubles with handstand.

griffinshill.com.au Handstands are invigorating are you ready to do handstand?

dailybandha.com

The Daily Bandha: Sankalpa, Visualization and Yoga: The Diaphragm-Psoas Connection

The iliopsoas (psoas and iliacus have a common insertion point) or deep hip flexor is not familiar like some of our other major muscles, but its importance as a lumbar stabiliser and its link in the upper lumbar to the diaphragm highlight its importance and complexity.

dailybandha.com The Sanskrit word “Sankalpa” has been interpreted to mean a “resolution” or “intention”, usually in association with the practice of Yoga Nidra. According to Swami Saraswati, “sankalpa has the potential to release tremendous power by clearly defining and focusing on a chosen goal.” The focus of thi...

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Viparita Karani | Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

Viparita Karani is one of my favourite poses to recharge our internal batteries, with the heat we have been having lately, what better pose to explore! enjoy

yogajournal.com Yoga article: Learn how to come into Viparita Karani, or Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose.

We are organising our yoga retreat in candidasa Bali in Mid July 2014, for more information go to http://www.body-mind-sport.com.au/bodymindsport/Yoga_retreat.html

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Simplest Health Tip Ever: Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables!

there is a list at the bottom of the page for other vegetables in the cruciferous veggie family, for those of you who don't like Brussels sprouts.
I too was scared to at a young age by over cooked brussel sprouts, the way I love them now is oven baked, fantastic!

thechalkboardmag.com Read about one of the easiest health tips you’ll ever hear to radically boost your health...

we did a few action shots with the  photographers upstairs at Clifton hill

we did a few action shots with the photographers upstairs at Clifton hill

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yoga 

Yoga classes in Ivanhoe, Wednesday evening 6.30pm and Saturday morning 9am
http://www.body-mind-sport.com.au/bodymindsport/Yoga.html

body-mind-sport.com.au All classes are taught in the Iyengar yoga tradition, with a strong emphasis on alignment and structure using props such as blocks, straps and bolsters when needed. These props allow people with limited flexibility and/or experience to get the most out of the various postures.

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The Power of Restorative Yoga

Sometimes less is more!

blogs.yogajournal.com At the first signs of a cold, Erica Rodefer Winters heads for the prop closet to create a supported, restful yoga practice that deeply nurtures body and spirit.

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Weekend Practice Tip: Improving Stability in One Legged Standing Poses

some great tips to help with Balance

dailybandha.com Practicing yoga benefits activities of daily living. We breathe easier, sit more comfortably and feel stable and strong when standing and walking. For this post, we’ll focus on the muscles that are active during the “mid-stance” phase of walking—which is essentially a one legged standing pose. Then ...

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The Daily Bandha: Lengthening the Torso in Forward Bends

Some helpful tips from Bandha yoga

dailybandha.com In “Preventative Strategies for Lower Back Strains Part I,” we discussed femoral-pelvic and lumbar-pelvic rhythm, muscles that influence these rhythms, and the effects of these muscles on the lumbar spine. Here, our discussion progresses, as we cover the trunk, the thoraco-lumbar fascia (TLF), Uddiy...

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94 Upper Heidelberg Rd
Ivanhoe, VIC
3079

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
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