At MĀpeople we feature people that inspire us, today we introduce you to Sasha Sabapathy-, she reflects on her favorite #MĀmoments and her vision for everything related to wellbeing.
Sasha is a very special inspiration for both of us since she is behind of what was one of our favorite spots in London anytime we would be visiting the city. A true visionary able to create places with soul, where one feels at home. She knows what a #MĀmoment is!!
We love how she has inspired many people to live a more conscious life.
Sasha is joy, energy, wisdom. A ray of sunshine. Glow. And much more!
Where are you answering from?
At my home in North London sipping an iced matcha latte with hazelnut milk.
What is your favorite place at home?
Being curled up on the sofa with my baby, Otti.
How you turned into a wellbeing entrepreneur?
I think that I really got into wellness when I was in my mid-20s and living in New York City. I was burning the candle on both ends and developed burn out as a result. I ended up discovering adaptogenic herbs on my journey to healing myself in addition to discovering the benefits of limiting my gluten and dairy intake. Over time I started doing more yoga, working out more regularly and discovered infrared saunas which combined with my regular herbal concoctions and new diet changed my energy levels, mood and skin. After noticing a difference I began to do more research into Ayurvedic herbs, and founded Glow Bar, a wellness hub built on using natural alternatives to aid stress relief and improve overall well being, without being too exclusive or preachy. I’ve always been into natural healing due to my Malaysian heritage. Spices like turmeric and ginger were often consumed for their wellbeing benefits and we grew aloe vera in the garden for cuts and rashes.
What is your favorite morning ritual, aka #MĀmoment?
Either making a celery juice first thing or when I forget to make it I generally have hot water with apple cider vinegar and an Ayurvedic herb called Ashwagandha which helps to keep my stress levels at bay.
What is your favorite evening ritual, aka #MĀmoment?
I love to have a relaxing bath quite early in the evening as I am an early eater, so by 9pm I am in my pyjamas, skincare routine done. I am always in bed by 10.30pm or 11pm latest and never take my laptop into the bedroom.
How do you understand wellbeing?
Wellness is about a synergy between your body, mind and spirit. It is about balance and feeling happy.
Can you share a recent wellness discovery?
I recently started doing acupuncture regularly vs the odd one off appointment. Having regular sessions really helps the body heal for whatever reason you are doing it for. I’ve really found that my sleep and health has improved as a result, I’m a convert!!
What advice would you give to someone that wants to start improving their wellbeing?
My personal philosophy is to find healthy habits you can sustain and wellness practices that you enjoy. I once tried a juice cleanse and it literally only lasted 8 hours.
Thank you Sasha for sharing you wisdom with us.
For more inspiration, follow Sasha @sasha.sabapathy
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