Yoga in the Digital Age

In a recent international poll 84 percent of people said they couldn’t give up their smartphone for a day.

Our phones have become so much more than just communication devices. We work on them, they entertain us, they store our information, photos and videos and they provide us with instant knowledge. We’re using them like an extended mind. That’s amazing.

But it can also be a little disconcerting. Technology is having a big effect on some of our long-held ideas about the way we’re meant to live, work and relate to each other. And it can be terribly distracting too.

This is where a regular yoga practice can be so beneficial. It helps us focus and gives us a place to rest in the midst of all those flickering pixels.

Yoga simplifies things, bringing our minds back to our relationships with others, ourselves and our surroundings. It takes us out of ‘doing mode’ and gets us into ‘being mode’.

Unplug to Recharge

If you feel like your mind is scattered across many screens a yoga retreat is a wonderful way to recharge and restore your sense of balance and calm.

Then when you return to the digital world, you will be better able to use technology in a way that reinforces the life you want to lead, rather than using it as a distraction.

Yoga can help us use technology consciously, in a way that is fully determined by us.

And then you’ll find inspiration all over the place, especially online.

Here are a few of my favourite spots for some mindful inspiration.

From Onny and the team – thanks for reading!

The Philosophy of Nest

Creating our Nest, so you can create yours – the philosophy of Nest.


We welcome you to the NEST blog – the place and space for us to share words and wisdom about the topics most important to you, when thinking about insurance, health and wellness and other important things when it comes to living and leading a happy and healthy life.


This week we’ll chat a little about the story behind our business and brand.


As a structure or place made or chosen for bringing new life into the world or providing shelter for young – the concept behind our business is about exactly that: to create, to choose, to promote new beginnings and provide a strong shelter for life. Because of this, we work from many angles – not just insurance. The advice we provide extends right across topics that influence and promote the idea of living and leading a happy and healthy life. That’s why you’ll see us talk about health and wellbeing, as we share our secrets to success.


Today, we’ll talk about the clarity that simplicity offers to our lives. By consolidating activities to calm the chaos, and minimising the multiple windows and tabs we all too often try to juggle in life – we not only gain a clearer picture of our goals, but we give ourselves the opportunity to actually enjoy the process of working towards them.


In many cases, the long lists of goals we create only create confusion. Juggling these goals alongside other commitments in work, life and play – and staying on track, becomes a challenge of its own. Simply put, the longer the list of to-dos and goals – when we become busier in life, we get more and more overwhelmed by them. As we know the successful outcome is often slipping away.


Simplicity brings clarity.


Here’s our own list to help you create yours – all about bringing more simplicity into your life, by replacing what we don’t need with what we do. All so you can make the most of life and enjoy the ride.


Replace complaint for gratitude.
Replace pessimism for optimism.
Replace worry with trust.
Replace bitterness with forgiveness.
Replace the negative with the positive.
Replace anger with patience.
Replace jealousy with trust.


What will you replace?


It’s your turn and your time, to make a difference to your day.


From Onny and the team – cheers for reading.