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Benefits of the breath


Go to any yoga class and you’ll hear your teacher constantly remind you to notice your breathing; when to inhale and exhale as you move your body through various poses. We breathe without thinking about it but so many of us breathe shallowly and even incorrectly!

When we breathe, our belly should gently rise and when we exhale our […]

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10 ways back to the light

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1 OCTOBER 2015 } by Psychologies

Next Saturday marks World Mental Health Day. Here, we talk to James Rhodes, author of of ‘Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music’, and Matt Haig, author of ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ about the top ten strategies that helped them through the more difficult times

On Saturday 10 October, Matt Haig […]

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Yoga business and the business of yoga

I’ve been withdrawing a little from the whole ‘look at me’ on social media; look at me standing on my head…look at me blissed out in nature…look at how happy I am world!

Sometimes I get tired of looking at the bikini clad, tight and tanned yogis on Instagram and Facebook. How do they travel the […]

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New world record! International Yoga Day

Sunday was the inaugural International Day of Yoga.

At sunrise on Sunday morning, more than 35,000 people (a world record) turned up to practice 35 minutes of yoga with the Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi.

Last year Narendra Modi the Indian Prime Minister  gained approval from the United Nations to make a world day dedicated to the ancient practice of yoga.

There […]

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Love your downward dog without sore wrists

Weak wrists?

If you are new to yoga or have gone back to yoga practice after some time off, you might notice a lack of strength in your wrists.

I know some of my beginner students will ask me how to the avoid soreness they feel in their wrists; usually after a few Downward Facing Dogs.

For those […]

8 Benefits for holding yoga at work

A typical Wednesday for me now is walking into a large corporate building in Docklands, Melbourne and being greeted by the friendly guy at the security desk sees me walk in and asks,

“Got your swag with you again?”

He is referring to my bright orange rolled up yoga mat slung over my shoulders, which along with […]

4 Reasons to leave your ego at the yoga room door

In a yoga class, you should feel at ease and comfortable within the room and with your teacher and fellow students. I often see people looking scared, embarrassed, or worried as they move through the poses, making me wonder whether they are enjoying themselves at all.  Others get annoyed and frustrated with their own bodies […]

There’s a yoga teacher in your lounge room

Picture this.

Imagine getting home from a busy day in the office or finally having a moment to yourself once your baby/children are asleep and……..there she is!   Standing on a yoga mat in your lounge room………….is your very own yoga teacher! There to guide you through your very own yoga class from the comfort of your […]

What I learned from meeting my ego

I came across this article from Elephant Journal and I think it describes the separation of ego and self brilliantly and clearly.

After reading it try this simple exercise.

Close your eyes and focus on your breath; your belly rising on your inhale and falling on your exhale.

Move your awareness to your mind (ego). Just observe the […]

Taking Sannyas; spiritual versus material

Last week I had the honour of witnessing Sannyas. This is where a person renounces their worldly and material pursuits to instead dedicate their lives to spiritual pursuits.

Sheryl spent years as a yoga teacher and around two years ago entered the stage known as Brahmacharya. This comes before taking Sannyas whereby Sheryl indicates to the […]