Five Minute Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana

Five Minute Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana: An All-Rounder Years ago I did a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat. The only yoga pose I did during the course was Supta Baddha Konasana. It helped balance many hours spent in sitting and walking meditation. When my meditation energy was...
Five Minute Yoga Poses: Mountain Brook Pose

Five Minute Yoga Poses: Mountain Brook Pose

Mountain Brook Pose This restorative pose has a name like a flowing Tai Chi movement or a sweetly sedative acupuncture point. Actually, the name Mountain Brook Pose simply reflects the way a yoga practitioner’s body drapes over the soft props. Like water flowing...
Five Minute Yoga Poses: Block Pose

Five Minute Yoga Poses: Block Pose

‘Block-asana’ (block pose) I learned this pose in the early 90’s from Iyengar yoga teacher, Alan Goode. Alan had me assisting him for a year in his yoga therapy classes in Newtown. Almost every student who came to do Alan’s remedial yoga...
The Art of Creating Yoga Sequences

The Art of Creating Yoga Sequences

  Rules for creating yoga sequences There’s an fine art to creating yoga sequences. But there are certain rules that, if adhered to, will help you to be successful. In the beginning, you have to do a period of study. You’ll need to learn some set,...
That Wise Old Guy: Leonard Cohen

That Wise Old Guy: Leonard Cohen

This past week two sad things happened. To spare you any further U.S. election angst, I’ll refer to only one of them. The incomparable and inimitable Leonard Cohen passed away. The media has heaped so much praise on this legend of music that I don’t...
Eve’s Yoga Workshop in Port Stephens

Eve’s Yoga Workshop in Port Stephens

  May you walk in beauty — Navaho prayer and blessing   In January of this year I taught a five-day immersion course for yogis with the theme of Beauty–living life beautifully. It occurred to me that the quality of beauty is a worthy one to...