Yoga and Age: Do Yoga Practitioners Get Old?

Yoga and Age: Do Yoga Practitioners Get Old?

Inquiring into ‘old-hood’ I wanted to explore the question ‘does yoga helps thwart some of the effects of ageing?’. So I asked my octogenarian friend Collyn Rivers* if he would write a guest post on the topic. Some of you might remember Collyn...
Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

  Yoga is for all seasons As I sit down to write, as is often the case, I don’t know what I will write. I did know, though, that today I had to say something about the extreme weather conditions we’ve been experiencing in Australia. How long have we had...
The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

Are you good at vision planning? I think that I’m pretty good at planning for the future. Perhaps planning is an inherited trait. Either you are or you aren’t. There are those of us who plan from when we open our eyes in the morning to when we close them...
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...
Mother Love: Let Me Count the Ways

Mother Love: Let Me Count the Ways

My Women’s Group On Mother’s Day, as I write this post, I’m full of happy memories from the reunion that I shared with my women’s group last week. Let me tell you a little about us. Everyone of our group is a mother and some are grandmothers....
A Great Combination: Yoga and the Joy of Singing

A Great Combination: Yoga and the Joy of Singing

The Joy  There are lots of ways that people express courage. A person who is stiff, weak and doesn’t breathe well is as brave as an astronaut when they sign up for their first yoga course. I thought that I demonstrated this sort of courage when I joined Wingsong...