Be a Beginner: It Will Change Your Life

Be a Beginner: It Will Change Your Life

Yoga Beginnings Do you like to be a beginner? At times I think that I don’t, but once I have additional skills and knowledge under my belt, it feels great. The domain of neuroscience and neuroplasticity informs us oldies that we need to keep our grey matter...
In Praise of Legs Up the Wall

In Praise of Legs Up the Wall

What’s not to praise? Legs up the wall is a favourite with many people because it’s a pose that’s guaranteed to sort you out. With a minimum investment of energy, the pose will return you maximum benefits. It is restorative, regenerative and...
‘Ultimate’ Yoga is Coming

‘Ultimate’ Yoga is Coming

When ‘Ultimate’ is a noun In the U.S. where I was born, there’s a word–snowbirds–to describe people who head for warmer climes when the first hint of winter chill infuses the air. For some of us, this is the ultimate lifestyle–never...
Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

A Lifeline… …is a thing on which someone or something depends or which provides a means of escape from a difficult situation (according to my computer dictionary). For all of this week I chose to do a yoga practice that incorporated poses I consider to...
Yoga for Exhaustion

Yoga for Exhaustion

Who hates being exhausted? Me! It’s not sexy to find oneself in a state of exhaustion. It could even be viewed as decidedly unattractive. Worse, exhaustion is often accompanied by low spirits, including a whole lot of resistance to feeling this way....
Cover Girl or Restorative Yoga?

Cover Girl or Restorative Yoga?

Yoga cover girls A couple of years ago, I enjoyed viewing a calendar that had been put together by a group at a yoga retreat in New Zealand. It was designed to spoof the cover girl approach to yoga magazines and calendars.  I think you know what I mean? By...
No Yoga Mat, Will Travel

No Yoga Mat, Will Travel

I don’t have to tell you it’s winter in Australia. On the east coast we’ve experienced mild weather, then bitter cold, and even snowfall where there isn’t meant to be any.  No matter what the winter weather is like, Australians have a habit of...
Yoga First Aid for Tight Hamstrings

Yoga First Aid for Tight Hamstrings

Are Your Hamstrings Wound Tight as Piano Wires? Tight hamstrings are the downfall of many a student who might otherwise have enjoyed a glorious lifetime of yoga practice. It could be one reason that men and peak athletes drop out of yoga classes. Believe me, when...