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...read more
Regarding yoga practice, when the temperature is hot in the extreme, do you go to ground? I've learned that you don't necessarily need to skip your yoga practice. Just do cool yoga. In Australia now, we are experiencing a summer where the atmosphere is heavy with...read more
Decision time: yes or no? This is the exciting time of year when you might be considering learning something new. Cuban dancing, contract bridge, an on-line undergraduate course.... Or, you may have been thinking about deepening your understanding of a subject about...read more
The French word for sunflower is tournesol, meaning turning toward the sun. ~ Rosina Mihajlovic, Rudolf Steiner School teacher More than a year ago, I did a weeklong workshop that turned ‘my story’ upside down. My story had been running me for over four decades. It...read more
Supta Virasana: Your Stomach's Friend Supta Virasana, reclining Hero Pose, is just what I need today after experiencing the Big Xmas Lunch Indulgence. No doubt it will be followed by the Big Boxing Day Seafood Extravaganza. And then, a few days of clearing our fridge...read more
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana: Low Back First Aid I find Setu Bandha Sarvangasana an invaluable pose for the way it helps counteract low back compression. In my world, lower back ache is a result of gardening, long drives or sitting at my computer. Part of why the pose is...read more
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...read more
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