The Disciplined Yogi Sticks to the Program

The Disciplined Yogi Sticks to the Program

At present, early in the season, it’s hot and sultry. I feel lazy. I don’t want to do anything except lie in my hammock, dozing off with an unchallenging book. Returning from a long overseas winter holiday has done nothing to improve my discipline....
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

(via Pinterest)  Having just completed teaching one workshop, I’m now mentally preparing for teaching in the Yoga Therapy Intensive in Byron Bay. However, I’m following my own advice to the driven, stressed-out people who take up yoga to relax: chill a...
Yoga and Body Rhythms

Yoga and Body Rhythms

I was just heading to bed, my body not quite knowing what the “real” time is since we have just gone off daylight savings last night. Of course, I know the real time. The clocks have been set back. Now I just tell my body clock what to do, so we’ll...

A Newbie

Today I threw myself in the deep end. Perhaps this is something many people are doing in January, having made a New Year’s resolution to take up yoga for the first time. I sympathise with any budding yogis out there as I am taking up a new activity this week:...
Rolling Out the Mat

Rolling Out the Mat

Writing a blog post and figuring out what the content is going to be on any given day is a lot like rolling out a yoga mat in the morning and reckoning what sort of practice to do. When the writing is good and the yoga practice goes well, it’s because...

Sunday Sleep-in

I have an ingrained habit of doing yoga practice each morning, and I’m in the fortunate position of not needing an alarm to wake me. I just get out of bed, walk to the studio, and begin. I don’t ever take this privilege for granted. This chilly Sunday...

Smarty-pants

Recently I’ve been in the throes of a new writing project. I was swept along in the early days by enthusiasm and euphoria. But today I noticed that I have a mountain of work ahead of me, and I started to procrastinate and figuratively shuffle papers. A decade...

Easy-peasy

I participate in an on-line writing group called Scrivener’s: http://aussie-scriveners.blogspot.com/ My motive in joining was that the more writing I do the better writer I become. Each week we write a relatively short story, the theme for which is suggested by...