Temperatures Rising? Try Cool Yoga

Temperatures Rising? Try Cool Yoga

Regarding your yoga practice, when temperatures start rising, do you go to ground? I’ve learned that you don’t necessarily need to skip your yoga practice. In Aussieland, we are experiencing a summer where the atmosphere is heavy with...

Swings and Roundabouts

I’ve been on a gentle roller coaster ride. Early in the morning, I cleaned the Yoga Shed and it sparkled with sunny energy. Then, I did my yoga practice in the shimmering space. I don’t know why it happened; I just got caught in the ruminating jaws of my...
Yoga Practice, Not a Performance

Yoga Practice, Not a Performance

The sun was shining this morning, the temperature balmy, and not a skerrick of a breeze – a respite from the hard rain we’ve had over the last few days. In the Yoga Shed, I felt inspired to do surya namaskar and included all the standing poses I could...
Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

Anyone who regularly reads “Yoga Suits Her” will know that I speak glowingly about my life in the beautiful surroundings of Mitchells Island.You can also read the story of the small, intentional community we’ve set up here.) Usually I’m a...
Fusion

Fusion

Lots of people ask me what the best thing is about having moved to the country. Maybe they are trying to build a case for doing the same? Every time I get this question, I make it up. I don’t have a pat answer. I also don’t remember what I said the last...
What’s so Spiritual about Christmas?

What’s so Spiritual about Christmas?

Loosely speaking, I do celebrate Christmas. But, to be honest with you, I don’t believe in Christ. Notwithstanding, the birth of Christ is a great story – just the very idea that a child could be born unto a virgin, for one thing. And then the image of...

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...

Incineration

Last night I went to a celebration. A friend had just successfully completed a property settlement on the house she and her daughter live in, all part of the process of her husband becoming her “ex”. She was staging a bonfire-lighting and had recommended...
The Growing Season

The Growing Season

Ever since returning from the U.S. last week, I’ve been happily ensconced in the Yoga Shed each morning around 6:30. My body is remembering the grooves it used to slip into with ease before holidays and even before major surgery through up barriers to progress....

The Valley Of the Sun

Nestled among four mountain ranges, Tucson Arizona is beloved to me as I went to high school and university way back when. I formed my tastes for the desert, country and western music and mouth-watering Mexican food here. I misspent part of my younger years drinking...
Inside Job (2)

Inside Job (2)

Incense and oriental bells are time-honoured instruments to nudge us back into the present if our minds have gone elsewhere. Meditators know that if they don’t have a strong focus they will drift, probably often. An even more powerful device for making us aware...
Levity vs. Gravity

Levity vs. Gravity

I was practising yoga out in the Shed this morning with my friend and housemate Heather. What ecstasy to have our own yoga studio a few steps from the house! Pretty much we just roll out of bed and onto the mat, more often than not still in pyjamas. On some mornings,...
Slow Yoga

Slow Yoga

This afternoon things really hotted up at Scotts Road, Mitchells Island. 35 degrees, brains coddling and bodies steaming. A visit to the local beach is a often a reliably good solution, but we’d already done that earlier in the day. A siesta is, of course,...
The Domination of Opportunity

The Domination of Opportunity

A very long time ago, 25 years to be exact, I started to personal yoga practice, and pretty much since then, I’ve kept it up. My zest for it has ebbed and flowed along the way – that’s only natural – but I’m very grateful to have made...