Corpse Pose: Needed and Wanted

Corpse Pose: Needed and Wanted

via pinterest Every now and then, I fall off the wagon. I recognise that I need to re-incorporate corpse pose into my yoga practice. Writing a post about this pose will inspire me, and you too, if need be. I first learned about corpse pose (savasana) from one of my...
Workshop: Yoga Adapted for Older Students

Workshop: Yoga Adapted for Older Students

I want to let you, your friends, colleagues, and family know that I will be presenting the following workshop in Currumbin, Queensland: Yoga Adapted for Older Students: A Workshop for Teachers and Experienced Students January 19th 2013  As Australia’s large ‘Baby...

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...
Choice as Yoga Practice

Choice as Yoga Practice

I’ve had a hard time today getting my writing wheels turning. A few minutes ago I realised that I’d started the day having gotten up on “the wrong side of the bed”, and blamed it on lack of sleep. Being rather rest deprived, I pulled in some...
Does Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

Does Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

I wish I could answer that question. Really. Even more, I wish I could answer in the affirmative. I haven’t seen evidence that the claims of weight loss directly due to yoga practice is true. In fact, I know quite a few long-term yoga instructors who have...
Vulnerability = Aliveness

Vulnerability = Aliveness

It’s probably no wonder that people are wary of allowing themselves to be seen as vulnerable. The dictionary defines being vulnerable as “susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.” According to that way of looking at vulnerability,...
Generosity

Generosity

As good yogis we are meant to practice the precepts set forth by Patanjali in the Yama and Niyama. One of the “thou shalts” that I needed to work with today is called Aparigraha – the practice of non-greed. I’ll just say that I fall from yoga...
Science of Yoga

Science of Yoga

There’s been trouble in the yoga world. First with Lululemon, the swish yoga gear outfitters. Then along came the stories of how yoga can wreck your body in the NY Times. And recently, we’ve read of scandalous tales sticking to the founder of Anasura Yoga,...
Rainy Day Yoga Practice

Rainy Day Yoga Practice

Keeping up dampened spirits   We’ve experienced the wettest, coldest, most un-summery weather we’ve had in a very long time. While economists are predicting global financial doom, the weather forecasters have been predicting meteorological gloom. When...
Important Yoga Practice No. 4: Tenacity

Important Yoga Practice No. 4: Tenacity

It seems that people who accomplish great things are often characteristically tenacious. It doesn’t matter what domain the dogged ones operate in, they hang in there, and, as a result, become brilliant. My husband has been steadfast in learning about SEO (Search...
The Body/Mind Manual

The Body/Mind Manual

I often think about how there are instruction manuals for the most mundane things, things that you can figure out just by common sense. But the body, with its complex, interrelated systems comes with no manual at all. Medical doctors study for years to be able to...
Now

Now

I watched a movie last night that had a scene with two small kids playing on a beach, seabirds flying around. I realized that was the first time I’d seen birds since the end of January. I’m sure there’s birdlife out there, but I’ve been inside...
Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit

Daniel and I have been country residents now for about nine weeks now. That means that I’ve probably logged in about 60 6 am yoga practices in the Shed. I’ve hardly missed a morning…me who used to love to do my yoga practice in the afternoons to put...
Back to New Year’s Resolves

Back to New Year’s Resolves

Maybe it was a little arrogant of me to be in advising mode on Day One of 2010 when in fact I hadn’t volunteered what I was up for this year. Certainly Day Three of the New Year can’t be too late. So, here goes: I am going to be a nicer person. There! And...
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...