Over the years, I’ve seen that the people who get most out of yoga are the ones who take on the challenge of doing home practice. A teacher worth her salt is the one who encourages her students to do a little practice at home.
I feel hugely fortunate to have had nearly 20 years of partnership from my husband Daniel in my journey along the yoga path. Perhaps some of the yogis out there have that sort of sentiment regarding their spouses.
Daniel doesn’t in any shape or form consider himself a yogi, although he has been practising the discipline with me for these last two decades. […]
I was very privileged, to participate with 30 other individuals, in the inaugural weekend workshop of Off the Mat, Into the World.
I drove down from our rural paradise on Mitchells Island with the intention expanding my yoga community and discovered that the course delivered that goal and so much more.
The experienced, professional course leaders came over from New Zealand to introduce the work of the organisation to Australia. […]
Yoga practice is all-important, as the tapas – the discipline – will shape your vision and make it real.
It’s wet cold and dismal. What’s a yogini to do to keep her spirits up? A specialised yoga practice, of course!
It may be for you a different kind of stretch to learn the Sanskrit names of poses, but it is a worthy use of your time and brain power.
The old master, Patanjali says that non reaction is the mastery of our tenancy to react, and the special effort involved in doing this is really just allowing, letting things be.
If you love yoga and have thought about enrolling in a training so you could dive deeper into this discipline that has infinite depth, just do it.
The purpose of this particular sequence is to soothe and quiet, and the props that are used help keep one’s brain passive so you don’t overwork. The trick is to discover how to work from your “inner body” by tuning in, listening to your breath, and surrendering to each posture.
I remember hearing a well-known yoga teacher say, “If you can do forward bends easily, you probably can’t do backbends; if you can do backbends easily, you probably can’t do forward bends; and, if you can do both easily, you probably will have difficulty with pranayama.”
Well, usually we do have our strong suit. Forward bends were never mine, but over the years I guess I’ve surrendered myself to them more. […]
The great thing about doing abdominal exercises is, if they are done properly and pitched to the right level, they make you feel fabulous.
Like the family of poses called inversions, back bending poses can elicit a love-hate relationship with yoga practitioners.