Take Care: It’s Good Yoga Practice

Take Care: It’s Good Yoga Practice

Welcome to Take Care From today Yoga Suits Her blog will feature daily posts relating to taking very good care of oneself. Being kind to oneself. Practising self-care. Why do I want to emphasise self-care at this time? Because I’ve noticed recently that I...
Allowing Yourself to Feel: Being With Sadness

Allowing Yourself to Feel: Being With Sadness

Recently, I’ve had two episodes of feeling overcome with sadness. Not depression, but awash in sadness. You might have had times like this, too. They seemingly come out of nowhere and when I experience them, I feel compelled to figure out what’s going on....
Yoga and a Hysterectomy Recovery Program

Yoga and a Hysterectomy Recovery Program

Recipe for Hysterectomy Recovery: Use Props   Recovering from a hysterectomy can be a daunting process. There’s an emotional side to it: the loss of a major organ. A hysterectomy can also precipitate the sudden onset of menopause. On the physical side, the...
Yoga And Hip Replacement

Yoga And Hip Replacement

The lead-up to hip replacement surgery  Many of us are getting to the age where we are starting to wear out. Or, at least our joints are. This last week, I’ve spoken to three people who are in need of joint replacements. They are not all yogis. But they are...
Yoga For Wintery, Windy Weather

Yoga For Wintery, Windy Weather

    Lovely views, wicked winds Years ago when we were planning our escape from Sydney, we wanted our new home to have a beautiful outlook. We bought a property on Mitchells Island and had our house built on the top of a rise. We’ve ended up with views: mountains...
Housing for New Times: The Shedders

Housing for New Times: The Shedders

Who are the Shedders? If you know me at all, you would know I’m a community junkie. I’ve created several yoga communities over the 35+ years that I’ve been teaching. I’m part of the Manning Valley singing community. There’s our Mitchells Island community...
Alison Rose Gray 1952-2018

Alison Rose Gray 1952-2018

Walking out of the Manning Great Lakes Memorial chapel yesterday, I overheard a couple talking. He said, ‘We used to go to weddings.’ I completely got him. The service that I had just attended was the fifth funeral in the last year, with nary a wedding in...
There’s Nothing Like a Dame: Women Together

There’s Nothing Like a Dame: Women Together

I’ve been happily immersed in a woman’s world recently. It started with reading an advanced manuscript of Ana Davis’ rich and empowering book, Moving with the Moon. Ana has written a yoga book, which will be available later this year, that is for all...
Supported Bridge: A Healing Pose

Supported Bridge: A Healing Pose

The healing benefits of supported bridge Do you have poses that you do rain or shine and in all seasons. Your body and mind say, ‘This is an every day pose. Bring it!’ Supported bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is one of these. It can be performed in a...
Yoga Retreats Are The Way to Go Forward

Yoga Retreats Are The Way to Go Forward

  Sometimes we need to retreat to go forward.  In my mind, attending a yoga retreat is the best way to go forward in your yoga practice. I would venture to say, even in your life, as retreats offer you periodic renewal. When Sydney was still my base, I lead retreats...
Yoga Forward Bends: An Inside Job

Yoga Forward Bends: An Inside Job

Have you noticed that there seem to be an infinite variety of yoga poses? Truly! If you are doing home practice it can be confusing what poses you’ll do and what sequences.  Equally, you may get stuck in a rut if you just do the same old, same old postures for...