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...
Rx for Age-related Grumpiness: Meditation!

Rx for Age-related Grumpiness: Meditation!

I’m going to throw a theory out there and see what happens. My theory is that as people age they exhibit more grumpiness and dissatisfaction. Remember the television series Grumpy Old Men, which featured some well-known men discussing modern-day stuff that...
Cool Yoga for Hot, Humid Weather

Cool Yoga for Hot, Humid Weather

Adapt your practice  We’re facing a solid week ahead of temperatures in the low 30’s in our region, accompanied by high humidity. (For Americans, that translates to low 90’s.)  For me, that points to doing my best to stay cool when I do my yoga...
Discover the Power of Everyday Rituals

Discover the Power of Everyday Rituals

    My ritual morning cuppa There’s a certain morning ritual that I have performed ever since I was 16 years old. This is the age when coffee and I started our long and friendly relationship. I enrolled in a summer high school class which started at 7am....
No Matter How Much Yoga, Age Takes No Prisoners

No Matter How Much Yoga, Age Takes No Prisoners

Age Happens It seems to me that what distinguishes a young person from an old one is a cavalier approach to illness. I’ve been guilty of this myself. While still in my forties, I was diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis. I knew that it wasn’t possible to make the...