The Yoga Suits Her Blog
I’ve been blogging for 12 years now. At first, I was quite nervous about publishing my thoughts. Because I was shy about writing, my old posts were almost exclusively photos of the view from our bedroom in our Tambourine Bay house.
Remarkably, my original Ville Blog still exists. Does anything on the internet ever go away? It ran from November 05, 2006 to January 12, 2010 and it’s still just where I left it. If you’d like to have a look, the address is http://thevilleblog.blogspot.com.au/.
These days, because there are way too many YSH posts to browse through-over 1200-I’ve put some major themes together in The Vault. I hope this makes it easier to find exactly what you want.
At a dinner party last night, I brought up a topic I’m interested in – a kind of situation that happens perhaps not that infrequently. It’s when conversation gets animated and boisterous among some people in the group, but certain other individuals are shy and have difficulty getting into the discussion.
When I find myself in the quiet group, I sometimes feel left out and want to leave.
Our group ended up talking on this subject for quite a while, with lots of opinions, and everyone participating. […]
We’ve had big rain storms this week on Mitchells Island, but there’s a much bigger storm going on out in the yoga world.
The brouhaha seems to stem from the December 2011 article in the N.Y.Times discussing how yoga might be responsible for injuring practitioners. The link to the article has been sent ’round the world thousands of times on the Internet, along with responses, counter-arguments, blog posts, and YouTube clips. […]
It’s extreme. But then, we do live on an island.
The wet weather we’ve been swimming in these last few days is gradually filling up the adjacent paddocks and our paperbark wetland. The pumpkin plants are getting bolshier by the minute, and there are bush mice trying to get into our house like it was Noah’s ark.
Fortunately we have yoga. […]
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.