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...
The Big Question: What Are Dying and Death For?

The Big Question: What Are Dying and Death For?

The ‘D’ Word It is the most natural thing in the world. However, some of us will try to avoid it. Others will deny it, and some will actually accept it. I’m talking about dying and death and the way they are an integral part of our lives. I...
Pop Up Yoga is All About Enrolment

Pop Up Yoga is All About Enrolment

Pop Up Yoga  Pop Up Yoga is the sort of yoga that might turn up in your local park or at the beach, especially as the weather warms up in Australia.  I went to a pop up kind of event at Flynn’s Beach, Port Macquarie, this morning. It was partly organised by the...
The Case for Joining Yoga Associations

The Case for Joining Yoga Associations

Beware of the preface, ‘Back when I was a girl’. Or, boy, or youngster. What is about to follow this phrase is likely to be a thinly disguised judgment about the way things are going to hell now. Life used to be simpler, the air was cleaner, and people...
Communal Living and Another 15 Minutes of Fame

Communal Living and Another 15 Minutes of Fame

When it comes to community, humans need quantity. We need copious amounts of engagement. When we engage with others, our neurotransmitters light up and a happy ‘cocktail’ of hormones floods our systems. Healthy social interaction boosts our energy, moods,...
Yoga and Age: Do Yoga Practitioners Get Old?

Yoga and Age: Do Yoga Practitioners Get Old?

Inquiring into ‘old-hood’ I wanted to explore the question ‘does yoga helps thwart some of the effects of ageing?’. So I asked my octogenarian friend Collyn Rivers* if he would write a guest post on the topic. Some of you might remember Collyn...
Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

  Yoga is for all seasons As I sit down to write, as is often the case, I don’t know what I will write. I did know, though, that today I had to say something about the extreme weather conditions we’ve been experiencing in Australia. How long have we had...