Take Care: Bolstering Your Immune System

Take Care: Bolstering Your Immune System

Bolstering Our Immune Systems Does anyone need to be told that we are well into the cold and flu season? We are approaching the shortest day of the year. But we’re fooling ourselves if we don’t see that the Aussie winter is just beginning to settle in. As smart yogis,...
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...
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....
Showers and More Showers: Rainy Day Yoga

Showers and More Showers: Rainy Day Yoga

To help deal with the current wet weather pattern, I’ve decided to re-purpose an earlier post called’Rainy Day Practice’. Do poses from this sequence to help alleviate that pesky condition called S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). The program...
Chasing a Warmer Clime: A Travelling Yogi

Chasing a Warmer Clime: A Travelling Yogi

This yogi travels to America Everyone seems to understand this important bit of information except me: I am an American. Yes, it is true. I was born in the USA seventy-two and a half years ago. But because I’ve lived in Australia for 41 years and have my Aussie...
When the Temperature is Hot, Do Cool Yoga

When the Temperature is Hot, Do Cool Yoga

Regarding yoga practice, when the temperature is hot in the extreme, do you go to ground? I’ve learned that you don’t necessarily need to skip your yoga practice. Just do cool yoga. In Australia now, we are experiencing a summer where the atmosphere is...
Five Minute Poses: Supta Virasana

Five Minute Poses: Supta Virasana

Supta Virasana: Your Stomach’s Friend Supta Virasana, reclining Hero Pose, is just what I need today after experiencing the Big Xmas Lunch Indulgence. No doubt it will be followed by the Big Boxing Day Seafood Extravaganza. And then, a few days of clearing our...
Five Minute Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana

Five Minute Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana: An All-Rounder Years ago I did a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat. The only yoga pose I did during the course was Supta Baddha Konasana. It helped balance many hours spent in sitting and walking meditation. When my meditation energy was...