Yoga Suits Her https://eveyoga.com Thoughts from my Life in Yoga Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:41:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 No Matter How Much Yoga, Age Takes No Prisoners https://eveyoga.com/2018/01/07/age-takes-no-prisoners/ https://eveyoga.com/2018/01/07/age-takes-no-prisoners/#comments Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:10:09 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16179 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 arthritic condition go away except by having […]

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Time to Take a Break: Plotting and Perfectionism https://eveyoga.com/2017/12/30/plotting/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/12/30/plotting/#comments Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:05:27 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16223 Image says 'You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, let go and see what happens.It would have been nice to start out in my teaching career as a completely relaxed yoga teacher, but that doesn't often happen. Perhaps that old line about it taking years to be an overnight success is valid.
Planning and plotting have been long-held habits in all areas of my life. I could also say that they have been expressed as perfectionism.  Little by little, though, I have been learning to trust what I know and what I have embodied.

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I Say, There’s a New World Comin’ https://eveyoga.com/2017/12/18/new-world/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/12/18/new-world/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:15:32 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16177 If you haven't been paying attention recently to news and social media, you've missed the millions of women getting out there, telling tragic stories of being sexually assaulted.

The've used the hashtag #MeToo on Facebook and Twitter to declare instances of sexual harassment and abuse. These allegations point to men in all areas of life: the entertainment industry, sciences, academia, and politics. Women are being taken seriously and supported in their allegations by men.

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The Big Question: What Are Dying and Death For? https://eveyoga.com/2017/12/04/dying-death/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/12/04/dying-death/#comments Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:04:44 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16145 Feeling somewhat 'death illiterate', I did a year-long training in 2014 called Midwifing Death. I had an idea that this course would be good to do, a way of looking to my future. It would help me be more able to face, in a full-frontal way, my own ageing process, which will lead eventually to my own dying.

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Yoga Lesson Plans: Surrender to Adapting https://eveyoga.com/2017/11/12/yoga-lesson-plans/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/11/12/yoga-lesson-plans/#comments Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:13:02 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16127 images of a woman doing her yoga program.I’m part of a yoga teachers practice group which meets monthly. We get together for a led-practice and then breakfast afterwards. It’s a mutual gathering. No one person is the boss of it. The person leading and venue of the group rotates each month. This is semi-rural Australia, so we teachers come from all over. […]

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Pop Up Yoga is All About Enrolment https://eveyoga.com/2017/11/05/pop-up-yoga/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/11/05/pop-up-yoga/#comments Sun, 05 Nov 2017 08:02:35 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16099 Yoga in a hall with many students seated in a forward bend pose.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 Yoga Shala […]

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Is Gentle the New Advanced Yoga? https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/28/gentle-yoga/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/28/gentle-yoga/#comments Sat, 28 Oct 2017 05:47:41 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16070 Eve sitting in Lotus pose on a rock in the water at the beach.From the one, the spread of many Does the phrase ‘gentle is the new advanced yoga’ make your mind do a little backflip? Well, that’s the point. How about, ‘slow is the new strong’. Change is a constant. We see that yoga keeps on transforming almost before our eyes. Slow and gentle may be the next […]

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The Case for Joining Yoga Associations https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/25/yoga-associations/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/25/yoga-associations/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 02:00:50 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16060 A large group of yoga students doing standing poses in a hall with the teacher leading from the stage.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 could still afford to buy their […]

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Recover from Gardening Labours with Yoga https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/16/gardening-yoga/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/16/gardening-yoga/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:04:03 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16042 A gardener standing among plants with hat and a green onion in her hands.Like many of you, I do gardening. Which means I know firsthand how hard gardening is on the body. When my yoga students arrive at class with achy backs or sore shoulders or gardeners' knees, I know it's time to break out the poses that target these complaints.

Maintaining the yoga practice presented here will help us all sail through this Spring gardening season. 

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The Flower of Meditation–Resilience https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/09/resilience-meditation/ https://eveyoga.com/2017/10/09/resilience-meditation/#comments Sun, 08 Oct 2017 22:51:47 +0000 https://eveyoga.com/?p=16022 Purple flowers growing up through cracks in concrete.I may be an elder but that does not always make me wise. One of my goals in doing regular meditation is to develop the quality of resilience. To be able to get myself out of a heavy mood in a reasonable timeframe. To get up off the floor when I feel like I've been run over by a Mack truck. The Japanese have a saying, "Fall down 7 times, get up 8." 

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