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Yoga and Resilience

‘The journey of my life has been a flimsy boat across storm-tossed seas’’ Michelangelo Resilience is defined as a capacity to withstand stress and catastrophic encounters. It is the ability to steer the flimsy boat of one’s life across the storm-tossed sea which occasionally but inevitably confront us. It is the mental, emotional and physical […]

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Does Your Heart Whisper For Wine?

During this morning’s yoga practice I had a fuller breath, more graceful movement and gentler expression on my face than I’ve had in months, after a night with five wild Aussies in a tattoo shack. Do you want to know why? My evening was spent with happy souls, living out my happy soul. We enjoyed […]

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The 6 Steps To Be Finally Become A Yoga Teacher

You’re rolling your mat after a wonderful practice at a local Yoga studio. You’re feeling great and can’t exactly describe this feeling of ease with the world around you. One thing is for sure, you want to share this feeling with more people, share this ease, this joy and this feeling of oneness. Look no […]

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No Way How Many! Which Type Of Yoga Should I Pick?

During my career in the health and fitness in industry I found it relatively simple prescribing the right style of training or advising on the right group fitness class. If it was weight loss with quick results I’d recommend a Body attack, aerobic or dance class. If an individual was looking for body definition I’d recommend a body pump, circuit or any […]

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What Makes You A True Yogi?

I recently came across an article that talked about how you’re not a yogi if you don’t have a home practice. And it made me think: Although I sometimes consider and call myself a yogi, a committed one if you will, I don’t always have a home practice. To be honest, there have been times […]

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Not Ready To Get All Yoga Weird And Start Chanting?

One of the wonderful things about yoga is that everyone who practices connects with it on different levels. For someone sitting in yoga classroom for the first time, chanting “om”, or bowing namaste might seem odd, or even intimidating. In reality, the spiritual element of yoga is completely optional, and a good yoga teacher will […]

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The Perfect Yoga Practice In Just 10 Minutes?

For those of you unfamiliar with the sun salutations, I’m not talking about some kind of tribal sun dance. The Sun Salutations, or ‘Suraya Namaskara’, is a section of asanas (poses) that flow by ‘vinyasa’ which refers to the coordination of movement and breath. There are a few set sequences (Classical Sun Salutation, Sun Sal […]

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Lotus Pose or Padmasana Are You Doing It Right?

A posture always pleasing to the eye. When executed well, lotus pose is a sight to behold. Called the lotus pose because the body resembles a lotus flower when it sits this way. When lotus pose is achieved with ease, the practitioner exudes calmness and serenity. It is therefore no surprise that this posture is […]

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Help!! My Tree Keeps Falling Over!

Vrkshasana, or the tree pose, is one of the iconic yoga postures. It is recognised by many who don’t practise yoga and certainly one of the postures that I aspired to as a beginner.  It is a standing balance that tones the abdominals and leg muscles and like some of the more advanced postures, you […]

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7 Powerful Reasons To Practice Backbends Every Day

1. They counter-pose the damaging actions we put our bodies through every day If you work at a computer, drive a car or are just the majority of the western world; chances are you’ve become accustomed to the habit of sitting for long periods of time with the shoulders rounded and chest collapsed, allowing tension […]

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