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  Here I am being fearful before a handstand on a bench... I felt the fear and did it anyway. Perhaps not the wisest decision in this case!   Fear is probably the single-most thing in our...
I quite often get a student in class who has wrist or hand issues that prevents them from practicing Downward Facing Dog (Ardha Mukha Svanasana), Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana), Plank (...
  During each yoga class I normally present a theme or invite students to set an intention. I then thread that theme throughout the class or remind the student to come back to the intention...
So you have been practicing yoga in a studio/class environment for a while and you may have heard your teacher mention the importance of a home practice. Practicing in a group setting sometimes...
  In the Yoga Sutras, (an Ancient Indian text) only two of the 195 verses mention asana (pose), and only one (2.46) hints at what asana is supposed to be. Yet here in the West asana are what...
A sankalpa is the practice of conscious intention setting. It is setting an intention rather than a resolution or an expectation. No guilt is attached to it if you have trouble sticking to your...
Malas... they look great adorning the necks of yogis who 'wanderlust', but they have a purpose apart from decorative. So what are malas and what are they used for?    A mala is a...
  The word bandha means 'to lock'. It describes well the action of bandhas; they lock the prana (body's subtle energy force). All bandhas involve muscular contraction, but the...
  Don't blame others for what is going on in your life, instead own your life from the inside. We have inside us all strength, peace and joy so we don't need to rely on someone else for...
Peace is every step,The shining red sun is my heart, Each flower smiles with me. How green, how fresh all that grows. How cool the wind blows. Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy...
Synonyms: Resilience, flourishes, succeed, strive, and thrive. It is one thing to survive a crisis but it is far better to thrive than to merely survive. To grow beyond the person we were before the...
When expectations rule our lives, we set ourselves up for disappointment and then we judge ourselves harshly. Aim to release expectations about how you think your life should be and approach life...
Symbol of: beauty, lightness, floating, out of reach, stillness, also considered the ‘flower of light’. The lotus flower is used in different religions and countries as a symbol of...
Making Yoga accessible to all: teaching yoga in High Schools. I just came across this writing that I had entered for a Power Living Yoga Australia (P.L.A.Y) competition to win a Yoga Teacher...
  “Go with the flow. Whatever you resist persists. Take the path of no resistance. Be like the river; live your life in the flow.” ~ Unknown. There are many ways we can go with the...
“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,...
It doesn't appear to require a lot of effort to just be, and yet it can be the most challenging and least attempted practice. When did you last take the time (outside of a yoga...
What does the peacock symbolise and what can we learn from the peacock in our asana and life? The peacock (called mayura in sanscrit) is associated with many deities (gods) of the East, but it has...
  We use this Mudra in class a lot, so what is a mudra? What is the one pictured called and what is its purpose? Mudra in Sanskrit (ancient Indian language) means an attitude or gesture by a...
Whether we like it or not stress is a natural part of our life and some stress is actually needed and beneficial to our lives. The reasons we get stressed have changed over the centuries but it is,...