Posts written by Angelika Knoerzer

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10 Essential Oils for Wellbeing

Oils have been used for centuries to enhance yoga practice, meditation and emotional wellbeing. The harmonising effects include stimulating the mind, reducing stress, cleaning the air, aiding breathing techniques, and improving energy flow. So, let’s take a look at 10 essentials oils to add to your collection. Lavender Oil One of the most popular scents,… Read more »

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How Yoga can heal your soul

If you’re dealing with emotional pain, addiction, are feeling trapped or simply stuck in a rut, chances are your soul needs some nurturing. A purely intellectual approach to solving these issues isn’t enough, as repetitive negative thinking patterns serve only to intensify the experience of suffering. The transformative practice of yoga invites balance and clarity… Read more »

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Regularity, Continuity, Commitment

It is 20 years ago that I took over North Sydney Yoga! The yoga school is growing into adulthood now, and to nurture it into becoming what it is today certainly required a lot of continuous commitment. Yoga has taught me to settle down and to pursue its beautiful spiritual path. Twenty years ago this… Read more »

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Improving intention and goal setting with Yoga

Yoga and meditation are powerful tools for goal setting. Apart from fostering a fit, healthy body to kick goals, you can change your state of mind towards proactive living and successfully fulfil your cherished dreams. Firstly, it’s important to note that the words ‘goal’ and ‘intention’, mean different things, though we tend to use them… Read more »

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Spring YOGA Challenge

A Spring Yoga Challenge is the best way to reignite and consolidate your practice. This challenge is for everyone willing to try. It is designed to inspire you to bring more yoga into your life with the support of the entire studio community. Make it your intention to lead a healthy lifestyle. Increase your energy and create… Read more »

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FREE Yoga for everybody

Every first Monday of the month NSY will gift you a FREE yoga class at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome; newcomers and students known to the studio alike. It’s also a great opportunity to introduce a friend to our beautiful yoga shala! Next FREE yoga class – Monday 4 September @ 6.00pm Book Now

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How Yoga can help you sleep better

Tossing and turning all night, as opposed to deep sleep, is uncomfortable to say the least. When insomnia turns into a common occurrence, your body can’t perform the necessary functions or ensure all systems run at optimal levels. As a result, you start to feel run down, susceptible to illness, irritable, over-stressed or even depressed…. Read more »

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Foods to Help Balance Your Body and Mind

Eating foods to help balance your body and mind is the perfect accompaniment to your Yoga practice, as food plays an important role in harmonising the body from within. Balancing foods are those that provide ultimate nourishment, in the form of vitamins and minerals. Rather than eating a diet lacking in variety, or steeped in… Read more »

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8 Ways to Become More Mindful Every Day

Mindfulness is a simple way of being, that’s very easily over-complicated. We often try very hard to be mindful, however it’s the trying that gets in the way of paying attention to the present moment, without judgement. Practising mindfulness during routine activities cultivates the necessary awareness needed to maintain focus. Let’s take a look at… Read more »

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Under the Yoga Spotlight – Upward Facing Dogpose

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana UMS –upward (urdvha) facing (mukha) dog (svana) posture (asana) is woven all the way through the whole practice of each of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequences. It is a complex posture and requires a level of skill and good understanding to master it properly. Function Similar to Adho Mukha Svanasana AMS –… Read more »