Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

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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 »

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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 7 August @ 6.00pm Book Now

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International Day of Yoga – Winter Solstice Practice

Wednesday 21 June – Led Class   Join us in a group practice to mark an auspicious day. The winter solstice symbolises new beginnings. We are encouraged to leave behind what hasn’t served us, inviting new, constructive and beneficial patterns into our lives. Also International Day of Yoga, 21st June, is a wonderful opportunity to get together, and celebrate our shared… Read more »

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Long Weekend 10-12 June, 2017

Saturday 10 June – BOOK 8.00-9.25 AM GENERAL with Kate 9.30-11.25 AM MYSORE with Angelika 11.30-12.30PM PRANAYAMA with Angelika Sunday 11 June – BOOK  9.00-10.30 AM GENERAL with Sarah Monday 12 June – BOOK  7.00-9.00 AM MYSORE with Angelika 9.15-10.45 AM GENERAL with Lisa there will be no further classes held on Monday 12 June

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New Yoga Teacher – Bogi Zajacz

We welcome Bogi Zajacz to our group of teachers. Bogi previously practiced and trained in Hungary. Like all of us, she is eagerly pursuing her yoga practice on all levels. She has taken over Wednesday nights ‘General’ class at 7.30-8.45pm. She will also cover the following classes, so pop in to practice with her, and get… Read more »

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Why practice Yoga?

My cousin whom I hadn’t seen for some years, came across a photo of me on the internet in a yoga posture. It wasn’t the most difficult of postures, but nevertheless a challenging one. Her question was “… is that actually healthy?” The comment made me laugh. Yoga has increased in popularity in the last… Read more »

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The Importance of Correct Alignment in Ashtanga Yoga

When Ashtanga found its way to Australia, practitioners of other methods of Yoga often claimed that ‘Ashtangis’ didn’t have a good understanding of proper alignment in asanas, and in that regard, they ‘weren’t sure what they were doing’ :) The latter might have been correct for some of us who were previously educated in other… Read more »