Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

Celebration Pics

Celebration Pics! We had a wonderful time last Saturday! We celebrated you, our beautiful, dedicated and inspiring students, had some fun, very touching moments, and beautiful contributions. I would like to thank everybody who came along, and made this day so special. I was incredibly touched by what you expressed, contributed, and said. It was… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Men Should Practice Yoga

Western yoga classes tend to attract more women than men, largely due to silly misconceptions that still refuse to die. Perhaps you think you need to be super-flexible for asana practice, or that yoga doesn’t promote strength training? On the contrary, dear fellow! Whatever you’ve got between your legs, yoga means enhanced strength, injury prevention,… Read more »

Flexibility in Yoga

When students come to yoga afresh they often express the desire to become more flexible. Although I always ensure that they gain the understanding that strength also needs to be acquired in equal measure to make the yoga practice safe and enjoyable, the students do have a very good point:- Yoga is all about Flexibility…. Read more »

Celebration

Let’s get together and celebrate! We will celebrate you, our beautiful, dedicated and inspiring students from all walks of life. We are also celebrating 20 years of North Sydney Yoga under the guidance of Angelika. Please all come and bring your family, kids, and friends. There will be a small surprise for the kids. Saturday… Read more »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »