Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

Am I too unhealthy to do Yoga?

Many beginners are intimidated by what they believe they need to ‘be’ before starting with yoga. Concerns over being too overweight or out of shape to commence practising yoga are common, as is feeling overly self-conscious or worried about what others in your class may think of you if you’re not able to achieve the… Read more »

What is yoga? Understanding your anatomy

To truly appreciate the benefits of yoga classes, it helps to understand how your body is being affected by the many different asana you learn. Here is a brief overview of the most important and influential parts of your yoga anatomy. Muscles and bones It probably won’t come as a surprise to many that your… Read more »

Is your yoga teacher helping or hindering you?

As with anything, choosing the right yoga teacher for you is pivotal to success and growth, both physically and mentally. If you cast your mind back to your days at school or university, you will remember that some teachers or professors struck a chord with you and made learning enjoyable and easy, while others didn’t… Read more »

Xmas Timetable 2016-2017

Last classes before Xmas: 24th December, Saturday 6-8am                         Mysore with Angelika 24th December, Saturday 8-9.30am                   General with Kate   December 2016/January 2017 – Book a class December  24 Christmas Eve 6.00-8.00am Mysore Angelika – coffee/tea afterward 8.00-9.30am General Kate December 25 Christmas Day Closed December 26… Read more »

Yoga for Conflict Resolution

We all experience times of emotional turmoil once in a while. Someone might have wronged us, we feel misjudged or we are in conflict with the views of someone close etc. How can we use Yoga to stay in our centre, detached and calm, able to discern and communicate well, and then successfully move closer… Read more »

How can Yoga benefit your studies?

As the school year comes to an end, students across the country are sitting down to their final exams. This can be a busy and stressful time, with the outcome of studies often resting on the performance over the next month. If you’ve found the pressures of university or school are starting to weigh on… Read more »

The vast mental health benefits of yoga

There’s no denying that yoga is one of the few proven fitness trends out there that works wonders for both your body and mind. Not only does it stretch and tone the entire body, but it is an all-natural way to ease many symptoms of various mental health issues. Few sports or fitness methods can… Read more »

With Love Always, from Yoga

Just as we need on a daily basis to feed our body, keep it clean, wrap it up when cold etc, so do we have to exercise it. Similarly, to keep our sanity we like to enrich and nurture our spirit and soul regularly. This suggests that for this purpose we adopt practices that are… Read more »

Little Yogis: How practicing yoga can benefit children

Little Yogis: How practicing yoga can benefit children Yoga provides countless health benefits for those who practice. Dedicated yogis experience increased flexibility, less stress and overall spiritual, physical and mental improvements. As such, many studios are offering yoga for children, who could also benefit from this ancient practice. North Sydney Yoga is currently offering an… Read more »