Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Falling in LOVE with YOUR YOGA Practice

When first coming across Yoga, many of us develop a love affair with the practice. For some it is instant. Others take a while to get hooked. There are the wonderful sensations of stretching the body, and the physically challenging and strengthening aspect. We reconnect with areas of our body we haven’t felt for a… Read more »

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How yoga can benefit athletes of any sport

It might surprise a lot of people, but athletes across all sporting disciplines can really benefit by practising yoga regularly. Sports stars like Shaquille O’Neill, LeBron James, and the All Blacks rugby team have credited yoga with improving their overall performance and stamina, but athletes of all abilities can discover the myriad of benefits yoga… Read more »

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Planning your yoga pilgrimage

Planning your yoga pilgrimage If yoga has become an important part of your life, then you probably realise that yoga is about so much more than holding asana in a classroom. From building inner serenity to forging lasting friendships, making yoga a focal point in your life can have many benefits. In fact, the practice… Read more »

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The Brilliance of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Sequence

There are many different ways to sequence a yoga practice. In Ashtanga Vinyasa we rely on an ancient system, a pre-set and time-tested sequence of postures, which has proven to work in miraculous ways again and again. Its’ beautifully calming, cleansing and strengthening effects quickly become apparent as soon as one delves into the practice…. Read more »

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PRANA

PRANA Often prana is understood to be our breath, or simply oxygen – the air we breathe. Although this is an important aspect of prana, there is a lot more to it. A good understanding of what it all entails can greatly enrich and inform our life experiences, and clarify the process of our well-being…. Read more »

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How Yoga Changes Your Brain

Even in my teenage years, when for some time before my HSC, I practiced Yoga for ½ hour daily, I noticed already that I slept much better, and felt more aware of my physical state –if I had eaten too late at night, and how it affected my sleep. I developed better concentration, and kept… Read more »