Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

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 »

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 »

The Beauty of Yoga Practice: Do It Now

When Eve asked me to write a post for her blog, I felt very honoured. She was my very first Yoga teacher in 1989, and still is my teacher, in encouraging me to reflect on the topic of discipline, which she is a living example of. From the beginning I admired her reliability, her discipline… Read more »

10 Signs Signifying You Need a Yoga Practice

If relaxing is one of the last things you seem to have time for, you’re not alone. ‘Business’ is rampant and the more you do, the less time you have to spend investing in mindfulness and healthy habits. Yoga is proven to boost energy levels, help you focus, sleep well, and strengthen your body –… Read more »

How Yoga Helps Heal Your Body and Mind

Yoga offers guidance as an all-natural way to help you heal. As one of the oldest forms of documented exercise, it’s methods have been proven to reconnect your body and mind. This results in relaxation and the easing of symptoms, whether they be mental or physical, to create a peaceful environment for healing to take… Read more »

Let’s Get Together

There are a lot of good reasons to meet up Connect and talk about all Yoga Celebrate Yuen Yuen’s Graduation!! …. and there is a Surprise Join us, bring a plate if possible, and bring along family and friends. March 4 Saturday 1-3pm   We would love you all to come and have a good… Read more »

How Ashtanga Yoga can help you achieve your 2017 resolutions

Any kind of yoga you undertake will move you closer toward your highest expression of self. But there’s something especially powerful about ashtanga yoga when it comes to discipline and accomplishing our goals. The most distinguishing trademark of Ashtanga yoga – more precisely called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – is the connection of movement and breath…. Read more »

Under the Yoga Spotlight – downward facing dogpose

Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward-facing dogpose, is a posture practiced in every Yoga class in most lineages of this ancient art. In Ashtanga Vinyasa it constitutes one of the major building blocks of the practice. Function Most emphasis is placed on AMS (Adho Mukha Svanasana) in the sun-salutations – surya namaskara – where it is… Read more »