Posts in Wisdom

foods-to-help-balance-your-body-and-mind

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

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 »

upward facing dog urdhva mukha svanasana

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 »

why-practising-gratitude-leads-to-inner-peace

Why Practising Gratitude Leads to Inner Peace

It’s easy to practise gratitude when life is going exactly how you want it to. Feelings of happiness and peace help you appreciate the little things, empower you, and allow you to see hidden blessings in all situations. However, what happens when a crisis hits? It’s much harder to perceive anything as a blessing when… Read more »

garbhapindasana

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 »

7-tips-for-practising-kindness-and-compassion

7 Tips for Practising Kindness and Compassion

Kindness and compassion are key components of living a happy life. When you practice compassion every day, long-term benefits include the ability to recognise, acknowledge and become attuned with the emotional experiences of others, as well as your own. This broadens your awareness of the world around you, therefore contributing to inner strength. Here are… Read more »

thoughts-leads-to-wellbeing

Why Observing Your Thoughts Leads to Wellbeing

Just like a train travelling at high speed, our minds can move so fast, the world outside becomes a confusing blur. When this happens, it’s easy to lose ourselves in drama and forget that we’re the creators of our own lives. Learning how to observe your thoughts slows the train so that you can hop… Read more »

Utthita Trikonasana adjusted

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 »

conquer-anxiety-with-yoga

Conquer Anxiety with Yoga

Anxiety and stress are two common factors of a busy lifestyle that most of us could do without. With regular yoga practice, you can return your mind and body to a peaceful state. Learn to focus on your breath In the midst of anxiety, your breathing is shallow, which results in low energy levels, and… Read more »