Posts in Wisdom

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

The Art of Simplifying and Why You Should

Imagine your life as a blank canvas, wiped clean of stress and complications. What would you choose to paint? The art of simplifying means peeling back the layers to get to the core of what true happiness means for you. In a hectic world, simplifying can seem anything but simple. The key is to remember… 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 »