Posts in Wisdom

The Joy of Practicing Yoga

The Joy of Practicing Yoga We all strive for a life of love, health, purpose, contentment, fulfillment and laughter. We are advised to find a balance between work, family and friends, time to attend to our physical body, personal growth, and quiet time – ideally spending equal amounts of time in each area. But the… Read more »

Yoga helps heal back pain

Yoga helps heal back pain The back can ache in many different ways and to different degrees. I have long put off writing about this, because it is such a vast topic. Having had issues with my own back for some time – which over the years I have addressed in quite a few different… Read more »

Time Lapse Video

The beauty of a Mysore practice – A look at a winter morning at North Sydney Yoga. Surya Namaskar means salute to the sun, and just as the the day begins with the sunrise, the Ashtanga Yoga series starts with the Surya Namaskar sequence.  In this time lapse video shot in our beautiful shala, we… Read more »

Yoga is Relationship

Yoga is Relationship “The success of yoga does not  lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – T.K.V. Desikachar Recent research revealed – so a good friend tells me – that most people started yoga because of its physical benefits,… Read more »

Yoga may be Declared Indian Heritage by UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO, was created in 1945 to build intercultural understanding and promote freedom of expression, among other goals. As of this year, the organisation has added yoga to the list of considered elements by the Intangible Heritage Committee for inscription on UNESCO’s register. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi… Read more »

Cultivating calmness of mind

Cultivating calmness of mind In the Major Arcana tarot deck, there’s one particular card that comes to mind when discussing calmness of mind. The Wheel of Fortune represents the cyclical nature of life. Everyone goes through personal ups and downs, and nations often cycle through periods of war and peace. Similarly, the market is forever… Read more »

What is Yoga? How to Improve your Posture

What is Yoga? – How to Improve your Posture There are many reasons people try yoga for the first time. Sometimes it’s the wish to become strong and flexible, or they’re drawn in by the beautifully performed poses. Others want to learn to relax, but for many, a major factor is the ability to improve… Read more »

What is Yoga? Choosing the best yoga outfit

What is Yoga? Choosing the best yoga outfit One of the things I love most about teaching Yoga is the privilege of dealing with people when they are ‘stripped down’ to their yoga gear; when they are in a position to be able to let go of the role they occupy in their day to day life,… Read more »