Posts in Wisdom

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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What is Yoga: Learning how to breathe properly

What is Yoga: Learning how to breathe properly What is Yoga? Stretching, chanting OM, a workout, sitting in the ‘pretzel’-posture all day meditating, a naked Indian Sadhu standing on his head, a naked Indian Sadhu levitating? To the uninitiated, Yoga might appear to be an Indian mystic cult…. but not quite. Yoga is a five… Read more »

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North Sydney Yoga is now on Instagram

In case you didn’t know, we’re now Instagrammers at North Sydney Yoga. Follow us for occasional updates and assorted Yogic goodness!! Lately we’ve been studying in Mysore, India, and so our Instagram is full of the beautiful colours of India! Check us out at http://www.instagram.com/northsydneyyoga

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The Breath

The Breath After nine cosy months in our mother’s womb, where all our basic needs such as breathing, eating and dealing with waste are taken care of for us, we finally make it out into the atmosphere, and take that first important breath, which is three times more powerful than any breath we will ever… Read more »

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Yoga – what keeps you inspired?

In my 25th year of regular yoga practice I have been reflecting on what it is that still get’s me on to the yoga mat daily. The beginning of the year is when we take stock, aiming to let go of habits which don’t serve us, and taking on or refreshing others, which will help… Read more »

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5 Foods for Healthy Joints

Maintaining good joint health is critical for our wellbeing. A regular yoga practice can increase muscle strength, improve flexibility, enhance respiratory endurance and promote balance – all things that promote good joint health. Taking a joint supplement and eating particular foods can also help support and repair cartilage, reduce pain and inflammation, plus increase mobility…. Read more »