Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

How we are running our online classes and why

Dear students of Yoga, we have been running online classes now for more than one month, and have seen some of you showing a lot of commitment to the practice, and very regular participation. This has been beautiful to witness. Following are my thoughts on online teaching and hopefully some answers to some of your… Read more »

ONLINE CLASSES

Dear students, we have worked hard to move our classes online as promptly as possible. And we have so far met twice for our first Mysore Online classes! I found it beautiful to witness the students during their peaceful practice in the comfort of their own home, and I was surprised as to the great… Read more »

Extra Precautions Covid-19

We are taking extra precautions to help the current health situation. Our Yoga school is known for its high standards in cleanliness. The yoga mats have always been cleaned regularly with biodegradable disinfectant. Of course we will continue to do so. The spray bottles, with which you are wiping down your mats after practice, also… Read more »

Xmas & New Year schedule

As always we will be teaching throughout the Festive Season. Come and enjoy some Yoga during this special time. All from North Sydney Yoga, wish you a wonderful time with family and friends in your celebrations, and all the best for 2020! Last class before Christmas Tuesday 24 December 7.00-9.00am Mysore with Angelika CLOSED Christmas… Read more »

The Joys of Teaching Yoga

I like to set myself small challenges. I wanted to improve my fluidity in counting in Sanskrit. So every time I practice kapalabhati – a pranayama technique in which you force the exhale with the strength of your abdominal muscles in quick succession – I silently count the strikes in Sanskrit as quickly as I… Read more »

How to access that elusive wisdom

Remember a situation when something which you read, or was said by someone, evoked an immediate response within you; an idea or concept about which you knew for certain was true and correct? You felt a deep knowing that you were hearing a truth? At this moment you may have just accessed your ‘pratyaya’, a… Read more »

Pranayama with Angelika

When practicing pranayama – the control & release of the breath – we are accessing our ‘pranic’ sheath (Pranamaya Kosha). This is the energy field within and around us; it is the energy we ‘feel’ another person is emanating; it is what we pick up or what someone ‘gives off’ e.g. when they enter a room…. Read more »

Little Pearls of Wisdom

I don’t know about you, but I consistently have at least one A4 sheet in my bag, written on it a big list of things to do. One day I was complaining to my sister about it, and she dropped a very simple, but very effective – even yogic – line, “you can only do… Read more »

Student Profile – Gareth

An extraordinary story of recovery from a nearly fatal accident Gareth joined one of my beginner courses some years ago, made good progress, and soon became a regular in our Mysore morning program. He then stopped attending, which I put down to him maybe having moved or similar, as our students’ life circumstances often change…. Read more »

Under the Yoga Spotlight – Backbend

Urdhva Dhanurasana – Wheel The full backbend – upward bow posture – or commonly called ‘the wheel’, is a classic Yoga posture and quite complex. To practice it well requires a lot of ‘opening’ as well as strength in several parts of the body. Although for most a strenuous posture, this backbend reaps a lot… Read more »