Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

Fit Ashtanga into Your Day

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga Again and again the beautiful practice of Ashtanga Yoga amazes me. Without fail the ingeniously structured sequence of postures leaves me feeling elated, balanced, strong, and clear-headed. Today I have reflected on some of the concepts and intuitions behind the way this practice is put together, and I have… Read more »

Practice Easy

For most of us, ‘easy’ isn’t necessarily a way we would describe our Yoga practice. Everything involved in our Yoga sometimes might feel like a huge effort, from getting out of bed, to the procrastination of taking that step onto the mat to begin, to the postures themselves; at times it can all feel like… Read more »

Back in our beautiful Yoga Studio

As of Saturday, classes will be once again held in our beautiful, airy and light-filled space. Places are limited so book your spot in advance. REOPENING SPECIAL! 2 Days only – you have two days to take advantage of this special offer! Timetable MONDAY through to THURSDAY Mysore 5.30am sharp – 7.00am Mysore 7.15am sharp – 8.30am… Read more »

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 »