Benefits of the Twists

A look at the benefits of, and common pitfalls in the yoga twists This article first appeared in print in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine issue 31 in 2011, and is reproduced here with thanks to AYL Many traditional hatha yoga practices come from a belief that the abdominal organs are the key to good health. [...]

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Warming Winter Yoga

“He has no disease, nor old age, nor death, who has attained a body born of the fire of Yoga.” Svetasvatara Upanishad When the weather is cooler, we need to modify our yoga practice to help maintain our energy and ‘inner fire’. In yoga and ayurveda (its sister science) the term agni describes an internal [...]

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15 Minutes to Flow with Sun Salutes

Only have 15 minutes? Use these modified Sun Salutes from Flo Fenton to energise and balance the whole system! "Yoga is far from simply being physical exercises, rather, it is an aid to establishing a new way of life which embraces both inner and outer realities." - Sw. Satyananda Saraswati, "Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha". [...]

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Heart Opening Yoga

"With anahata (heart chakra) awakening, one develops non-attachment to worldly things, and a constant feeling of optimism, understanding that good and bad co-exist, but there is also a world beyond this duality" -  Sw. Satyananda. Yoga works on many levels, from the purely physical, to the emotional and even into the unconscious realms of [...]

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Connect to your Feminine Energy

"The ultimate purpose of yoga is the awakening of kundalini shakti, the evolutionary energy in man."-  Sw. Satyananda Saraswati, "Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha" One of the great Darshanas (or systems of thought) of the Vedas (ancient texts from India, that contain treatises on philosophy, astronomy, cosmology, astrology, healing, science, poetry, art and of course [...]

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Managing Thyroid Imbalance – A Personal Perspective

The following article is about managing thyroid imbalance with yoga and ayurvedic lifestyle approaches. It forms the conclusion to the article of the same title published in Australian Yoga LIFE Magazine issue 53 Dec 2017. To read the complete article, purchase the magazine from your newsagent, or contact Australian Yoga LIFE for digital copy. [...]

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The Power of the Breath

This article is reproduced here by kind permission of Australian Yoga LIFE Magazine. It first appeared in issue 44. Power of the Breath Vinyasa 1. Begin by standing with the feet shoulder width apart. Inhale and raise the arms so that the chest opens. [...]

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Downward Dog – A Life’s Work

This article first appeared in Australian Yoga Life Magazine in 2015, and is reproduced here by kind permission of AYL. Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog Pose is one of those postures that as regular yoga practitioners, we do a lot-maybe up to 10 times a day. Because of this, how we come [...]

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How to Fly – Yoga Inversions – A how to guide

This article about the Yoga Inversions or Inverted Postures first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine issue 45, in December 2013, and is reproduced here by kind permission of AYL. Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) and headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) are troublesome for many. The good news is that by going through targeted preparation, and improving [...]

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What is Yoga?

This essay was written by one of this year's graduating 200 Hours Part Time Teacher Training students. I am continually inspired by the capacity for growth, self-insight and change that can be achieved in a relatively short space of time through commitment to practice! Enjoy! Patanjali defines his understanding of the word as The [...]

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