Warming Winter Practice!

“He has no disease, nor old age, nor death, who has attained a body born of the fire of Yoga.” Svetasvatara Upanishad 2.12   When we feel tired and sluggish, our inclination  might be to  stay in bed for an extra half an hour-but in fact if we can push through that lethargy and move [...]

By |2019-06-24T12:24:40+11:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Warming Winter Practice!

Neck Vinyasa

This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine issue 53 December 2015 and is reproduced here by kind permission of AYL. For the preceding article, "A Pain in the Neck?" which appeared in issue 52, click here. This practice is suitable to relax and gently mobilise the neck when the neck is very sore [...]

By |2019-04-16T10:36:21+11:00April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Neck Vinyasa

Improve Digestion and Detox with Yoga!

“The emptying the mind of the whole of its illusion is the true exhalation. The realisation that “I am Atma (spirit)” is the true inhalation.”- Sankaracharya.   Yoga is one of the best ways to naturally de-toxify the system. The lungs are the largest organ in the body, and thus have the greatest ability to [...]

By |2018-12-07T15:53:49+11:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Improve Digestion and Detox with Yoga!

A Pain in the Neck?

This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine issue 52 September 2015 and is reproduced here with kind permission of AYL. Neck dysfunction is one of the most commonly treated conditions by physiotherapists. Poor posture whilst standing or sitting subjects the spine to abnormal stress. Over time this can lead to structural changes in [...]

By |2018-09-21T13:56:29+11:00September 21st, 2018|In Touch Yoga, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Pain in the Neck?

Bio Mechanics of Forward Bends

What limits you in a forward bend-and how can you  best proceed? Tips from yoga master Flo Fenton. This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE magazine in 2011, issue 32, and is reproduced here with kind permission of AYL. Benefits of Forwards Bends Forward bends ask the spine to move into the primary curve, [...]

By |2018-07-17T13:28:49+11:00July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bio Mechanics of Forward Bends

Bio Mechanics of Backbends

  A how to guide to yoga backbends, by yoga master Flo Fenton. This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE Magazine issue 32 and is reproduced here by kind permission of AYL.   Backbends are among the most energising and exhilarating of the yoga asana groups, and are the postures that create perhaps the [...]

By |2018-04-06T13:36:22+11:00April 6th, 2018|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Bio Mechanics of Backbends

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. [...]

By |2017-09-22T11:02:09+11:00September 5th, 2017|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Benefits of the Twists

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 [...]

By |2017-09-15T11:51:26+11:00August 14th, 2017|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Warming Winter Yoga

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". [...]

By |2017-09-29T11:51:20+11:00June 1st, 2017|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on 15 Minutes to Flow with Sun Salutes

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 [...]

By |2017-09-15T11:48:29+11:00March 23rd, 2017|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Heart Opening Yoga