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 [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:16:34+10:00January 11th, 2017|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Connect to your Feminine Energy

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. [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:14:49+10:00November 21st, 2016|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Managing Thyroid Imbalance – A Personal Perspective

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. [...]

By |2018-04-17T11:35:20+10:00June 9th, 2016|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on The Power of the Breath

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 [...]

By |2017-10-10T11:31:58+10:00March 18th, 2016|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Downward Dog – A Life’s Work

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 [...]

By |2017-05-08T13:17:41+10:00December 10th, 2015|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on How to Fly – Yoga Inversions – A how to guide

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 [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:42:39+10:00October 30th, 2015|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on What is Yoga?

Yoga and The Shoulder Joint – Strength Part 2

Stability and Strength In 'Yoga and the Shoulder Joint Part 1', (that first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE issue 38) we looked at how to minimise strain to vulnerable shoulder muscles and tendons by first improving our posture (reversing a rounded shouldered and closed chest posture and working towards a mobile thoracic [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:48:07+10:00June 4th, 2015|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Yoga and The Shoulder Joint – Strength Part 2

Yoga and The Shoulder Joint – Mobility- Part 1

This article first appeared in Australian Yoga LIFE Magazine issue 38 in March 2013, and is reproduced here by kind permission of AYL. The shoulder is an amazing joint. Having developed to allow our ancestors to swing through the trees, a fully functional shoulder joint allows 360 degrees of rotational movement as well as [...]

By |2017-08-17T10:40:11+10:00March 24th, 2015|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Yoga and The Shoulder Joint – Mobility- Part 1

Two healthy new ways with Avocados!

Here are two healthy new recipes with avocados! I don't think I really need to rave about avocados as I don't know anyone in my life who doesn't like them. They also don't really need any advertising nor any recipe ideas as they are just perfectly perfect cut up in a salad or spread [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:38:23+10:00January 8th, 2015|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Two healthy new ways with Avocados!

Yoga for Graceful Aging

As we age, the body tends to lose muscle mass and become less firm. This not only can lead to instability and injury, but also to a loss of our more youthful shape! The good news? Though aging is a natural process, a regular dynamic yoga practice combined with good breathing can keep you [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:57:46+10:00November 25th, 2014|In Touch Yoga|Comments Off on Yoga for Graceful Aging