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Health Matters

Yoga & Pregnancy – Okay or Not?

Yoga and pregnancy make for an interesting combo. Firstly, there are those who believe pregnancy and yoga go together like strawberries and cream and it’s a great time to start. On the other hand, there are lots of regular yogis who suddenly disappear the moment, they find out, worried that they won’t be able to […]

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Do You Often Feel Self-Conscious?

We all feel self-conscious and overly sensitive sometimes. In fact, it’s becoming so much more of an issue in this modern, competitive and fragile-ego, attachment-to-perfectionism based world, that it recently led comedian and author Ben Elton to suggest that many of the cult classic comedies he co-wrote back in the 80s (such as Black Adder and […]

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What Does “Waking Up” Mean?

What does “waking up” mean? What does being “deluded” mean? I think that for some spiritual seekers in the West there is some kind of idea that “waking up” or “self-realisation” is like a kind of volcanic eruption – one minute we are this and the next minute, here we are, wise and sage and […]

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How Yogasana Works!

I always tend to offer poses and exercises that are more accessible to the majority in class, so we don’t usually practise this asana – bhujapidasana (swing) pose as part of a sequence, although we may do subtle variations of it in a more doable way that simply recreates the subtle yet powerful activations. Either […]

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Once Upon a Time I Met a Monk…

Unsurprisingly (or even surprisingly perhaps in the Insta world we live in), even though I look pretty peaceful in this image, believe it or not, I am not meditating, Truly. I am just posing for a photo (and it is a nice photo, thanks Nev). It’s one of the most pleasing things to be able to do; sit […]

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It’s Time for Karma Yoga!

If you are in NSW and/or in the Southern Hemisphere, you may be one of many parents breathing a sigh of relief this week as the kids go back to school! Holidays are great – it’s lovely to be out of routine for a while. However, yoga health and philosophy decrees that most of us really […]

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Most “Yoga” Experiences Don’t Happen on the Mat..

You may have heard people say they don’t like “yoga”.  Perhaps they maintain an idea that it’s “not for them.” Maybe it’s something you have said! What is really meant by this though, is that it has thus far proved elusive and simply hasn’t been found yet. Of course in its true sense, “yoga” is for everyone – who […]

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What Do You Do When You Are Feeling Flat?

We all go through feelings of blah from time to time and sometimes it can seem as if there is no rhyme or reason. I don’t know if that’s entirely true, but it may be that it’s just difficult to identify a specific cause. For lots of us, there are so many thoughts and feelings […]

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