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What Causes Stiffness & Physical Tension in Our Body?

What causes physical tension in our body and what kind of chain reaction can occur? Obviously these things are cyclical just like the chicken and egg, but to offer a few examples, physical tension may be caused by unnatural posture such as sitting for extended periods, or tasks that require constant micro-movements. It’s also the […]

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Yoga, Gut Health & What the Ancients Knew…

Being Human The best – and perhaps the worst – thing about being a human being is our brain and sense of consciousness. We can think, we have ideas, we imagine, discover, create and evolve. The downside is that human consciousness is at the source of ego. And it’s our ego combined with our imagination that often totally gets the […]

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Anyone Out There NEVER Had a Sore Neck?

This week I’ve been explaining in a little more detail the importance of “bandha” again – particularly when it comes to your neck and also, if it’s relevant, when/how you breathe in these instances. This is particularly the case when/if you randomly throw your head back, niggling (once again) usually the most niggliest and most vulnerable vertebra in the neck and combine this action with a deep inhale. Seriously, if you happen to be a mouth breather, it could be one of the most dangerous things you ever do.

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Happy 2017: The Importance of “Satsang”

The word “satsang” is a sanskrit word that means something along the lines of community gathering. Satya is the yogic yama meaning truthfulness or honesty and “sanga” means community. Along with the laughs, what I realised after my week in Bellingen, was the importance of community and connection and how the creative arts – and indeed all group activity – is so important on a deep level.

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