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Diary of an Imperfect Yogi

Stop Looking….Voila!

From time to time, when life has thrown a few lemons and/or things just don’t feel quite right within us, what do many of us do? We head off on a kind of pilgrimage. We need to “find” answers. We try this thing, that thing, another thing. We put our trust in people who don’t […]

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Why Yoga Teachers Should Adopt a “Best Practise” Model.

At the end of the 90s, I worked at Dorling Kindersley publishing and we were working on edits for the Australian market of the big, hard cover book by BKS Iyengar. I was asked for some input and added my yoga school at the back. The Australian Iyengees were very cross once the book came out because that school wasn’t specifically “Iyengar, so for future editions, it was changed. But was Iyengar that rigid? it’s probably fair to say that he just described his yoga as “yoga”.

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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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Have you ever been guilty of this?

A few insights emerged this week and I found my mind heading back about 17 years or so when I had a very interesting friend in my life whom I had met at work. This was all before Facey and social media, but she was a very social girl, if a little unconventional, and loved bringing people together […]

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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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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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All Out! All Change!

I’ve scribbled notes about current life stuff on and off over the years, and journalling was a very important aspect of my year-long yoga teacher training all those years ago. What I think is funny now, when I look back at some of those entries, is that some of the people I mention, I have […]

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