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What Does it Mean to Be Stoic?

Yoga image with caption alluding to how dark losing control of the mind can be.

Even though I tend to be a glass half full kind of person, I really detest the sentiment of pretence when it comes to positive thinking.
Particularly when it’s dressed up as spirituality.

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Should You Have a Knee Replacement?

Woman balancing on one leg demonstrating a Yoga pose where the lifted leg is straight out the front.

Do you really need a knee replacement? If you have ever watched the BBC’s Trust me I’m a Doctor, you might remember the episode where the details of an interesting study on joint pain was presented that pretty much demonstrated that the most beneficial thing (for most people) was to do specific exercises that strengthen the muscles around that particular joint.

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How Does Yoga Help Your Mindset?

Nikki Shilling demonstrating a Yoga Pose on Anna Bay Sand Dunes

A few years ago, one of my older students – age and tenure! – told me that the reason she had initially decided to try Yoga was for her bad back. But, she said, not only did my back problem disappear, I was amazed at what it did for my mind.

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How to Avoid Handstand Injuries

Nikki Shilling tries a handstand on Birubi Sand Dunes in Port Stephens

I love handstands and they are fun (depending on your idea of fun of course), but let’s not confuse gymnastics with Yoga. Being able to handstand is… just being able to handstand! The important thing is, can we have fun and avoid injury?

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