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Home Practice

August 26, 2014

By Jules White. ‘Why not meet up and practice once a week together?’ Based upon these wise words of our yoga teacher, Jo and I embarked on a whole new world of home practice. As you can see from our photo we listened and gave it a shot. We practiced for about an hour with all the distractions you can…

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My Left Leg – Yoga and Injuries

March 6, 2014

Some time ago Shayna mused to me (and to newsletter readers) how swimming was bad for her yoga. While not entirely dismissive I pondered how much 25 minutes (at most) of swimming, crammed in while children were having lessons, could possibly affect your yoga. Now into my second season of soccer with the local seniors I can say that Shayna’s…

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Abhyasa and Vairagya – Foundations of Yoga

November 26, 2013

A complete study of yoga requires us to study and apply the concepts of Abhyasa and Vairagya. They are the two main principles upon which yoga is based. To have an in depth discourse about them, we need to understand what they are. Abhyasa is defined as practise and repetition of practice. “It is the art of learning that which…

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Yoga and Pregnancy

August 13, 2013

By Alyssa McNeilly. Pregnancy, birth and the early stages of motherhood often require women (and men) to stop engaging in certain types of activities and indulgences. Caffeine, camembert, and rollercoasters generally need to take a back seat. Six months ago I gave birth to my second child and although I have reluctantly taken a break from the morning coffee, it…

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The Importance of Practice and Being Earnest

September 28, 2011

Many yoga students often ask me whether or not they should practise. Yoga practice will make a significant difference to your body and your life. It will make you feel good about yourself.

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Returning to Yoga Practice after Pregnancy – 3 Journeys

November 19, 2010

I am the mother of two delightful boys. They are two and a half and four and a half, as the older one regularly announces to anyone we meet. I am a yoga teacher with a small school in country Victoria.

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