Today’s yoga sequence comes to you from the awesome Bree over at yogagypsy. Bree’s kindly gone to a huge amount of effort to create this yoga sequence for us – once you’ve checked this one out, you should head over to her blog and have a wander around. Good shiz there. Really good. Note: This [...]
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The five things you absolutely should not do when you have SI Joint Pain (and three that you should).
When you have SI Joint pain, and it’s really bad, just about all ‘regular’ yoga is a bad idea. Basically, other than doing things to help those joints get back into alignment, and more stable, you don’t want to be moving your pelvis and lower back around much. Here’s what you shouldn’t do: Most forward [...]
I listen to a lot of Tori Amos. Like, a lot. Especially when grieving, or processing. I’m always blown away by her lyrics. I’d like to say I can singe along, but my voice just doesn’t have that range. Take ‘Ophelia’ for example. This video was taken on her 2009 tour of Australia. I saw [...]
Parinama dukha. Doesn’t that sound like something your GP might say to you, then give you a prescription for antibiotics? ‘Parinama’ means change. And ‘dukha’? Suffering or pain. The Yoga Sutras, the philosophical texts on which much of our modern yoga is based, are most preoccupied with reducing dukham, suffering, and increasing ease. That’s pretty [...]
I first published this post more than two years ago, and it seems fitting to revisit it in the Week of Knowing Your Worth. I’ve edited it just a bit, of course . To reflect where I am at now. Still mid thirties, but a bit more more grown-up. There are definitely things that mark [...]
You know you shouldn’t do it, right? But it’s sooooo tempting, when you catch a peek, out of the corner of your eye, of someone doing something that you just can’t. Like, no way. Every body is different people. I say this a lot, but it’s really worth educating yourself about. You will never be [...]
I ‘knew’ Svasti well before I ever moved to Australia. Such is the power of the blogging community. I’ve met her in person now, and count her not just as a friend, but as a brave and inspiring woman. She’s been through a lot, and with each new challenge, she just steps up. I was [...]
Action cures fear, right? But what about when you’ve taken that big old leap, and now you are climbing what seems an impossibly steep learning curve? About once a week, sometimes way more often, I hit the point where I say to myself, ‘Ah, bugger it, I have no frikking idea what I am doing. [...]
People often ask me about this: how DID I end up teaching yoga as my full-time profession, and how have I sustained that career for almost a decade, in the face of all the talk on the inter webs about how you can’t make a living teaching yoga. This time, Rosalyn Lim (remember her from [...]
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