Bones are so symbolic: they are our deepest innards. They are the architectural structure of our bodies. When alive and well, bones are remarkably elastic. When they are not, they are brittle and weak. Nothing represents desolation like a skull in a desert. And scientists spend a lot of time gathering up bones, trying to [...]
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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 [...]
This is a guest post from my dear friend, Kerry Belviso. We did post swaps this week, as I am sure you noticed! I am in total awe of this woman, let me tell you. She has built a flourishing business, doing what she loves, from the ground up, and it seems to me every [...]
I came to know Michelle (www.sacredself.com.au) when we were co-presenters on Kerry Belviso’s Self-Love e-Course (which, by the way, was phenomenal. I feel quite changed by it, because Kerry generously gave all the presenters access to the course.) Michelle has, like all the women I have featured on the blog labely, overcome some pretty…challenging…stuff. It led [...]
I teach yoga. But, this week, for the first time, I realised that’s not quite accurate as a job description. This week, with my private clients, I spent a lot of time doing what I really do. I help women get strong enough to move out of situations that are harming them and into a [...]
I’m adding my image to the call for submissions over at Anytime Yoga. Tori has written a great post – pop over & read it!
Seems like an obvious statement, doesn’t it? But for some reason, although most of us ‘get it’ intellectually, we still treat our bodies as separate from our ‘real selves’ – mind and personality. Funnily enough, in yoga’s Pancha Maya (or Five Layer) model of anatomy, the heart is considered to be the deepest intelligence. Not [...]
The older (and freaking busier) I get, the bigger the role meditation plays in my daily practice. My favourite technique is mantra meditation: focusing my mind on words that have meaning for me. Teachnically, the word ‘mantra’ refers to a chant that has its origins in the Hindu Vedas, but these days it’s common parlance [...]
A while back, I read on Yoga Dork that Barbie is a yoga teacher now. Apparently you can only get her at Target, complete (for some mysterious reason) with a little dog. She’s bendier that your usual Barbie, she’s wearing workout clothes, but, oddly, her feet are still designed to fit high heels only. Imagine [...]
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