Stepping away from the very interesting conversations about whether it’s OK to be late to yoga class that have been happening round here this week, let’s explore another facet of modifying yoga to your needs: modifying the shape of the poses. I really love Amber Karnes. For one, the tattoos. For two, the honesty about [...]
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When I first visited India, I noticed that God was everywhere. The relaxed and, to my South African eyes, tolerant, culture of Southern India happily accepted all deities: Jesus stickers served as protection instead of seat belts in auto rickshaws. People named their businesses after Lakshmi, Hindu Goddess of beauty and abundance, or after Ganesh, the omnipresent [...]
Have you seen the cover of the newest US Yoga Journal? It’s pretty, isn’t it? It reminds me of Jo Stewart’s art. Jo is a fellow Melbourne yoga teacher. She’s also an artist – some of her lovely images are below. You can see more over at her site and read how she takes her yoga [...]
This is my current favourite pose. Now I know one shouldn’t curry favourites, but I just can’t help myself. Parvottanasna gets at all the tight bits in my hips and thighs that tend to cause my back to dislocate (you know, the ole hyper-mobile SI joints). What’s not to love about pain management? And it [...]
This quiz is really fun: the last time I took it, I came out as a Balanced Yogi, but I have noticed my hippie tendencies getting stronger. Maybe it’s an age thing – as in ‘you old hippie’…sounds like me! Click the image to take the quiz yourself! If, of course, you haven’t already. Also, [...]
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