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Meditation

The yoga you can’t see

There’s the yoga you can see, and the yoga that you can’t see. Initially the emphasis of our yoga practice is external. The body, the poses, building strength and gaining flexibility. But as our practice matures, the focus naturally shifts to the internal. Often people are surprised at how much internal focus there is in [...]

Yoga Nidra Body Breathing

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Breathe your way to better health

To be honest, I'd never paid that much attention to my breath before I started practising yoga. And during class I used to hold my breath to squeeze into a yoga pose... I never really understood the breath connection until I trained to be a yoga teacher, which is why I place such an emphasis [...]

Yoga inspiration

I tend to get my yoga inspiration from books rather than pictures. Sure I've viewed heaps of yoga online, but the things that have really moved me, resonated or struck a chord with me generally come from books. I've also had some inspiring teachers, but like books, they've pointed to things inside of me that I [...]

The spaces in between

I like to look to the spaces in between. I like to explore the gaps and fall into the cracks. The space in between words, the pause between songs, the brief moment when there is no noise, just silence and space. I look for moments of stillness. I like the transitions between yoga poses. I [...]

What is mindfulness?

Guest blog post by Dr Niamh Jensen, Clinical Psychologist   Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention. It is about being in the present moment and focusing your attention in an open, flexible and non-judgemental way. It does not just involve sustaining our attention, but also being able to deliberately shift our attention to [...]

Finding it hard to meditate?

The sixth limb of yoga Dharana – concentration Finding it hard to meditate? You’re not alone. You just can’t stop thinking right? Many people new to meditation find it near impossible. As soon as they are asked to be still their mind goes wandering at a million miles an hour. Sound familiar? Meditation requires concentration, [...]

Don’t be a bore, what to do when boredom strikes

  Boredom, it’s that feeling we know is there. Waiting for us, just beneath the surface. As soon as we stop doing something, it rises to the surface. It can make us reach for a drink, the phone, the TV remote, the credit card or food. We all suffer from it. One of the biggest [...]