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Sun Salute Sequence

By Madya Lila | October 27, 2017

To gain maximum benefit for the nervous system and the breath we can work the Salute Sequence in such a way that we prepare for deep slow breathing and then send the deep slow breath to all parts of the body while increasing our energy levels and soothing our nervous system at the same time. …

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De-stress with Yoga Breathing

By Madya Lila | October 22, 2017

Recently a friend confided that he found so many things in life irritating, and his list was extensive. Dripping taps, doors creaking, loud noises, and the list went on and on. The thought struck me to check his breathing and sure enough he belongs to the school of exclusive upper chest breathers. Not an exclusive …

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Haloumi + Quinoa Salad

By Madya Lila | October 22, 2017

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to bust out the salads! As our focus this month is on relaxation, I have chosen some foods with ingredients that are known to encourage our relaxation response. Haloumi contains tryptophan which helps us to produce serotonin which is a nerve relaxant. Avocado contains potassium which …

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Just in Time for Summer: Vegan Hot Dogs

By Madya Lila | September 25, 2017

Summer is just around the corner which means outside is a good place to be! Picnics and barbecues abound, but what to take if you’re vegetarian? These delicious, vegetarian hot dogs can be cooked on the barbecue and eaten in a roll with your usual favourite sauces and salad. Or, they are equally as nice …

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Taking Your Asanas Outdoors

By Madya Lila | September 25, 2017

Isn’t it lovely that the weather is warming up! In Queensland we have a wonderfully mild winter, and the hardy souls only usually drop swimming for a couple of months if that! Not being very much of a hardy soul I love it when there is a warmth to the atmosphere, while the breeze is …

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Springtime Refresh with Yoga

By Madya Lila | August 28, 2017

Spring is seen as a time to detox; of cleansing away the excesses of winter comfort foods and helping the body reach new heights of energy and freshness. Actually the body is detoxing all the time. That is the liver’s job. However with some simple additions to our health regime we can assist our hard …

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Swing into Spring with Superfoods

By Madya Lila | August 28, 2017

As winter casts off its cloak of comfort foods to the fresh beginnings of spring we can add the wonderful spring vegetables to our diet like fresh greens and broccoli. Broccoli is a versatile healthy food which lends itself perfectly to cooked veggie dishes, raw salads and even detox health drinks. Its many health benefits …

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Enhance Every Part of Your Life with Meditation

By Gayatri A | August 7, 2017

Yoga meditation is easy to add to your daily routine, extremely effective, and will help you awaken and cultivate wisdom and spiritual love—the goal of yoga. Regularly practicing meditation enhances all aspects of your life. As you begin to experience mental clarity and relief from stress and anxiety, the challenges of life will become easier …

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Laddu

By Madya Lila | July 27, 2017

Because this month is the yoga festive season celebrating the birth of Krishna, of course this month’s recipe has got to be an incredibly yummy exotic sweet that Krishna likes to eat.   There’s a song written by the great saint Bhaktivinode Thakur that describes and lists all the varieties of food that Krishna is offered. …

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Are Yoga Asanas Spiritual?

By Madya Lila | July 27, 2017

One time a student asked, ‘How can I spiritualise my yoga asana practice? Are yoga asanas and pranayam intrinsically spiritual?’ Yoga asanas are not intrinsically spiritual, but they can be. There are many reasons people take to a yoga practice these days. It is well known that asanas help us care for our joints, muscles, …

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