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Are Yoga Asanas Spiritual?

By Madya Lila Dasi | 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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Boost Your Immunity with Yoga

By Madya Lila Dasi | July 3, 2017

You always know winter’s here when people start getting sick! In fact my son and his family are wading their way through a stomach flu while my daughter and her family are immersed in a heavy cold. Ahh the glories of winter when all the germs seem to take hold, defeating our immune systems and …

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Kapalbhati Breathing

By Madya Lila Dasi | May 29, 2017

As the weather cools down for the winter months we can use this breath to help warm us up. It also keeps us alert and lifts our energy. Although the strong version is not recommended for people with heart problems, high blood pressure, hernias, reflux or if they are pregnant or menstruating the easier version …

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Celebrating All Things Yoga

By Madya Lila Dasi | May 29, 2017

Life is full of ups and downs. Let yoga be one of your ups! Yoga in all of its variety of practices including asana, pranayama, relaxation and meditation is such a healthy thing to do and when we are glowing with yoga health we feel great and ready for the world. While many yoga books …

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Winter Deep Peace Retreat

By Madya Lila Dasi | May 1, 2017

Cosy up around the fire, relax and savour the tranquility at the July Deep Peace Retreat.  On this one day retreat  you can experience a deep rejuvenation as you release layers and layers of  tension. Out in the  rolling hills of the Bilambil country side, just 15 minutes from Coolangatta airport our hosts Maladhar dasi …

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Shoulder Stand for Restoration

By Madya Lila Dasi | April 23, 2017

What is a great pose this month for Mums? Gosh every pose is wonderful! Mums need to be strong and flexible and relaxed. Everything that the whole gamut of yoga poses offer in a great class. But some mums are run off their feet managing a family and a house and a job. So what …

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We Even Need Yoga for the Eyes

By Madya Lila Dasi | April 1, 2017

Sore and tired eyes from too much screen time? Needing to wear glasses to read now that you’ve been eyeing that screen on and off for the last few years? Sure signs that the eyes need some yoga! Although optometrists might say there’s nothing that can be done to improve eyesight, yogis know that strengthening …

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Eye Exercises

By Madya Lila Dasi | April 1, 2017

Just like all the other muscles in our body the eye muscles respond very well to a little exercise each day especially if we strain them by spending a lot of time in front of screens. Most people appreciate a few eye exercises popped into their asana class and after learning them often practice them …

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Join Australia’s Biggest Yoga Party!

By Gayatri A | March 29, 2017

  Rock Your Asana at YOGA DAY FESTIVAL BRISBANE! Brisbane! It’s time to rock your asana and get involved in Australia’s most vibrant yoga festival. Scheduled for June 18th at the Royal International Conference Centre Brisbane Show Grounds, this popular festival returns with a showcase of delicious food, live music, and an amazing array of …

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Phases of the Moon Sequence

By Madya Lila Dasi | February 28, 2017

While the influence of the sun is felt strongly in the change of seasons and in the passing of the daylight from dawn till dusk, the influence of the moon is more subtly felt throughout each monthly phase of the moon. From the time of new beginnings of the freshly dawning new moon to the …

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