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Happy Salad

Not only is it important to be calm when we are eating so we can digest well, but we can also eat foods that help to keep us …

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Vegetarian Adobo

Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce and spices. It is a warming hearty dish native to the Philippines. …

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How to Balance Your Spring Energy with Breath

Spring is here, awakening within it sparkling new beginnings.  A time to grow, to renew and to discover. A time also that needs balance, steadiness and nurturing, because …

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Extended Side Angle Pose

This is a heating pose that has multiple benefits. It is very strengthening for the legs, hips, back and shoulder muscles and strengthens the core as well. Importantly …

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Opening Our Yoga Heart

The heart is the sitting place of the soul. This is where, deep within the body, the living entity resides. For so long we may have built thick …

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Homemade Ghee

Ghee (often called “liquid gold”) is clarified butter. It is a truly wonderful food which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic cooking since ancient times. Not …

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Pros and Cons of Hot Yoga

Hot yoga sounds very tempting to me in these cool winter months where every flash of warmth is cherished lovingly. A growing number of people however love hot …

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3 Warming Shoulder Stretches for Winter

Before you do your yoga asanas it’s a good idea to do some warming exercises like joint mobilities first to loosen up your joints and increase the heat …

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Potato Cauliflower Soup

What can be nicer than on a cold winters day to have a bubbly pot of hearty, tasty soup on the stove and some fresh bread warming in …

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World Yoga Day 2018

Hosted by the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, Yoga Day Festival is Australia’s biggest, longest running celebration of World Yoga Day. Growing in size each year, Australia’s …

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The Happy Yogi

Yoga is more than a great stretch. Much, much more. Let’s look at some of the wonderful benefits of all aspects of yoga and celebrate this wonderful gift …

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Warrior 2 Series

Based on Warrior 2, this series of movements helps to open the hips and chest. It creates space in the lower back and waist and enhances our breathing. …

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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin

My daughter who lives in the US serves this dish for Thanksgiving every year. Her friends and family love it. Pumpkins are naturally sweet and this recipe brings …

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Coconut Spinach Wraps

I got the inspiration for this simple way to feed greens to my children from way back in the early 70s when I visited Fiji and stayed amongst …

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How You Can Prevent Back Pain with Yoga

It is estimated that over a lifetime there’s an 80% chance of developing back pain. Some back pain passes quickly never to be seen again but all too …

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2 Energizing Bandhas for Core Support

Bandhas Bandhas are energy locks. They are ways of holding the muscles, so that energy moves in an upwards direction. They can be performed with strength as in …

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A Well Balanced Yoga Ritual

Early April and the Commonwealth Games are upon us. Sounds like it could be hard to get anywhere! What about our yoga practice? It’s the perfect time to …

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Warrior 1 (Virabhasana 1)

With Anzac Day coming up let’s honour those who have been and are still involved in the brave task of protecting our country with a Warrior Pose. During …

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Maple Tempeh

Tempeh is a highly nutritious soybean product. Unlike tofu, tempeh is fermented, which allows for easier digestion. As with tofu, be sure to purchase organic tempeh to avoid GMOs. Consuming tempeh is not …

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Beginners Pendant Staff Pose (Lola-dandasana)

Here’s a great pose for desk workers, manual labourers, and anyone who is not gifted with great posture. This pose is an anti-slouch recipe that strengthens our arms, …

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Vegan Brown Rice Patties

When my children were growing up and being difficult about veggies I had to become a little inventive.  I found zucchini, carrot and beetroot easy to disguise in …

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A Meditation Ritual that Will Transform Your Life

How can we enjoy the benefits of ancient rituals in our busy modern lives? Ever found yourself captivated by the beautiful meditation ceremonies at a temple? Or dreamed …

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Tips & Inspiration for Your Summer Yoga Practice

Did you start off the year with good yoga intentions which are slowly dwindling? Summer is a time of intense heat and humidity especially here in Queensland, which …

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Refreshing Peach, Nectarine & Cherry Iceblocks

These tasty, nutritious iceblocks are a nice cooling delicacy that the whole family will love! Plus they are versatile – if you don’t have these fruit feel free …

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Daily Ritual for a Fresh Start

Adopt A Simple Ayurvedic Daily Routine To Help Boost Your energy And Maintain Balance Throughout The Day. The following daily ritual guide is designed to help you develop …

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5 Yoga Poses to Inspire New Beginnings

2018 HERE WE COME! January is a time of new beginnings. It is the month we make our resolutions, when we try new things, and when we reflect …

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Watermelon Refresher

This is so easy you don’t really need a recipe, so this is just a reminder 🙂 Watermelon is full of vitamin C and vitamin A as well …

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Giving The Gift of Happiness

The traditional Christmas practice of giving gifts is a wonderful, open-hearted gesture of affection and gratitude which hopefully invokes warm and fuzzy feelings in both the giver and …

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Festive Filo Pie

On Christmas day as I cook the meal of all meals, and before I sit around the table with family and friends, I like to spend a little …

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Simple Mudras for Meditation

A hand mudra is a gesture usually used in meditation practices to help direct the energy towards the brain. Because each of the fingers are said to symbolise …

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Sun Salute Sequence

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 …

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De-stress with Yoga Breathing

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 …

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Haloumi + Quinoa Salad

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 …

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Just in Time for Summer: Vegan Hot Dogs

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, …

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Taking Your Asanas Outdoors

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 …

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Springtime Refresh with Yoga

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. …

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Swing into Spring with Superfoods

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 …

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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 …

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Are Yoga Asanas Spiritual?

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 …

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Mexican Spiced Tomato Soup

This soup recipe has evolved over many years to make it so scrumptiously nutritious. It’s a great soup for cold weather, so try it as you cosily warm …

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