Grow your Core with Yoga

Broadly speaking the core of the body is the torso and all its working parts – organs, bones, muscles etc. When we talk about core strength however, we …

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Nurture your Heart with Yoga

Many people come along to yoga to relax and get rid of tension. After all, life can get so complicated, full of turmoil and even sometimes out of …

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Keep Well This Winter

Winter is the season when we are more inclined to come down with coughs, colds and sometimes the flu. So many times I have caught a cold from …

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Yoga & Gratitude

So here we are in May. Every month has something special about it, something we can feel especially grateful for. This month is special because of Mother’s Day. …

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6 Tips for Mentally and Emotionally Surviving COVID-19

So many people must be feeling the brunt of the virus in their lives. We may be out of work, restricted from going places, scared of getting sick, …

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Ujjayi Breathing

Having trouble sleeping? Try some ujjayi breathing from the comfort of your bed. This soft throat breath calms the nervous system not only at night but when ever …

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Yoga Adds Years to Your Life & Life to Your Years

Who amongst does not want a long and healthy life? A life that’s rich and fulfilling. Days spent pursuing our passions. According to some researchers this pursuit of …

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The Art of Slowing Down

From the moment when we first open our eyes and gaze at the world around us, the shapes and colours, the sounds and smells, we are on the …

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ASMY Nobby Beach Featured on Jetstar

Earlier this year the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga Nobby Beach was featured online and in Jetstar Magazine as a not to be missed destination in our …

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Investigating Warrior 2 (Virabhasana 2)

Sometimes when I am instructing the class how to move into the Warrior 2 pose I look around the yoga room dotted with yogis of varying flexibility and …

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Warrior 2 (Virabhasana 2)

Benefits Strengthens the legs, hips, back and shoulders Increases flexibility in the hips and shoulders Calms the nervous system if held with deep slow breathing Cautions Balance – …

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Exultant Warrior

This is an energizing pose which expands our side ribs helping to open spaces in our lungs that might not have been reached for a long time. You …

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Make the Most of Spring

Spring and the weather is warming up! I love it when there is a warmth to the atmosphere and the breeze is gentle and caressing, a little delicate …

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Defy Gravity with Yoga

In our everyday language we talk about being, ‘depressed’,  ‘weighed down’ and  ‘carrying the load of the world on our shoulders’ – all terms we use to describe …

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A Yoga Guide to Winter Wellness

In our plans about how to keep well for winter how many of us consider the lymphatic system? Many of us don’t really know what it does! Well …

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5 Tips for Becoming More Flexible

You may have noticed that some people are naturally very flexible. They swoop into their lunges with effortless ease, their forward bends are deep folds and their back …

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Hamstring PNF Stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a way of stretching, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. It is said to be one of …

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Stay Well This Winter

Now that winter has officially started we can expect a lot of coughing and sneezing going on around us. In fact there’s a high possibility that someone either …

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Dynamic Extended Mountain

This exercise is great to do out in the fresh air first thing in the morning or it can be used as an energy recharge throughout the day. …

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Subtleties in Yoga Breathing

This week I made the discovery that simply blocking the ears during a particular breathing pose had an almost opposite result to the same breathing pose done without …

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Accepting and Moving Forward from Life’s Lemons

Good things happen to us in life but as we all have probably found out… bad things happen too.  We lose someone we love, or maybe we lose …

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Five Tibetan Rites Part 2

Find Part 1 here!   5 Tibetan Rites Full Version Traditionally attributed to ancient monks living in the harsh conditions of the cold rocky Tibetan mountains, these five …

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Let’s Gain Some Clarity in Our Life – Part 2

If you haven’t read Part 1 you can find it here! Exercise to Feed the Brain In recent times the notion that the brain can’t change has been …

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Five Tibetan Rites – Yoga Asanas for Clarity

Tradition has it that these 5 poses were adopted by Tibetan monks to keep them strong and living long. Whether that’s true or not they certainly are a …

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Let’s Gain Some Clarity in Our Life – Part 1

Clarity is such a nice word. Conjuring up images of pristine cool clear lakes, blue skies and everything very crisp and beautiful. But a lack of clarity brings …

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How to Ensure a Happy New Year The Yoga Way

What’s on your happiness bucket list this year? I bet its not hard to make one! But what is hard is to find is a way of keeping …

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3 Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Practice

Yoga at Christmas time, is there a place for it? Here in Australia Christmas time brings hot, hot summer days and nights, full tummies and days filled with …

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Salute to the Moon

Sustain your yoga habit with this easy flow to free up your energy pathways and start or end your day with a soft radiance. Find the video here! …

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Can Yoga Help Fight Depression?

All it takes is an hour or so on your mat on a regular basis to feel uplifted!  In fact many studies using written questions to assess the …

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Brahmari Breathing

Studies have found that Brahmari breathing increases the release of nitric oxide in the sinuses, helping to reduce painful inflammation of the sinuses. Other studies have concluded that …

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How to Keep the Mind Focused for Meditation

Here I am sitting down to meditate in a quiet place, I’ve shut off my phone, closed (no …..locked!) the door, I’ve turned the lights down low, I’ve …

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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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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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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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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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