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ASMY Nobby Beach Featured on Jetstar

By Madya Lila | October 28, 2019

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 beautiful beachside community. “This nationwide not-for-profit had its humble beginnings at Nobby Beach 20 years ago. They offer affordable yoga and meditation classes run by passionate teachers, …

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Vibrant Beetroot Pilaf

By Madya Lila | October 21, 2019

Ever heard how good beetroot is for you and wondered how to incorporate more of it into your meals? Beetroots are a good source of nutrients, fiber, and many plant compounds. Their health benefits include lowered blood pressure, improved heart health and enhanced exercise capacity, Vibrant beetroot cashew pilaf rice is a spectacular dish that is pumping …

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Investigating Warrior 2 (Virabhasana 2)

By Madya Lila | October 21, 2019

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 strength and marvel at how many variations one set of instructions can produce. For example some try to push themselves to reach what they think the pose …

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Warrior 2 (Virabhasana 2)

By Madya Lila | October 21, 2019

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 – use props like the back heel supported by a wall, chair back for front hand or wall to lean against High blood pressure – don’t hold too …

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Exultant Warrior

By Madya Lila | September 25, 2019

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 can wake up your body by waking up your breath! It also creates space in the sides of our torso releasing pressure from our internal organs. Wake …

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Deb’s Healthy Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

By Madya Lila | September 18, 2019

Deb is celiac and so is Siddha, her 3 year old. In spite this Siddha seems to be the most robust and healthiest of all his friends. Maybe its good genes but also I think a large part of it is his being fed by one of the best cooks around. Deb knows how to …

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Make the Most of Spring

By Madya Lila | September 18, 2019

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 snatch before the sun reaches that harsh glare of summer. Spring is the perfect time to take our mat outside and head for the beach. Asanas down …

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Mood Lifting Spring Salad

By Madya Lila | August 31, 2019

There’s something about spring and how it uplifts our mood almost instantly.  The earth rejoices as bees start buzzing amongst fragrant blooming flowers. Young seedlings with leaves of green sprout with abundance and luscious juicy fruits are waiting to be relished. This mood lifting spring salad will surely give you the flavour of this new …

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Defy Gravity with Yoga

By Madya Lila | August 29, 2019

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 the feeling of being pulled downwards by gravity when our life gets too much for us. Often our posture manifests this load we are carrying by drooping …

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A Yoga Guide to Winter Wellness

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2019

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 here’s some info on how lymph fights off the foreign invaders and some techniques to help it along! Lymph is a pale opaque liquid like that found …

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