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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Enhance Every Part of Your Life with Meditation

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 …

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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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Boost Your Immunity with Yoga

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 …

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Kapalbhati Breathing

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. …

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Celebrating All Things Yoga

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 …

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5 Ways to Show Mum You Love Her

5 Ways to Show Mum You Love Her This Mothers Day! Being a mother myself, I like to think that I have some pretty good insights in to …

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According to the ancient yogic texts the earth is our mother. From the material elements our body is made and these material elements are provided by mother earth. …

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A Personal Journey from a Yoga Mum

Raising Little Yogis – The Life & Times of a Yogi Mum I first discovered the yummy-ness of yoga asanas early in the 1970’s when I was pregnant …

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We Even Need Yoga for the Eyes

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 …

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Eye Exercises

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 …

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Phases of the Moon Sequence

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 …

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Ayurvedic Tips for Reducing Anxiety

Unfortunately, anxiety has become a common experience amongst all age groups in today’s society. As our modern lifestyles become busier (and at times overwhelming) it’s important to have …

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Beating Stress at Christmas!

Christmas is almost upon us and along with the fun and festivities, come the stresses and tensions of trying to squeeze everything in before the end of the …

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Namaste friends, my name is Kev and… I have a big confession to make… When I first started coming to meditation classes at ASMY at West End, I …

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Ayurvedic Insights on Salads

When you think of salads, you think fresh, green, vital, healthy and refreshing. There is a general view in the nutritional community that salads are an important part …

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Locust Pose (Salabasana)

Locust Strengthens the entire body Key Benefits Strengthens the legs, hips, back and shoulders; as well as the chest, core and neck Stretches the shoulders, chest and belly and …

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Balance your Life!

Do we work to live or live to work? An international study revealed that people in all income groups, age groups and nationalities are working longer and harder …

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Do Your Own Ayurvedic Self Massage – Abhyanga

Traditionally known as Abhyanga, self-massage is a nurturing practice that helps to strengthen the body, calm the mind and nourish the tissues. During this cooler time of the …

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The Yoga of Happiness by Caitanya das

So I’d like to talk a little bit about happiness, our search for happiness. We all strive for happiness in this life. But what we consider happiness varies …

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Yoga Asanas for a Restful, Refreshing Sleep

  We all want a good nights sleep, but it doesn’t always happen spontaneously as we’d like it to.  Sometimes it takes some effort to wind down from …

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Legs up the Wall – Viparita Karani

Legs up the Wall Restorative; relieves tired legs Key Benefits Alleviates tired, cramping legs and feet, and back ache Calms the mind Softly opens the backs of the legs …

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Seated Forward Fold – Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Fold Stretches the entire back of the body Key Benefits Stretches the hamstrings and spine Calms the mind, reduces anxiety Helps to keep the spine healthy and …

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Child’s Pose – Balasana

Child’s Pose & Variations Tones the spine; strengthens the legs Key Benefits Calms the nervous system and mind Gently opens the hips Lengthens the spine Stretches the thighs and …

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Ayurveda – Drinking from Copper Vessels

Copper is one of the oldest metals known to human civilisation and has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Copper has cultural, religious, medical and astrological values. Ayurveda, the …

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Real People Really Living a Yoga Lifestyle – An Interview with Chris

Q: Namaste, have you always lived a yoga lifestyle? If not, was there anything which drew you towards living a yoga lifestyle? Chris: No I haven’t but I …

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Real People Really Living a Yoga Lifestyle – Gopala dasi

An Interview with Gopala dasi from Adelaide Q: Namaste, have you always lived a yoga lifestyle? If not, was there anything which drew you towards living a yoga …

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Does Money Buy Happiness?

  Question: I grew up in a relatively poor family and I always envied the movie stars I watched on TV and read about who got whatever they wanted, …

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Sprouts – The Fast Food Garden

  The possibilities for growing sprouts seem endless, just about anything that is an unprocessed seed will sprout. Some of my favourites are chickpeas, lentils, sunflower seeds, almonds …

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