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

By Madya Lila | January 26, 2019

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 images of stumbling along in the dark, tripping over debris and sliding in the mud. Mental clarity is much the same: a clear tranquil mind or a …

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How to Ensure a Happy New Year The Yoga Way

By Madya Lila | December 29, 2018

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 unhappiness out of our year ahead. But don’t worry, yoga has the answers! For starters here are three really basic hints from the wise yogis on what …

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3 Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Practice

By Madya Lila | November 22, 2018

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 family and friends. Many studios close down for the holidays and our yoga fix is on hold for 2 or 3 weeks. But life doesn’t need to …

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Salute to the Moon

By Madya Lila | November 21, 2018

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!     Rising Moon Mountain Pose hands in namaste Extended Mountain Pose Bend to the right then bend to the left Forward Fold Right knee back to …

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Can Yoga Help Fight Depression?

By Madya Lila | October 25, 2018

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 well being of the participants before and after a series of yoga classes show a huge improvement in their perceived mental health. One study consisting of male …

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Lion Pose – Simhasana

By Madya Lila | October 25, 2018

Lion Pose invokes a feeling of light-hearted playfulness.  This silly looking pose is also said to strengthen the voice, reduce wrinkles of the face and neck, benefit the thyroid gland and reduce stress.   Let’s try it Begin in a kneeling position and sit back on your heels. Bring your palms to your knees and sit …

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Brahmari Breathing

By Madya Lila | September 28, 2018

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 humming reduces blood pressure and lowers heart rate. You will find the humming sound very restful and calming for the whole nervous system. Focusing on the humming …

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How to Balance Your Spring Energy with Breath

By Madya Lila | September 5, 2018

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 along with  the freshness of spring, comes the dry, gusty winds, the fluctuations of temperature; interesting but unpredictable. A good time for a grounding, steady yoga asana …

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Extended Side Angle Pose

By Madya Lila | September 5, 2018

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 it gives a great stretch to each side of the back which in turn helps to decompress the spine. As we hold this pose and breathe we …

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Opening Our Yoga Heart

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2018

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 protective walls around our heart and have hidden deep within. So soft, so vulnerable.  So lost to the real self. But with yoga practices we can not …

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