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A Well Balanced Yoga Ritual

By Madya Lila | March 26, 2018

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 be disciplined and create our own home practice. For more support and inspiration for building a home yoga ritual, check out our 30 Day Yoga Challenge!   …

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Warrior 1 (Virabhasana 1)

By Madya Lila | March 26, 2018

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 the month of April please note that all past and present ADF personnel are invited to any of our meditation and yoga programs free of charge.   …

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Beginners Pendant Staff Pose (Lola-dandasana)

By Madya Lila | February 22, 2018

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, upper back and core while encouraging the upper chest to lift and open, giving the neck a chance to sit firmly on top of the shoulders.   …

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Tips & Inspiration for Your Summer Yoga Practice

By Madya Lila | January 24, 2018

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 can make it hard for us to keep up with our practice. However the really good thing about practicing asanas in summer is that the heat softens …

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5 Yoga Poses to Inspire New Beginnings

By Madya Lila | December 29, 2017

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 on and evaluate the year past. January is like a breath of fresh air, a month to recuperate from the year before and start making our tentative …

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Simple Mudras for Meditation

By Madya Lila | November 26, 2017

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 certain aspects of existence, stimulating them will have a subtle effect in these areas. The thumb is said to represent the Supreme Soul and the first finger …

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Sun Salute Sequence

By Madya Lila | October 27, 2017

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 and then send the deep slow breath to all parts of the body while increasing our energy levels and soothing our nervous system at the same time. …

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Taking Your Asanas Outdoors

By Madya Lila | September 25, 2017

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 of months if that! Not being very much of a hardy soul I love it when there is a warmth to the atmosphere, while the breeze is …

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Springtime Refresh with Yoga

By Madya Lila | August 28, 2017

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. Actually the body is detoxing all the time. That is the liver’s job. However with some simple additions to our health regime we can assist our hard …

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Three Reasons to Take up a Yoga Practice

By Gayatri A | August 2, 2017

1. Physical Well-being – Yoga asanas (poses or exercises) do so many amazing things to your body, I could be here all day explaining just a few of the physical benefits of yoga, but let’s keep this short and to the point. Probably the first thing people think of when the word yoga is mentioned …

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