Look Deeply…

Look Deeply…

I love the sound of divinely inspired music and angelic voices…especially when chanting my favourite mantras. One such mantra I love is OM ASATOMA. This mantra, to me, sums up the why of Yoga. I practice Yoga to learn to recognize the truth in myself and all things. I...
Which mat is for me?

Which mat is for me?

WHAT MAT DO YOU USE? I often get asked “What mat do you use?” For the last two years I have used a Mukha Mat…a green one, of course, as green is my favourite colour. I like this mat because it is 5mm thick, so it is easy on the knees. It does make it heavy. Weighing...
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS It’s better than counting your troubles! We don’t have to literally keep a score card, although a Gratitude Journal is certainly one popular way to get into the habit of looking for the things in our lives that we are grateful for. Studies are...
THE ART OF SELF-CARE

THE ART OF SELF-CARE

The Art of Self Care Taking care of our self can sometimes take a backseat to our ‘to do’ list. And, no doubt the things on that list probably are necessary (ditch the ones that aren’t) – at some point we need to fill our own tank so we can keep going and get...

The Practice of Yoga Is Simple

The Practice of Yoga Is Simple To me Yoga is beautiful because it is simple. This does not mean that it is easy, but the practice in and of itself is simple. The doing of, or getting of oneself to do, the practice is the hardest part, but once done the practice itself...

LEARN TO MEDITATE

Come along for a Sunday Session of MEDITATION.15th February 2015 at the Lake Cathie Community Hall. 1pm – 4pm. Learn how to meditate. Experience the power of MANTRA Meditation. Bring your own cushions or pillows to sit on, a wrap or blanket, eye-pillow (if you...

Every Day is New

Every Day is New Last year was the year of the Gayatri Mantra for me. This mantra is an ancient Vedic prayer for the enlightenment of all beings. I made a commitment to repeat it 108 times everyday. Although, having missed some days here and there, all days of 2014...

OPEN YOUR HEART

OPEN YOUR HEART One of the 8 Limbs of Yoga as noted by the Yoga Sutras, is Svadhyaya – self-study. The practice of yoga provides an opportunity to observe ourselves. We start with observing our breath and we notice how our physical body is doing as we practice poses...

Do Your Practice And All Is Coming

“DO YOUR PRACTICE AND ALL IS COMING” Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, (1915-2009) is famous for being the creator of The Ashtanga Yoga Series.  A disciplined system of Yoga, Ashtanga is practiced worldwide. One of the most remembered of his is sayings is “Do your practice and...

Yoga Is For Every ‘Body’

Yoga Is For Every ‘Body’ Whether you can do the splits or think you’ll split in half if you try. Whether you can balance on one leg with your other leg wrapped around your head or fall over at the thought of balancing. Whether you can still your mind, sit...