Yesterday’s second Sunday Sunset Yoga Jam attracted a bigger crowd than last week, with around 20 people in chill-out mode by the time the sun went down and Savasana came around. Thanks to all those who came. It was a challenging session and you all did very well! How nice it was to see some [...]
Archive for March, 2010
A lovely lunch for when you want something healthy but don’t want to spend too much time preparing food! I had this the other day and it was filling, delicious and I didn’t feel like a tonne of bricks afterwards (as opposed to how I have been eating of late). Raw vegetables and starches (avocado [...]
For those of you who are just starting to look into yoga, the question of its association with various Hindu belief systems is bound to surface at some point. And we may wonder what the relationship, if any, is between yoga and religion. Yoga is a personal spiritual practice that does not require adherence to any particular religion. But for those who are religious, Yoga tends to bring out the inner unity that exists at the central core of all religions.
The deeper understanding and acceptance of the self that comes with the practice of yoga is relevant to all major religions. People of many different faiths – Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews – as well as agnostics and atheists, practice yoga because of its numerous benefits and life-enrichment. Some yoga practitioners are more religious than others, some not at all. But Yoga itself is simply a tool for exploring the depth of our human nature, of plumbing the mysteries of the body and the mind.
This evening 13 jam-lubbers turned up for our delicious Yoga Jam in the Burleigh Heads parklands. This was was wonderful considering it was our first Yoga Jam ever! We flowed through peaceful warriors ‘neath the magnanimously beautiful pink sunset skies and sunk down into crescent moons beneath the crescent moon. All of this took place [...]
Cracking a coconut open is a lot harder than the Thais made it look. I spent 6 months in Thailand and always marvelled at how effortlessly they could cut open a fresh green coconut. It became my favourite thing to consume in southern Thailand. That said, managing to hack open the young coconut I bought [...]
Busting a few yoga moves after sports practice is a great way to end your training session. It can transform the adrenaline rush and endorphin release of physical movement into a calm, steady physical hum that will leave you with a smile on your face and help that sports high stay with you for the [...]
Wherever you are, take a minute to just be. Close your eyes, start to feel into your body. What do you notice? Is there any pain, discomfort or numbness anywhere in your body? Any pleasant sensations? Take a moment to scan your body, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, [...]
The last few weeks have been more stressful than usual for me. Starting university again, moving to a new place after 7 months of travelling, and seeking out fulfilling and substantial work to support myself have left me unfocussed and at times extremely frazzled! My personal yoga practice has suffered tremendously – isn’t it when [...]
Everyone deserves some time to unwind, play and chill out with yoga, fire-twirling, drumming and dancing. Yes EVERYONE! This Sunday, and every Sunday (weather permitting) at the parklands at Burleigh Heads south surf club, I’ll be running a casual yoga jam session from 5:30PM to 7-ish! Completely free of charge. After that there is a [...]