Yoga for Anxiety: A Practical Guide

Yoga for Anxiety: A Practical Guide

We all experience, in varying degrees, stresses, worries and intrusive thoughts that make us feel anxious. Sometimes that anxiety can get on top of us so much that we start to behave out of character, become immobilised with fear or agitated with panic.

What Kind Of Yoga Is Beneficial for Anxiety?

The goal of a yoga practice for anxiety is to help calm the mind. This can involve many practices including postures, breathing exercises, making sound/ chanting, meditations and mantras and that create more stability, clarity and ease in the whole body-mind.

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Designer Yoga. Is it Yoga? Does it Matter?

Designer Yoga. Is it Yoga? Does it Matter?

I read a quote the other day "most people who go to yoga classes aren't interested in yoga" - J Brown. So. True.

Being interested in the physical practice of asana (postures) does not necessarily mean one is interested in studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, chanting Sanskrit, going vegetarian or practicing the 8 limbs: 1.Yama (ways we relate to others and our environment), 2.Niyama (ways we relate to ourself), 3.Asana (postures), 4.Pranayama (breathing), 5.Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), 6.Dharana (concentration) 7.Diyana (meditation) 8.Samadhi (oneness)

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Power Partnerships: Fly faster, further- together!

Power Partnerships: Fly faster, further- together!

Off the back of an incredible "Awaken Feminine Power: Winter Solstice Immersion" this past weekend in Blackheath NSW, I felt moved to share about Power Partnerships. Let me say first though that the immersion was extraordinary! There was so much joy, laughter and warmth. There was also real depth, profound wisdom shared in our sacred circle and a number of women had huge breakthoroughs, (myself included, more on that another time!) WATCH THE VIDEO HERE —>

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Creating Space, Sweetness and Ease

Creating Space, Sweetness and Ease

Some days feel spactious, they move along so smoothly and effortlessly, whereas other days  feel like an utter slog; you're bangin' up against walls, trying to the door into yourself, the door to your flow.

Since studying yoga I've found it really helpful to understand these opposite states as Sukha and Dukha.

Sukha = open space, joy, ease, sweetness

Dukha = restricted space, suffering, struggle.

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Kichari: A Gentle, Nourishing Cleanse

Kichari: A Gentle, Nourishing Cleanse

The idea of ‘detoxing’ can feel overwhelming, since we tend to associate a ‘cleanse’ with hard work, bland foods, complicated regimes and total restriction! The Ayurvedic concept of purification is quite different – no need for an expensive juicer or supplements here!

Rather, a traditional Ayurvedic ‘detox’ centres around three days of warm and nourishing Kichari – a delicious lentil and rice stew that is easy to prepare and an absolute joy to eat.

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