Secrets of Samadhi

Secrets of Samadhi

Is enlightenment possible?

Is it a goal worth having?

If we do try to become enlightened (the process of waking up to our true nature) what might that even look like?

These are some questions I have been musing on for some time. Spoiler alert- I don’t have all the answers, but I can share a few thoughts and stories which may be of interest if you too sometimes wonder about yoga’s illustrious ultimate goal, SAMADHI.

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4 Powerful Ways To Get Grounded Amidst Overwhelm

4 Powerful Ways To Get Grounded Amidst Overwhelm

When life starts to get busy it’s all too easy stop doing the things that help to keep us grounded, happy and centred.

The more we rush to get things done we start to ditch the healthy living practices that keep us calm and in our bodies. Our frazzled mind take over and the “fight-flight” nervous system makes us do things that create a (false) sense of comfort and safety.

For example we may start eating too many choc chip cookies, we stop working out, we go outside less, drink more booze, walk less, drive more, sleep less and the snowball builds! Maybe you can relate?

These past few months I have felt overwhelmed more than usual, and while It does sneak in, I also bounce back fast.

Today I am sharing the most powerful practices I use for myself to get grounded and centred amidst overwhelm.

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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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