Metta Karuna

Waking this morning, I smile,  A brand-new day is before me. I aspire to live each moment mindfully, And to look upon all beings With the eyes of kindness and compassion. May you, and all other beings, be happy and free from suffering.     Read more →

Conscious Breathing

In yoga, we learn to breathe in ways that facilitate our practice, protect our bodies, and quiet the internal noise of the mind. Since breathing is an involuntary function, it can be a mental shift to think consciously about every breath you take. You don’t need to shift into conscious breathing overnight, but slowly begin to bring more awareness to… Read more →

Global Mala ~ Yoga for Peace

Next weekend is an exciting one in the yoga community… Not only is September yoga month (I think every month is yoga month!), but September 24 & 25 is a weekend to celebrate and for the yoga community around the world to make an offering to the UN for International Peace. There are many events happening globally, check out this… Read more →

What’s Your Style?

What style of yoga do you teach? What style of yoga do you practice? I often get asked these questions. When I say that I teach ‘Akhanda’ style of yoga, if I get a perplexed look or a ‘what?’ I will explain briefly that it draws from Hatha and Akhanda is the name my teacher (Yogi Vishvketu) has given to this… Read more →

Yoga for kids

Each week while teaching pre-natal yoga at the clinic in Nyuh Kuning, Bali there are usually a few kids running around which creates an atmosphere of fun and play in the class. Most of the time they follow along and sometimes one of them will get into a posture that inspires me to then teach that to the rest of the… Read more →

Roar

Let go of inhibitions and let it rip with a big ROAR! Lion pose, which activates Vishuddhi (throat) chakra and stimulates the thyroid gland, may be practiced anytime, however if you’re shy you may want to start in the privacy of your own home by yourself. As you get comfortable try it out with a friend. You may feel silly… Read more →

Filling the book boat

A huge thank you to those people who came out for yoga classes in Luang Prabang in April. Money from the classes on Tuesday nights went to support @My Library and we also managed to raise enough money from the other classes to buy 30 books to help fill the children’s book boat! The Community Learning International Organization NGO operates… Read more →

Chakras

Overview of the Chakras Chakra, from Sanskrit, means ‘wheel’ or vortex. In yogic anatomy there are over 1000 chakras in the subtle body with 108 considered to be the most important and 7 primary ones. The 7 chakras can be described in the following ways: They are the major psychic centres in the subtle body, located from the base of… Read more →