Yoga for healthy hearts

Yoga is a study of life; the study of your body, breath, mind, intellect and memory.  It can help deal with stress through a combination of asanas, breathing techniques and meditation. Each yoga posture also helps different parts of your body and the following particularly benefit the respiratory system and the heart. Mountain Pose (Tadasana) Continue reading »

Summer Solstice: abundance, balance and revisiting intentions

Saturday 20 June will mark the official start of summer and the longest day of the year with approximately 12 hours of sunlight. All over the world, in many cultures across the continents, the summer solstice was celebrated with celebrations and festivals with different meanings. No matter what one person believed, most of the human Continue reading »

Life Supports Me

So this week’s mantra is inspired by one of the smartest and most innovative people to have graced our little planet – Albert Einstein. “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe“. ~ Albert Einstein It truly is the most important decision. Why? Well because Continue reading »

Radiant Happiness

What do I mean by “radiant happiness”? Have you ever met someone that just shines? They have a smile on their face that penetrates your soul. You can’t help yourself: you have to smile back. You want what they have. What does it take to be radiantly happy? It comes down to the thoughts you Continue reading »

What are affirmations?

Did you know that your mind affects your actions far more than any other physical part of your body? It has the power help you realise your dreams if you just let yourself do it. Often, you can feel like there is an overwhelming negative force trying to prevent you from achieving your goals. Research Continue reading »

Let It Go

The theme for classes this week is “letting go”. You will recall in my last newsletter I included an image about the things we can’t control. If we can’t control it, then we have to just let it go. Focus on what you can control. Quite often you will hear me say in class, “let Continue reading »

Living With Chaos

We want everything in our life to be predictable, stable, steady and safe.  We don’t like it when things scare or worry us or make us nervous yet life continues to upset this comfortable feeling of safety and security.  Chaos theory has shown that even very minute changes can produce widely different outcomes.  All that Continue reading »

Why “Karma Tree”

In ancient times, yoga was often referred to as a tree: a living entity with roots, a trunk, branches, blossoms and fruit.  Hatha yoga is one of six branches – the others include raja, karma, bhakti, jnana and tantra yoga. Each branch with its unique characteristics and function represents a particular approach to life but, Continue reading »

Karma Yoga – Do Yoga, Do Good

Serve Somebody All major religious traditions stress the importance of service to others: being a companion to the sick and dying, cooking hot meals for the hungry, collecting warm clothes for the poor and so on. In yoga, service is also a path to self-realization and leads to the adage “when you give, you also Continue reading »