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How to Work with the Ascending & Descending Breath {video}

by Kara-Leah Grant This is the first in a six-part series of Yoga Explorations which takes you through a creative Mandala Surya Namaskar - or a circular sun salutation. The focus on this series is … [Read More...]

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How to Uncover the Treasures of the Chakras through Yoga

by Kara-Leah Grant Back in 2000 I was living with chronic back pain including agonising spasms, searing sciatica on the right side and a right foot that was half numb, meaning I walked with a … [Read More...]

Life is both rainbows and menacing storm clouds.

Giant Integration: Feeling Good vs The Truth of the Moment

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat For over a decade now I've been living deep journeying into the Self. Post-Bali was no exception. I'd stirred up, identified and released a negative core … [Read More...]

Latest & Freshest Articles

Andrea-Leber

How to Find Your Perfect Yoga Class After Relocating

by Andrea Leber, author of BEST of YOGA: Melbourne I’ve lived in Germany, France, Hungary, and Malaysia, then spent seven years in the UK and finally, two years ago, moved to the other side of the world: to Melbourne. Apart from the usual challenges relocating always throws at you (no matter how … [Read More...]

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How to Uncover the Treasures of the Chakras through Yoga

by Kara-Leah Grant Back in 2000 I was living with chronic back pain including agonising spasms, searing sciatica on the right side and a right foot that was half numb, meaning I walked with a limp. I had no faith in doctors because I'd had a spinal fusion eight years earlier (aged 16). I'd felt … [Read More...]

Life is both rainbows and menacing storm clouds.

Giant Integration: Feeling Good vs The Truth of the Moment

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat For over a decade now I've been living deep journeying into the Self. Post-Bali was no exception. I'd stirred up, identified and released a negative core belief centred around the third chakra. This was difficult work and intensely liberating all at the … [Read More...]

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Yoga Resources & Reviews

Yoga for the Heart CD by Will Fenton and Peter Fernando

Kirtan CD: A joy-filled experience at your fingertips

      Yoga for the Heart CD review Yoga for the Heart: what a great title! It sets the intention behind the CD; alive and joyfilled. Certainly a true reflection of every kirtan session I’ve gone to with Tyag, as his smile reaches into the lyrics, and playful nature … [Read More...]

Beautiful Krishna, an aspect of the Divine

DVD Review: Bhakti – The Path of Love

Win your own copy of Swami Ji's Bhakti - The Path of Love. See the end of this article for details. I’ve always considered myself a bhakti yogini – 4 of my 5 tattoos are overt reminders to myself of my relationships with the Divine. Yet it wasn’t a topic covered by any of my trainings or … [Read More...]

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Potluck Goodness from the Archives

Wellington Hot Yoga Teacher Lou Cassella

Wellington Hot Yoga Teacher: Lou Cassella

How can you look at that photo of Lou and not want what he's got? He doesn't look like any 67 year old I've meet before, and there is such unselfconscious joy in his expression. Proof that it doesn't matter when you come to yoga, Lou is half of … [Read More...]

Wellington Yoga Teacher Jenifer Parker

Wellington Yoga Teacher: Jenifer Parker

Born in California, and born to travel - that's Jenifer Parker. And you can blame Lord of the Rings for her and her husband's interest in New Zealand - Ryan was obsessed by the movie series so a trip to New Zealand was deemed imminent. As a … [Read More...]

Home Yoga Practice

Simple Seated Yoga Twist

Kickstart 2010: After 30 days, what next?

I first discovered the power of committing to do a new practice every day for a defined period of time when I was living in Afghanistan. I'd been having a really difficult time dealing with some of the suffering and injustice I was seeing every day … [Read More...]

Opening into a variation of Cobra

A tale of Mat Resistance, and practicing anyway

By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Mat resistance. Happens to the best of us, no matter how long we've been practicing. Here's a glimpse into a moment of mat resistance in my life. Notice how I respond to it, notice the process, notice … [Read More...]