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What’s Real Yoga & a Real Yogi?

Who is the witch that lives inside?

Today I found my inner witch, and she denounced yoga

by guest author Emma Furness, former owner of The Dunedin Yoga Studio She has been in hiding – except those inevitable moments when repressed witches burst out in frustration, or the times women get together and end up cackling about blood and childbirth and the dirty body. As I felt into my wild, … [Read More...]

Where's my sacred???

I’m actually quite a spiritual guy. Oh really?

By Kara-Leah Grant Can we, like, ban the word spirituality already? And spiritual. Like, if someone says, I'm actually quite a spiritual guy, I just want to gag. What the hell does that mean anyway? What does spiritual and spirituality mean?   I turned to that font of all modern … [Read More...]

Kathryn Budig

The Eleven Most Influential Yogis Alive Right Now

by Lucinda Staniland The yoga teachers and spiritual leaders that established and spread yoga in the Western world - people like K. Pattabhi Jois, Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, B.K.S. Iyengar and Indra Devi are well, old, and mostly dead. There's no denying their influence on contemporary … [Read More...]

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Practicing Yoga

Is a Good Camel one step towards an enlightened life?

Enlightenment – one drop of sweat at a time?

by Kara-Leah Grant Inspired by Scott Bischke's book Good Camel, Good Life - Finding enlightenment one drop of sweat at a time I took myself off to a Bikram class recently. I haven't been in more than a year, and I was curious. The last few classes I attended, I started class feeling calm … [Read More...]

Every journey starts somewhere

The First Step to Consciously Heal Anything

by Ben Ralston The first step in truly healing anything - which means uprooting the cause of the problem - is to take responsibility for the problem. Many of us begin this journey by getting on the yoga mat. However, sometimes, that’s not enough. At the root of all our problems - everything that … [Read More...]

There's benefits to practicing yoga in front of the TV

The benefits of practicing yoga while watching TV

By Kara-Leah Grant, author of Forty Days of Yoga During class on Wednesday, as we moved from posture to posture, I drew my students attention to the way they were beginning to intuitively move their bodies in counterposes and releases after a more intense posture. They weren't thinking about it, … [Read More...]

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Potluck Goodness from the Archives

Duncan-Peak

Duncan Peak on What Modern Yoga Really Is

[Editor's Note: This article was originally published March 5, 2014. As Duncan is appearing at Wanderlust NZ & Australia 2015, I've up-cycled it for people to take a second look.] by Kara-Leah Grant I'm loving this interviews series with … [Read More...]

The World of Yoga

Tauhara Spring Retreat

Why the World needs You to go on Retreat

by Ben Ralston, co-facilitating The Heart of Freedom in May, 2016 I started this year with a vision quest. 4 days and nights without food, water, or shelter, alone on a mountainside. In those four days and nights I remembered what it is to be a … [Read More...]

Yoga in Prisons Trust

What’s it like teaching yoga in prisons?

by Adhyatma, Satyananda Yoga Teacher and author of Broken Warriors - Reaching out to prisoners with yoga [Editor's Note: The Yoga Lunchbox is proud to support the Yoga Education in Prisons Trust through offering free listings of  YEPT fundraising … [Read More...]