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Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski: What Are We Really Doing in Asana? {Video Interview}

by Kara-Leah Grant Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, writer, Ayurveda practitioner therapist and author of Threads of Yoga - A Remix of Patanjali's Sutras. For years he's been concerned about … [Read More...]

Dru Yoga is coming to New Zealand

An Introduction to Dru Yoga & Why Yoga is So Good For You

by guest author and Nelson Yoga teacher, Sue Cleaver Yoga for Stress Stress is an epidemic worldwide and Kiwis don’t escape from it either. An international survey by the Regus firm found that 60 … [Read More...]

Forty Days of Yoga - The Best Home Yoga Practice Book You Can Buy

The Best Home Yoga Practice Book You Can Buy

by Kara-Leah Grant, author of Forty Days of Yoga & The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga (coming soon) It's been 18 months since I published Forty Days of Yoga and over a thousand people have now … [Read More...]

Working with knees... softly, softly...

Ashtanga: Why it’s so Important to Trust the Process

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat One of the great gifts of sharing my internal processes of life so honestly on-line is that I learn from myself. Often, a few years after I’ve written an … [Read More...]

Latest & Freshest Articles

Anna Guest-Jelley, Curvy Yoga

Five Ways Yoga Improved My Body Image

As I prepare for the launch of The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga (on sale now), I've invited some friends and colleagues to write articles relating to the theme of the book's subtitle: Because yoga is for every body. It's one way of helping to smash the image and idea that you need to be thin, … [Read More...]

Working with knees... softly, softly...

Ashtanga: Why it’s so Important to Trust the Process

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat One of the great gifts of sharing my internal processes of life so honestly on-line is that I learn from myself. Often, a few years after I’ve written an article, I will re-read it and see the illusions that I was labouring under at the time. Yes, the … [Read More...]

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Yoga Resources & Reviews

Jessica 'attending' her online yoga class with My Yoga Online

What’s it like attending an Online Studio?

Starting with My Yoga Online was a bit rougher than expected. Sure – my membership came through before the holidays, quick and efficient, but it was also within spitting distance of a two week computer free period (a total treat if I may be so bold to admit) and that made beginning immediately … [Read More...]

There are some awesome yoga reads out there

Top Ten best yoga websites and articles on the web

By Kara-Leah Grant, author Forty Days of Yoga There are some fantastic yoga websites out there in the worldwide web, but finding them can be tricky. Luckily you've got The Yoga Lunchbox here to help. People often ask me where I find the time to read so much - it's simple. I use a RSS reader … [Read More...]

Thank you all for a great year with YLB

The Top Twenty Best Ever Yoga Articles of 2012

by Kara-Leah Grant, editor and founder of The Yoga Lunchbox This is it folks, the definite list according to Google Analytics of the Top Twenty articles published on The Yoga Lunchbox this year (as of December 12th). Reading through this list and seeing the work of my colleagues and friends, … [Read More...]

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Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga – the Yoga of Consciousness

  by guest author Amanda Reid, of Samadhi Yoga.   Each soul has a role to play. Each human has something to say. May consciousness prevail so we can come through the veil of arrogance and ignorance to the joy and happiness of life. May we count our blessings to be beautiful, bountiful and … [Read More...]

durga

Sacred Feminine and Yoga: Honouring the forces within. Part 3

by guest author, Swami Karma Karuna, Anahata Yoga Retreat All cultures of the ancient world worshipped the principles of the Mother, Shakti or Devi. Although it may have been called by different names, the concept of a force which bestows life, nourishes, loves, comforts, supports and transforms … [Read More...]

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Potluck Goodness from the Archives

Shiva Rea, wide-legged squat

Free your pelvis and the rest will follow

by Kara-Leah Grant Years of yoga practice and yoga teaching has taught me that our ability to freely move our pelvis is a key aspect to unlocking our spines, and releasing any chronic low back issues or holding patterns. I've also learned that it's … [Read More...]

Yoga Teacher and musician Premratna

Music as a spiritual tool

  by guest author Premratna (Sarah Spence) Over the last few years I have started to see the difference between the different levels that music can take me to. After the hip hop, pop and theatre music of my teens and early adult … [Read More...]

Home Yoga Practice

Extended Side Angle Pose in Bali (Mmm, Bali)

Kickstart 2010: Setting a sankalpa (intention)

Today is the first new moon of 2010 and I am celebrating - as I've already explained - by giving myself a little bit more of what I need. I'm beginning a new 30 day cycle of sadhana or committed yoga practice. Some of you are coming along with me … [Read More...]