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The Conundrum of the Inflexible Yoga Teacher

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat One Sunday recently I retired to the beach for 90 minutes to work my way through a set yoga sequence a friend had posted on their Facebook page. It was total luxury. My son was with his uncle, I had no-where to  be and nothing to do, but soak up the sun, … [Read More...]


Should I Tell Students it’s My First Class Teaching?

by Kelly Fisher, Urban Yoga Kelly is our resident yoga teacher mentor, answering questions from readers about how to teach and what to do when issues come up. You can email Kelly your question here. The Yoga Teacher’s Question: “Should I tell the students it is my first class teaching?” Kelly … [Read More...]

What is Yoga Trance Dance™? It’s coming to Auckland!

by Kara-Leah Grant If you know me, you know I love dancing. Always have, ever since I saw Flashdance at age 8, and got hooked on the original Fame TV series. That was me... always dancing. But there was never any chance I could become a professional dancer because I had zero flexibility, plus at … [Read More...]

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Child, a place to retreat from the world and go within

Yoga Explorations #2: Child, a posture of internal wisdom

by Kara-Leah Grant There's nothing flashy about child's pose.  It's unlikely to ever grace the cover of Yoga Journal magazine. No one ever gets all excited about how awesome their child posture is either. But child's pose is the rock of a home practice. Its the place we turn to when there is no … [Read More...]

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Organised, clean cupboards are an aspect of our yoga practice... yes really!

Exploring the Niyamas: How does Saucha affect our lives?

by Kara-Leah Grant Over two years ago I made a commitment to live out each yama in my life and write about the experience. That series Applying the Yamas to Daily Life has been cornerstone content for The Yoga Lunchbox and has also been published in Asana Journal. Now, at the prompting of my … [Read More...]

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What does it mean to open your heart chakra?

What Does it Mean to Open Your Heart Chakra?

by Kara-Leah Grant It's Day 17 of my forty days of a heart-opening kriya. Every day I hit the mat and do seven postures in a specific order. Often I do other asana, pranayama and meditation as well. But no matter what, there is always the … [Read More...]

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How to fit well-being into your holiday season

Ah, 'tis the season to be jolly, and merry, and over-indulge, because by golly you've earned it. 'Tis also the season to rush around like crazy, attending parties and drinks, buying presents and gifts, and squeezing as much fun and leisure into … [Read More...]