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Launching a Foundational Guide to Yoga for Beginners and Beyond

Pre-orders now open. Shipping September 24. See below. by Kara-Leah Grant Cast your mind back to your very first yoga class. What did it take to get there? Did you have to overcome any fears or … [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

Maya teaching at her Community Yoga Project

Why Yoga Studios Are Not Enough: The Community Yoga Project

My new book The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga has got me thinking about all the ways in which people are excluded from yoga - reasons like social class, race, money, incarceration or general access. Much as we like to think yoga is accessible for all and inclusive, the reality is that there are … [Read More...]

The eight limbs of yoga

An Overview of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga

This article is an edited extract from K-L's new book, The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga, from the section called Yoga History, Philosophy and Concepts. It's a huge topic area, but in seven chapters, there is a succinct overview of much of the territory you might come across in yoga class - … [Read More...]

What's your purpose?

Embody Your Purpose: Insights from an Off the Mat Workshop

by guest author Jen Wilson, Off the Mat, Into the World I had never been to a ‘proper’ yoga workshop before despite I’ve practiced on and off since my teens. To start with I guess I thought yoga was cool, a bit hippy – I dug that. As life went on I wanted and needed more yoga, but I wasn’t sure … [Read More...]

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Yoga Resources & Reviews

Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga Blog

If you're working on a home practice, one fantastic, free, online resource is Anmol Mehta's blog, Devoted to the Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment and Kundalini Yoga. His depth of knowledge on these subjects and his generousity in offering free online detailed courses with feedback have turned … [Read More...]

Yogawoman NZ premiere April 2012

A review of Yogawoman: Inspirational and empowering

by guest author Cathryn Monro If you are looking for inspiration to get on your mat, sign up for a class or give yoga a go, then Yogawoman is the movie for you. Yogawoman has a “You can do it” message and presents yoga as simultaneously appealing and accessible, something to aspire to without … [Read More...]

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The eight limbs of yoga

An Overview of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga

This article is an edited extract from K-L's new book, The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga, from the section called Yoga History, Philosophy and Concepts. It's a huge topic area, but in seven chapters, there is a succinct overview of much of the territory you might come across in yoga class - … [Read More...]

Keep the knees super-bent in downward dog to take all stress out of the lower back and let the pelvis tilt forward.

The beginner’s guide to yoga: Part 2

Part 1 of this series in the Beginner's Guide to Yoga gave you a heads-up on things to be aware of before rocking along to your first yoga class. You might have been to a few classes now and so have got your head around the right clothes to wear, how to fuel your body before and after class, how … [Read More...]

L.-Farrah-Furtado

Pranayama – It’s Your Medium to the ‘Super Soul’

by guest author L. Farrah Furtado India… the place that heightens the sense of penetration into another worldly reality, or the world beyond this one; a world within a world. I am currently in Mysore, India taking a pranayama, mudra and philosophy course at the  Krishnamachar Sri Patanjala Yoga … [Read More...]

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The joy of yoga

Kickstart 2010: Are we having fun yet?

If you started your 30 days of yoga sadhana on January 15th then you’ve been practicing for 10 days now. You are one third of the way through your sadhana. Are you having fun yet? Maybe that seems like a strange question. Maybe you expect yoga … [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 bought the book in print or electronic … [Read More...]