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Benjamin Lorr on Why he Didn’t Write about Bikram & the Sexual Assault Allegations in Hell-Bent

by Kara-Leah Grant The moment I was a chapter into Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain and the Search for Something like Transcendence in Bikram Yoga I knew I had to track down the author Benjamin Lorr and … [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 … [Read More...]

Lucas Miles, Bikram Teacher

Video Interview with Bikram Teacher Lucas Miles on Drugs, Addiction and Yoga

by Kara-Leah Grant I first met Lucas Miles at the lecture Bikram gave in Auckland in January of 2012. He was this crazy tall, lanky tattooed guy who spoke a mile a minute and had some damn … [Read More...]

Working with the spine can take time & patience.

Mystery Solved! Why Bikram Classes Were Triggering My Back Pain

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Eureka! Since I wrote about my experiences with pain in Bikram classes, I've been mindfully watching my yoga practice, and eventually tip-toed back into … [Read More...]

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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...]

Oil-pulling - nothing to fear here!

Oil Pulling – What’s All the Fuss About?

by guest author Kate McLeay Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic health tradition for oral hygiene, detox and rejuvenation. I have been doing this practice daily for just over three years now with many benefits and really love it! I often recommend oil pulling to students and friends and keep … [Read More...]

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Perfect job? Right there!

My perfect job? Right under my nose

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Seven short weeks ago, I wrote about my excitement in choosing corporate work over teaching yoga for making a living. Now everybody's asking me if I've found a job yet. Well, yes. And no. What I've … [Read More...]

The World of Yoga

How uncertain are you?

How to embrace uncertainty and channel agency

by guest author Lucinda Staniland Let me start by telling you a story. Once upon a time I thought that one day I would grow up, get everything sorted out, be thin and nice and beautiful, understand how the world worked, and finally be a … [Read More...]