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How to Work with the Ascending & Descending Breath {video}

by Kara-Leah Grant This is the first in a six-part series of Yoga Explorations which takes you through a creative Mandala Surya Namaskar - or a circular sun salutation. The focus on this series is … [Read More...]

It's time to get our flow on.

Putting the Flow Together: A Complete Mandala Surya Namaskar {video}

by Kara-Leah Grant Welcome to the last article and video in this series of Yoga Explorations. Yes, you've made it all the way to the end and now it's time to bring everything together in one … [Read More...]

Life is both rainbows and menacing storm clouds.

Giant Integration: Feeling Good vs The Truth of the Moment

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat For over a decade now I've been living deep journeying into the Self. Post-Bali was no exception. I'd stirred up, identified and released a negative core … [Read More...]

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Life is both rainbows and menacing storm clouds.

Giant Integration: Feeling Good vs The Truth of the Moment

by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat For over a decade now I've been living deep journeying into the Self. Post-Bali was no exception. I'd stirred up, identified and released a negative core belief centred around the third chakra. This was difficult work and intensely liberating all at the … [Read More...]

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MIchelle, the TGY editor scopes out Himalayan yoga ashrams

An interview with Michelle Taffe, founder of The Global Yogi

Thanks to the connective and informative power of the Internet, it's never been so easy to find what you're looking for... and that includes in the yoga world too. Michelle Taffe, a Melbourne based yogi, writer and entrepreneur is the founder of The Global Yogi, a website dedicated to helping … [Read More...]

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Potluck Goodness from the Archives

Osho's depiction of "Zorba the Buddha"

Am I a bad yogi because I want to eat steak?

Last week I received a comment from a reader prompted by the article they'd been reading, Will yoga give me a great body? I have recently started yoga, been almost a month & I love it. I have been doing "The Paleo Diet" - Lean Meats, Fruits, … [Read More...]

Home Yoga Practice

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...]