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We extend our leg from the core - not from the foot. This creates integration and integrity in the posture.

How to Cultivate Abundance on the Yoga Mat Part 2 {video}

by Kara-Leah Grant Welcome to the second Creative Sun Salutation flow here on The Yoga Lunchbox. As with the last six-part series, the first two episodes in this series are free for anybody to access, and the final four are for Insiders only. (You can become a member of Inside the Box … [Read More...]

Abundance comes from the way we're connected to what nourishes us and the way in which we open ourselves to give & receive

How to Cultivate Abundance on the Yoga Mat Part 1 {video}

by Kara-Leah Grant Welcome to the second Creative Sun Salutation flow here on The Yoga Lunchbox. As with the last six-part series, the first two episodes in this series are free for anybody to access, and the final four are for Insiders only. (You can become a member of Inside the Box … [Read More...]

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Check out this awesome trailer for Y-Yoga Movie

Did I mention how much I LOVE yoga? And  that one interpretation of yoga is to connect, which is what this website is all about. After seeing the trailer for 'Enlighten Up one of my subscribers and fellow yogis just put me on to this yoga documentary also out now - now that's … [Read More...]

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The beginner’s guide to yoga: Part 1

Entering a yoga studio, or a yoga class for the very first time can be an intimidating experience. Everybody else looks so confident and relaxed and sure of themselves. They're all stronger and fitter and leaner and bendy as all hell. But every single person in that room was once a beginner - … [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...]

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How to start a home yoga practice

The only way to connect with your internal guide, that yoga teacher that lives inside of you and can't wait to get out, is to start a home yoga practice. And no matter what your level of yoga experience. No matter what you know or think you don't know. Starting a home yoga practice is … [Read More...]

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Hope for the world – Swami Muktidharma speaks

by Kara-Leah Grant The last time we had Swami Muktidharma on YLB, he shared the story of dreaming about his guru before meeting him. To our western minds, it sounds magical and mystical. But in the world of yoga, and yogis, it's commonplace. Yoga … [Read More...]

NZ Yoga Conference Easter 2013

Eleven reasons to attend the NZ Yoga Conference

By Kara-Leah Grant, I am so excited. The countdown is on to the NZ Yoga Conference happening this Easter at Kawai Purapura in Auckland (March 29 - April 1). It's the second annual conference and the organisers are expecting double the crowd they … [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...]