by guest author Anna Coventry, Bubbles and Backbends. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? A unique and beautiful person inside and out? Or someone who needs to lose weight, tone up and get some more sleep? A lot of women - and more guys than you would think - suffer from body image issues. It’s unfortunately very common and it is very destructive to a person’s wellbeing and happiness. For a long time I suffered from poor body image that led me to see myself in a … [Read more...]
What does it look like to live like a yogi? In this section you'll find all kind of article about living life the yogic way - from conscious consumerism, to architecture and how to deal with hangover... Here you'll find out how yoga applies to all aspects of life!
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Oh I'm giddy with delight right now. I was up at 6:15am, over an hour ago, and my child has yet to surface. I've written my morning pages. I've written an email to the 489 lovely subscribers on my book list. I've downloaded the software to review the Kindle and ePub versions of Forty Days of Yoga, which have just been completed. And now I get to write! Yes, write! I love writing. Love it, love it, love it, love it. Hence the website and … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat It's 7am and I've been up for half an hour. Child-free time and totally blissful. Made even more so because since I returned from my book tour I've had no childcare at all. When my lovely Porse childcare woman told me she was stopping work to have a second child, I could feel part of me wanting to panic. "No, you can't! I need childcare. I'm a single mum with a start-up business who's just written a book! What am I going to do?" After all, I … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant I've been pondering the yamas and niyamas for a few years now. Reading about them, thinking about them, writing about them... and of course, living them out. The niyama on my mind right now is Svadhyaya, often translated as study. Seems to sum up my entire approach to yoga really - the study of the practice and the study of the Self. Without that, there is no yoga, just a bunch of fancy moves thrown together on a mat. Svadhyaya is the difference between rotely moving … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat I'm sitting in the Picton Ferry Terminal, about to head over to Wellington for my second book launch event. The first was at the International Yoga Conference and Festival at Kawai Purapura last weekend. It was both a blissful and challenging experience, and - as always - a learning experience. The bliss came in teaching a class to 40+ eager yogis and feeling the flow alongside them. It was such a joy to share my teaching and my yoga. It was … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Cut wide open. Seems a potent time to write. Learning to not make drama out of the drama. I'm up. I'm down. It's all just a ride. Hang on, stay centered, don't forget to take in the view. It's relentless. Designed that way I guess. No time to come up for air, except the time you make. There's always time. I know that. Talk about it in my book. Yoga. That's the time we make. God knows how single parents survive without yoga. Yoga's my secret … [Read more...]