by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat This was originally sent out as the editorial on October's Monthly Digest. People loved it and a asked me to publish it on the website, so here it is, with an update. Today, I sat down with a spreadsheet and whipped up a calendar for my month. I blocked out the hours when Samuel is in childcare and I wrote down all the weekly and monthly tasks I need to do to keep my business running. It was a sobering exercise. Even allowing for extra … [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 guest author Swami Neelmani First, let us look at the word relationship. What does it mean? A relationship is an association, a connection, a bond, an ongoing exchange, a link which occurs with ourselves, other people, nature, animals and objects. There are a variety of things we can have relationships with in life. In relationships we connect and interact with something or somebody else, through our mind, emotions, energy and actions. Possibly the most challenging, confronting … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat As many of you know, Wanderlust is coming to New Zealand and Australia next year - first with one-day city-based events, and then in 2015 with the whole four day festival she-bang. I'm one yoga teacher who's been selected as a Wanderlust Wayfarer. Wayfarers are a network of teachers who spread the word about Wanderlust to their local communities. As part of my role, I had to send in my bio and a photo of me. Should be easy right? I'm all over the … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat I'm sitting at my computer listening to a great DJ mix on Soundcloud, doing my daily work for The Yoga Lunchbox. Formatting and editing articles, dealing with advertisers, answering emails, posting on social media. Underneath the surface, as I work, I'm aware of a shift in my energy. This shift happened a few weeks ago. Maybe a month. I'm not quite sure. Whatever it was that had been driving me incessantly to publish on the internet - ever since … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat It was one of those behaviours or activities that started softly, softly, slipping in under the mat and under awareness. A shared bottle of wine once a week. A shared bottle of wine twice a week. A bottle of vodka in the house - a cocktail before dinner four or five times a week, then a glass or two of wine. Never more than two or three drinks in a night, never every night of the week. But still... As time went by, this behaviour began to … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat This month marked nine years since I returned from overseas, after having two psychotic episodes and ending up in Vancouver's Lion's Gate Hospital's Acute Psyche Ward. I was a mess. Eight years prior to that, I'd left New Zealand after completing a journalism certificate, heading overseas to seek fame and fortunate. I'd been runner up to Dux at high school, invited into two Honours subjects at University and voted Most Likely to be Prime Minister of … [Read more...]
by Anthony Light Editor's Note: Anthony recently completed 100 days of yoga classes at Flow Hot Yoga in Christchurch. Downward dog can actually become a resting posture. Sound a little exaggerated? Well it can sound that way on days where I am feeling tight or tired. But for most of the time I’m now content hanging out in Downward Dog and observing how my body and mind adjust to the posture. If you had said that to me before a few months ago, I would have laughed with a small … [Read more...]