By guest author L. Farrah Furtado About once a year, I discard my to-do list. I leave my so-called “real” life in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and go to Victoria, BC where I was born and raised. I have been living in Asia since 2002. I wear many hats. I am a Hatha yoga and meditation teacher, a Reiki master, and a published author. Taiwan has given me the luxury of freedom and a decent budget to pursue my hobbies and to travel 4-6 times a year. When I visit Vancouver Island I have no car, no … [Read more...]
With so many different styles of yoga out there, how do you know which one is for you? In this section you will find a diverse range of perspectives on the different kinds of yoga practiced in The Yoga Lunchbox community.
by guest author Nick Potter Nick Potter is a 'renew-ability practitioner' and writer on Re-Be. His passion for yoga gels well with his interests in positive personal, social and environmental change. He’s practiced Ashtanga yoga regularly since 2005. He's also part of the Off the Mat, Into the World NZ & Australia leadership team. Last week’s article on Why I may never take another yoga class generated some lively discussion. Some people also felt it was critical of Ashtanga … [Read more...]
by guest author Amanda Reid, of Samadhi Yoga. Each soul has a role to play. Each human has something to say. May consciousness prevail so we can come through the veil of arrogance and ignorance to the joy and happiness of life. May we count our blessings to be beautiful, bountiful and blissful. - Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga is an ancient and powerful school of Yoga utilising the science and technology, and reaping all the benefits, of Hatha, Raj, Mantra and Laya … [Read more...]
I want to let you in on a secret. Ok, it's not really a secret, because I'm telling you right? But until I actually experienced this for myself I had absolutely no idea of how powerful this particular yoga practice is. It is the most powerful practice I have done. Ever. … [Read more...]
by guest author and Wellington Yoga Teacher Bruce Foley The term 'Freedom Yoga' has a very nice ring to it. I immediately attach the emotion 'Joy' to the idea of 'Freedom'. Other associated words that come to mind are 'liberation' and 'self-determination'. That last word leads us towards another more weighty word which is 'responsibility'. Almost verbatim, Erich Schiffman describes Freedom Yoga as: Not deciding in advance what you are going to do, but instead listening inwardly, and … [Read more...]
I love this video (see below)... it's Sarah Tomson Beyer doing her brand of yoga, Flowmotion - and yes, that's trademarked. But don't get upset about it, because who cares, it's all about the yoga right? And when I watch Sarah, I see such beauty, such grace, such inspiration... and I want to be able to do that, feel that, be that. In my own way of course ;) … [Read more...]