Yoga

Is Yoga Enough for Fitness?

I’ve posted recently about the HIIT workouts I’m doing, and it surprised some people. (Fair enough – I hate anything that involves jiggling about and getting out of breath.) But mostly the surprise was because I have a regular yoga practice, and some people assumed that would be enough fitness activity for me. To which

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General musings

Introverts and Extroverts are Handling This Differently….

The first time anything about our current situation really felt different for me was the day when they closed the gyms and yoga studios. Up until that point nothing much had changed in my day to day life – I was at home in between tours, and although I love going out in nature for

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General musings

7 Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity

Maintaining a healthy immune system is incredibly important right now for obvious reasons. Whilst it’s hard to target a single system of the body (because everything is interconnected), there are certain things which have been proven to improve immune system functioning, some of which you’d probably expect, and others which may surprise you. As a

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General musings

Useful Attitudes for Challenging Times

The Yoga Sutras of the great sage Patanjali are a treasure chest of helpful wisdom whenever life throws up its inevitable challenges. Meeting and resolving problems is what we, as humans, do – and we never actually get rid of all our problems (how dull would that be after about a day?), we just exchange

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Yoga

Yoga Marathon – surviving and thriving through the 108

Last Sunday I took part in a yoga fundraiser for wild animals affected in the Australian bushfires. Around 50 yoga teachers from the Sunshine Coast region came together for a donation practice of 108 sun salutations with all proceeds going to WIRES, who rescue, care for and rehome native animals who have been injured and

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The power of ‘yes, and’.

One of my less appealing qualities is my desire to control situations and fix things. And people. Ok mostly people. Probably the most valuable lesson I learnt whilst training as a yoga therapist was the value of holding space – of simply accompanying somebody as they share their story and not leaping in to fix

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I Hate Fear

Fear restricts, handicaps and even ruins so many lives. Fear is a bully and a terrorist. And fear has to be handled the way we handle bullies and terrorists: we don’t give in to them. It’s as simple as a decision. If you don’t want to be held to ransom by your fears, you have

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