Entries by Christina Jagusiak

More than chocolate

HAPPY EASTER! Whether you are religious or not, Easter provides a wonderful opportunity to connect and celebrate. Whilst it can be a time for family, holidays, festivals and chocolate, Easter is a time of new beginnings, a 'cleaning of the slate,' and spiritual awakenings. Easter is seen as a season of rebirth, bringing optimism and […]

Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox is a point of union and balance between the Light and the Dark, between Fire and Water, between the Yang and the Yin. The Autumn Equinox reminds me to balance all parts of myself, the active and the passive, the known and the unknown, the outer journey and the inner journey, the […]

Love Has No Labels

Love Has No Labels In this heartwarming, admittedly-tearjerking video for the U.S. Ad Council’s “Love Has No Labels” campaign, an x-ray screen projects individuals behind it as skeletons kissing, hugging, holding hands, and dancing in front of a throng of curious onlookers. When the skeletons step out from behind the projector, the crowd cheers in […]

Sleepasana

Whether you're a night owl with early bird aspirations, a troubled sleeper, or just in need of a little help relaxing before bedtime, some gentle yoga before you tuck in can help. Studies, like this one, have shown that people who consistently practiced yoga for just eight weeks enjoyed significantly better sleep—both their length of […]

Mini breakdown

It's 3pm and I'm still in my pj's waiting earnestly for Kailash to fall asleep. I just want to get some sleep or at least do a yoga nidra and feel somewhat human again. I am perplexed how such a little being can be so time and energy consuming! Last night I had a mini […]

Why do we sleep

Why do we Sleep? Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist. Translation: He's an expert on the body's sleep cycles. In his 21-minute, fact-filled and sometimes humorous speech, Foster slays several common sleep myths. Not all of us actually require eight hours of sleep. And, sorry, while heading early to bed can make you healthy, there's […]

The Year of the Sheep

The Chinese New Year coincides with the second new Moon after Summer Solstice, beginning this year on the 19th of February.  2015 is the year of the sheep/goat/ram and falls under the element of wood. The Sheep is a Yin energy, a symbol of Peace, Harmonious co-existence and Tranquility. The primary and fundamental mood for […]

One Month Old Today!

One Month Old Today! In the last month we have used 1 disposable nappy, 18 eco-disposable inserts, washed 326 cloth nappies ... and Kailash still prefers to go nude! I'm someone who likes to be organised, focused and on time! I knew that I'd need to let go of these ideals as a new mum […]

Why I am teaching by donation classes?

Why am I teaching by donation classes to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation ... For reasons dear to my heart! My family is riddled with Breast cancer. So much so, my mum is having a Double Mastectomy, both breasts removed, later this year. Being the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia, my […]

My baby boy … I owe it all to yoga

72 hours since the birth of our baby son Kailash Ananda Carroll...I sit here in complete awe. I know he is all thanks to the practice of yoga. At the age of 16, I was told I would never be able to have kids naturally. I had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition that […]

Summer Solstice

Jai summer! Today, in the Southern Hemisphere, we celebrate the Summer Solstice. It is the height of the summer—the longest day and shortest night of Earth’s solar year. Solstice literally means “standing of the sun” so the easiest way to connect to this stellar turning point in the Earth’s yearly cycle is by reflecting on our […]

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas The past 9 months have been such an incredible experience. To capture some of the precious moments I made this short clip! Enjoy! Namaste, [hr] [hr]

The 30 Day Affirmation Challenge

What is the 30 day affirmation challenge? It's a challenge to change the way you think and feel. Out with the Negative, In with the Positive! Often on the 1st of January resolutions are made, most only last a few weeks! Yet everyday is a new day, a new beginning and that's why this year I'm […]

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance It’s always good to begin a new year with a positive outlook and clear resolutions, but it’s not so easy to maintain these as work piles up, deadlines loom, and the day-to-day grind wears away our best intentions. With this in mind, I wanted to start the […]

Seva – selfless service

Seva (pronounced say-va) is a Sanskrit word yet there is no word in English that really defines seva. Service itself is not seva. Seva is serving and helping others with compassion, serving not for personal gratification but to uplift others. Seva is not meeting your own aims, but offering that service as a homa, as […]

Give a Surprise

Give a Surprise Hear we are on day 11 of our 12 Days of Giving countdown to Christmas. Today is all about giving surprises! I was totally touched by this clip and had to share it - GiveBackFilms made a great little clip on paying for people's drive thru. For today, get the karma and […]

Give a compliment

Give a Compliment Hear we are on day 2 of our 12 Days of Giving countdown to Christmas. Today is all about giving compliments! I was totally touched by this clip and had to share it - SoulPancake recently set up this give a compliment/get a compliment booth in L.A., and tons of people came […]

4 Days of Silence

Every year I partake in a Vipassana Meditation Course. Normally the courses run for 10 days but being 8 months pregnant I was invited to do just 4 days. Thrilled by the opportunity, considering it may be my last for some time, I packed my bags and set off to Worri Yallock, Victoria. As usual […]

Where to get your OM on while I’m away

We are so blessed to have an abundance of highly skilled and authentic yoga teachers on the Mornington Peninsula. So I have no doubt that you'll find a class just right for you! Yoga in the Park Mornington continues this year! Beginning on Saturday 27th December through January (no class on new year’s day). Enjoy […]

The Power of Giving

The Power of Giving I was incredibly touched and moved by this short Thai film made by TrueMoveH. It reminds me how sometimes the ones who give the most are also the ones that need it the most. I remember a quote I once read which goes something like - 'we come to the world […]

T’was the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas and right through the space All the yogis were chanting and vibrating with grace. The yoga mats were rolled along the floor with care, In hopes that ease and comfort would soon be there. The students relaxed from their head to their feet while life hurried by, outside on the […]

How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over Take it as grab-‘em-by-the-collar advice. Mel Robins is known for her candid outlook to life problems. That should work to jolt our mental blocks. In this talk she gets to the point quickly on how to get unstuck. The secret which is no secret is that you have to […]

Feeling like a failure

Being 32 weeks pregnant, I know my hormones are all over the place but I can't help but feel like a failure. To promote my online, Empower with Home Yoga courses, this year, I launched two telesummits. The first one was successful, I learnt a ton, inspired hundreds and made a profit. The second one, […]

Success in your practice

Success in your practice Success in your home yoga practice really depends upon your state of mind. It's easy to get hard on ourselves and think we are not doing enough, not practicing 'good' enough or 'should' be doing something else. What we focus on gets bigger! So by focusing on the lack or the […]

Unique Home Yoga Practice

Unique Home Yoga Practice Everyone's home yoga practice will be different. There are innumerable styles, techniques, times, places, props etc. Finding your unique practice, one that suits you, is apart of the explorational journey of yoga.   On the quest to find uniqueness and inspiration, I was fortunate to interview Robin to find out how […]

Procrastination in your practice

Procrastination in your practice There is no 'right' time to practice. Procrastination can often stand in the way. Rather than to and fro about when, where, what etc. just do it! Getting really clear on the benefits practice gives and what you are consciously choosing to do in it's place, helps us to define your […]

Distractions in your practice

Distractions in your practice Distractions are inevitable. To set ourselves up for success we need to know the distractions that arise and how to work with them. Get honest, observe your patterns and become aware of all the obstacles that limit you, so you can overcome the distractions and enjoy the benefits of yoga on […]

Yoga in everyday life

Yoga in everyday life Take your practice off the mat and into everyday life by using the innumerable tools of yoga! By applying the ancient techniques and systems that yoga offers you can live your life with more ease and liberation. For today, make your practice work for you! Namaste,

8 secrets of success

8 secrets of success Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the real secrets of success. Namaste,

Home Yoga Summit starts soon!

Home Yoga Summit starts soon! www.satyaliveyoga.com.au/summit/ You are all signed up for the next Home Yoga Summit. The teachers we have speaking on this event are OMazing! It would be awesome for you to share this event with your friends, your family, anyone you think would benefit from doing yoga at home and in everyday […]

The next Home Yoga Summit

The next Home Yoga Summit! www.satyaliveyoga.com.au/summit/ I'm super excited to be launching the next Home Yoga Summit on October the 6th and would love you to join me. I've interviewed some of the best yoga teachers from around the world to find out their tips, tools and motivations to inspire you in your home practice […]

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! Embrace this magical time of transformation and rejuvenate yourself with asana, pranayama, meditation, nourishing foods, herbs, and self-care techniques. This month in all my classes, the half day retreat and on the facebook page I'm focusing on cleansing and how you can utilize this ancient practice to bring balance, health and vitality to […]

Aware of your Habits

Aware of your Habits We are all creatures of habits and our habits and routines serve a purpose, they help us throughout the day. By doing things the same way over and over again we don't have to think or be so engaged in the task at hand, at times this can be very beneficial. […]

Chanting Practices

The Sanskrit word ‘mantra,’ means sacred syllable(s) or sacred word(s). Across the literature, mantras are described as vibrational formulas that are recited silently within, spoken, or sung outwardly. The sound vibrations of mantras permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve and repose. For thousands of years, yogis have stressed the […]

Gayatri Mantra

GAYATRI MANTRA   om bhoor-bhu-vah SVA-ha tat-sa-vi-tur-va-reë-YAM bhar-go de-va-sya dhee-MA-hi dhi-yo yo nah pra-cho-DA-yaat The 24 letters of the Gayatri Mantra have been designed in such a way  that the mere chanting of this Mantra activates subtle energies in the subtle nerves (Naadis) of the tongue, throat, brain centre and palate. It's scientifically proven to […]

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

MAHAMRITYUNJAYA MANTRA   om tra-yam-BA-kam ya-jaa-MA-he su-gan-dhim pu-ñhöi-var-dha-NAM ur-vaa-ru-ka-mi-va ban-DHA-naat mrit-yor-muk-shee-ya maam-RI-taat The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is a potent combination of sounds that, if repeated with faith, dedication and perseverance over a period of time, is known to bestow longevity, and to cure illness. It wards off evil or negative forces by creating a protective psychic […]

Shanti Path

SHANTI PATH     om saha-naa vavatu sahanau bhunaktu saha-veeryam kara-vaavahai tejas vinaava dheeta-mastu maa vid-viñhaavahai om shaantih shaantih shaantihi hari om   Translation May the Lord protect both teacher and student, and may He cherish us both. May we work with full energy that our study be perfect and give good results. May we […]

Full Shanti Path

FULL SHANTI PATH     asato maa sad-gamaya tamaso maa jyotir gamaya mrityor-maa amritam gamaya saraveñhaam svastir bhavatu saraveñhaam shaantir bhavatu saraveñhaam poorëam bhavatu saraveñhaam maìgalam bhavatu lokaah samastaah sukhino bhavantu om trayambakam yajaamahe sughandhim puñhöi-vardhanam urvaa-rukamiva bandhanaat måityor-mukñheeya maamritaat om shaantih shaantih shaantihi hari om   tvameva maataa cha pitaa tvameva tvameva bandhushcha sakhaa […]

Durga Path

DURGADVATRINSHANNAMAMALA   (32 Names of Durga, or “Durga Path”) The Durga Path is chanted to fill you with courage and inner strength to overcome and transform the negative, restricting, limiting destructive forces in your life. Durga represents the Cosmic Mother, the remover of obstacles, chanting with this intent helps to stimulate and awaken the energy […]

4 yoga moves to boost immunity

It seems as if the cold and flu season is packing an extra punch this winter. But did you know that yoga can boost immunity and help you prevent getting sick? Yoga can help protect you from marauding viral invaders like cold and flu germs because it: ♥Detoxifies and oxygenates your system ♥Reduces stress and […]

The ecstasy of surrender

Dr. Judith Orloff on the ecstasy of surrender. You can sabotage success by pushing too hard. Surrender is the antidote to stress in a world that relentlessly conspires to interrupt creative thought. Surrender boosts your brain's endorphins--euphoric, opiate-like pain killers--and serotonin, a natural antidepressant that allows you to relax, have more fun, and succeed more […]

Create a sacred space

Create a sacred space Rituals are what create the sacred space. People can get confused and think you have to go somewhere to experience that sense of ease. That you have to go somewhere to do your yoga practice. This isn't true. You can practice yoga in your own home, in the office, in your […]

2014 Blissful Retreat

Reminiscing over the Blissful Bali Yoga Retreat in May this year. Can't wait til the next one! To check out the next upcoming retreats check the retreats page

Havans – Sacred Fire Rituals

Last month on our Winter Solstice retreat we embraced an ancient Tantric yoga practice, a sacred fire ceremony, called a havan. Havan is a fire ritual also which has its origins in Indian Vedic culture dating back over 4500 years. It is also called agnihotra, homa therapy or yagyopathy and these terms tend to be […]

Vibrations and the mantra AUM

Every wonder why you chant AUM in yoga? It's explained here. Please note - this was one of the first videos I created ... don't hold it against me! Whilst it may not be one that I'm super proud of, the content is very valuable.

Water, Consciosness & Intent

Water, Consciosness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto Dr. Masaru Emoto undertook extensive research of water around the planet not so much as a scientific researcher, but more from the perspective of an original thinker. At length he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form that water showed us its true nature through. He […]

The 4 ways sound affects us

Julian Treasure gives this profound 5 minute talk on the 4 ways sound affects us. It really enhances the awareness as to what and how we can select our environments to assist our physiological, psychological, cognitive and behavioral responses. When we chant the mantra 'AUM,' listen to our breath and tune into the sound of […]

Hips and hamstrings

One of my beautiful home yoga students recently asked for a 15-20 minute morning sequence to target the hips and hamstrings. So here it is. This intention of the practice is to provide relief from backache and hip stiffness by stretching and massaging the hips, hamstrings, and calves, enjoy -   You might like to […]

The ABC’s of teaching private yoga

I feel so honored to be apart of the Yoga Teacher Blog Tour. 30 Yogis from around the world share their skills behind teaching private yoga! This blog post is one in a series of the #yogateachertour, a blog tour for yoga teachers looking to up-level their impact by teaching one-on-one private yoga sessions and […]

What you’re really thinking during yoga

Just reminds us how easily the mind gets distracted. The best tip is to notice what your thoughts are saying ... this creates some distance between the thoughts and the Higher Self. We can remember we are not just thoughts, we are beyond! Namaste,

Healthcare Rebates

More private health funds are offering a rebate as part of "extras cover" for yoga classes. Contact your health fund directly to find out if you are eligible. Advise us of the specific receipt requirements (each fund asks for different details). Always let your teacher know of any injuries or relevant medical information especially if […]

Yoga while traveling

Yoga while traveling Tips in practicing when you're on the road - Be flexible During travels your asana practice on the mat changes daily, sometimes you won’t have enough space in your room to actually unroll the mat or the towel so you might have to improvise and explore different postures on the bed or […]

8 Foods to Boost the Immune System

It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away! These pretty surprising nutrients will help keep your immune system on guard and add an extra flu-fighting punch to your winter dishes! Yogurt Probiotics, or the "live active cultures" found in yogurt, are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract […]

Winter Solstice Yoga Practice

Enjoy this Winter Solstice practice as you take the time to pause and create a quiet space to welcome the sun back into your life. For a shorter practice just use the first part of the practice, which is done lying down. For a longer practice incorporate some sun salutations Winter Yoga Practice     […]

Self-knowledge through the Chakras

Understanding the chakras, or vital energy centers, gives us self-knowledge at every level of our being... The word chakra literally means a “spinning wheel”—an apt metaphor, as spirit uses the chakras to weave the fabric of life. The chakras govern our behavior, shape our emotional life, give expression to our deepest desires, and build the structure of […]

Mindfulness

My dear friend Melli, also known as Mrs. Mindfulness, has created this awesome video on mindfulness. What is Mindfulness ... And What Does it Mean to You? This is particularly beneficial for taking your yoga practice off the mat and into everyday life! Namaste,

Mindfulness in May

The Mindful In May One Month Challenge Mindful in May is for beginners and more experienced meditators. It aims to bring the benefits of meditation to you, whilst improving the lives of others. For the month of May 50% of profits from our community yoga classes will be donated to Charity Water, a not for profit organisation that […]

Garden to Fork Yoga Retreat

Here is a glimpse of the last Garden to Fork yoga retreat. Our focus was RAW food. The next retreat is on 10th May to 'Spice up Your Life,' we are learning about spices and how you can make bland foods taste yummy! For bookings - Yoga and Food Retreat

Relax with awareness

Stress is anything that disturbs the body’s homeostasis and causes it to go into the fight or flight response. It’s our bodies mechanism to protect itself. We need it for creativity, learning, and our very own survival.  Stress, however, becomes a problem when it is overwhelming and the stress levels are extended for a period […]

The opposite of fear

What's the opposite of fear? Fear, it can be gripping, intense and paralyzing to our entire being. Every one of us has experienced it at some time in our lives, and for some, many times. However, if we surrender to it and draw upon our innate rresource of wisdom through our higher selves, we are […]

Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga for diabetes includes postures and breathing exercises that are designed specifically to target and stimulate the pancreas. By improving blood flow to the pancreas, yoga postures for diabetes rejuvenate the organ’s cells and improve its ability to produce insulin for the body. When beginning yoga for diabetes, it is important to start with simple […]

I am so excited to announce the BIG project I've been working on - 'The Worlds First EVER Home Yoga Summit!' I've created this online event to empower YOU in your home yoga practice. The best thing is it is totally free and you can do it in the comfort of your own home! Join me with […]

Meditation Course

Still the mind - guided meditation course Join us for this unique personalised 5 week course, designed to give you the tools and space to learn how to 'go within'. a powerful tool for daily living In this course you will learn to: rest the body and calm the mind increase concentration and clarity nurture […]

Self-care is self-less

Over the years I have had a lot of resistance towards 'SELF-Care' even mentioning the words raised the hairs on my back. I felt guilty. Indulgent. Unworthy... Believing that I must put my family, my partner, my work, my students, my emails, my calls, my neighbor, my pets, my....(the list continues), above me, sent me […]

Goal setting

What are goals? Goals provide visualization of a future outcome. They are precise statements of specific commitments to produce measurable results. The translate priorities into action. Why set goals? Gives clarity - How are you supposed to manifest and achieve your dreams if they are not clearly spelt out? Setting your goals gives you clarity on what you […]

Gift for you

This one hour class is a balanced and well rounded practice to help balance and restore the body, breath and mind. Enjoy... Namaste,

Terms and Conditions

  Payment Policy A $250 (non-refundable) deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve your booking on the retreat. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks prior to the retreat (14th April 2014).   Refunds and Cancellation Policy Refunds will be given according to the following scheduled; for ca   We understand that […]

Accommodation – Anand Ashram

Anand Ashram Ubud, Bali During our 5 night yoga retreat we will be staying in the beautiful and spiritual hub, Anand Ashram. Located 3 km from the heart of Ubud and surrounded by rice fields, Anand Ashram provides a peaceful environment and tranquil space perfect for cultivating YOU time. How is this retreat different to […]

Eat your greens

Did you know dark leafy greens are the foods most commonly missing from our diets? Do you remember being nagged as a child to 'eat your greens?' Learning to incorporate them into your daily menu is absolutely essential to keeping your body healthy and your immune system strong. Greens purify the blood, improve circulation, boost […]

FREE online live classes

Satya Live Yoga goes 'LIVE!' Seriously, who doesn't enjoy having loads of energy, radiating wellness, shining from the inside, thinking clearly and feeling nurtured and healthful?! As you know, yoga will provide these awesome benefits, so, to support you in your well-being, we have a gift for you.... FREE live online YOGA CLASSES! Every Tuesday […]

Fun Photo Competition

This spring we celebrate Yoga for everyone and Yoga everywhere! We invite you to join us and STRIKE A POSE... Take it to the streets, the park, the patios – wherever inspires you. Take a quick snapshot in your favourite pose. Post your photo to our facebook page by 30th Nov for your chance to win!!! […]

Validation

Validation. A simple way to feel great...go and validate! Check out this fun video - For today, tell someone how great they are!

Excess water killed me, yoga healed me

Today tonight interviewed me to capture just how important it is to have moderation. In the broadcast they unfortunately missed the most important part....Yoga healed me. Read on to know the whole story and how yoga was a big part of the recovery process. 7 years ago I thought I was as healthy as ever. […]

Cleansing breath – Kapalbhati

Kapalbhati Sit in a comfortable seated position with the spine neck and head in alignment. Have the eyes lightly closed. Exhale through both nostrils with a forceful contraction of the abdominal muscles. Let the following inhalation take place passively by allowing the abdominal muscles to relax. Have the inhalation as a spontaneous recoil, involving no […]

September Equinox

As those of us who live in the Southern Hemisphere of our planet embrace the return of the light and sunshine of Spring, our sisters and brothers in the Northern Hemisphere are embodying the exact opposite experience as they prepare for the Autumn winds. The beautiful reflection of the opposite experiences embodied within the whole […]

Natural Detoxification Process

"Spring Cleaning" for Our Body! The body has its own systems that work to eliminate waste products and toxic substances. This is the Natural Detoxification Process. Three of these systems are the: 1. Circulatory system  Pumps blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen to and carrying waste products away from the cells of the body. 2. […]

Cleansing Kitchari

Kitchari, kitcharee, kicharee however you spell it is the most basic nourishing meal from the Indian sub-continent. It’s a mushy mix of rice and beans. Turmeric turns it yellow and enables g.i. tract reparation and optimization. Other spices are added to warm the gut, digest ama, and work their adaptogenic magic. All in all, kitchari […]

Jala Neti

Jala neti is a process of cleansing the nasal passages with salt water. This encourages easy breathing so that air can enter the lungs unimpeded by mucus or built up dirt. A lota (small pot with a long spout) is used to pour water into the nose. It is generally made of brass, though any […]

Trataka – Steady gazing

Trataka - Steady gazing Trataka is a wonderful meditation and cleansing technique to help still, center and purify the mind. To put it briefly, trataka it is the Sanskrit word that signifies "steady gazing." In this practice the gaze is fixed on an object for some time and then that object is visualized clearly with […]

5 Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Yoga offers tremendous health and wellness benefits for everyone. It is becoming increasingly popular among athletes and sports enthusiasts. Here are 5 key reasons why Yoga can be beneficial for those involved in sports and athletic training programs. 1) Yoga enhances recovery - most vigorous sport activities generate lactic acid in muscle tissue.  If lactic acid […]

Funny Yoga Scene

Our favorite quote: 'Remember, this is not a competition...'Although you two seem to be the best in the class.'   Hope it brings a smile to your dial xx

Relaxation poses

Proper, purposeful relaxation offers the greatest amount of renewed strength in the shortest length of time. After extended exertion or stress, perfect rest in the form of relaxation is the principle which revitalizes the nerve centers, collects the scattered forces of energy and invigorates the body. The three relaxation poses of Yoga for complete relaxation […]

Marjarasana – Yoga the back

Marjarasana, also know as the cat-stretch pose is a simple yet powerful yoga asana for many back ailments. The pose does many things, among them establishes ideal spinal alignment strengthens and stretches back muscles develops coordination of spinal movement. Stabilizes the sacrum to release lower back pain Supports back by engaging abs Loosens spine Stretches hips A […]

Prenatal Yoga – the power of sound

Vocal Toning can be one of  the most VALUABLE tools for the birthing mum. The voice is one of the key areas of expression: expression of joy, pain, sorrow, anger and the list goes on. Most women in labor naturally use their voices. Vocal toning allows you to capture the power and usefulness of your […]

21 Days of Yoga

Home yoga practice - I'm so excited to be sharing this with you. 21 Days of Yoga has been a project I have given love, tears and over 500 hours to. And now it's ready! I developed this course because many students have expressed how challenging it can be to practice yoga regularly. They love […]

Polenta Pizza with spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Polenta is a wonderful dish that goes with breakfast, lunch and dinner and it can be served hot or cold, soft or hard making it one the most versatile foods. Since polenta is gluten free it can easily replace wheat based meals. Serves 4 Time - 2 hours (1 hour 30 mins prep, 30 mins […]

Be OK with your MUD

In the yoga tradition, the lotus is rich with metaphor that inspires us to embrace all parts of ourselves - the beautiful flower that is above the surface as well as our roots and origins in the "mud". Your "flowers" are the parts of yourself that you find most appealing, it's "your good side" and your […]

Connection

We hear this word often in yoga world, and in the non-yoga world for that matter. Connection. But what does it really mean? Does it mean to hop on facebook and post something on someone’s wall? To find the answer to this questions I got on my yoga mat to be in complete inquiry. As […]

Yoga laughs

When is the last time you laughed until you cried?  Who was it with?  What was it about?  Is laughter a part of your daily beauty routine?  How about smiling?  Frowning?  Scowling? CHALLENGE: Live today like the happiest person in the world.  Smile too much.  Laugh too easily.  Hand out compliments when you don’t feel […]

Creamy Date Porridge

In the Southern Hemisphere it's getting cold in the mornings, and it's dark when we wake up for work. We are less and less inclined to make a real breakfast in the morning, but we need it more than ever. Rolled Oats are my favorite hot breakfast. They are also the easiest, and the fastest. […]