Australian Yoga Journal2 min lettiPsychology
Learn About Trauma-informed Yoga With Hala Khouri
IN MANY YOGA and healing circles, “trauma-informed” has become somewhat of a buzzword, referring to practices that are sensitive to the needs of—or specifically address the symptoms of—trauma survivors. The foundational intentions of a trauma-informe
Australian Yoga Journal9 min letti
PILATES YOGA: The Perfect Pairing
THROUGH YEARS OF YOGA CLASSES, I’ve gamely moved into Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) hundreds of times—balancing precariously with one hand on the floor, the other reaching skyward, and one leg shooting back from my hips. I thought I had it maste
Australian Yoga Journal4 min letti
Sequencing Method
Focus on the following in each pose: Feel the parts of your body that make contact with the ground, engage your core muscles to support your lower back (avoid gripping or trying to flatten your stomach), and breathe. When we breathe deeply, it can cr
Australian Yoga Journal3 min lettiPsychology
Free Fall
I’M STANDING IN A CIRCLE of 30-some people in a rustic yoga studio, peering through oversize windows at the lush, soggy woods outside—and trying my absolute best not to dissociate. It’s the last day of a five-day Yoga, Purpose, and Action leadership
Australian Yoga Journal2 min lettiPsychology
The Truth About Trauma
The Ally Circle is meant to crush assumptions, foster trust, and show that compassion can help us connect across differences. Suzanne explains why it’s part of the training: “Our work with Off the Mat is built on unpacking and taking accountability—f
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
COMPASSION AND Adversity
YOGA SUPPLIES many tools to wade across life’s choppy river. It’s why we practice. Take for example divorce. Divorce is awful. Isolation, loneliness and emotional turmoil can fester into resentment. Pretty soon you can easily find yourself spiralling
Australian Yoga Journal4 min lettiMedical
Straight From The Heart
As a child, James Doty believed the world wasn’t a very kind place. He spent the summer before eighth grade riding his orange Schwinn Sting-Ray bicycle around his hometown of Lancaster, California. He’d saved his money from mowing lawns to buy the fr
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Australian Yoga Journal
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Australian Yoga Journal4 min lettiPsychology
From The Lab To Real Life
While it’s great to know what’s happening physiologically when we show others and ourselves compassion (or don’t), it’s just as important to translate that learning into everyday life, says Neff. Take, for example, someone who is hard on herself. Chr
Australian Yoga Journal5 min lettiMedical
In The Now
Sorry, Beer Yoga, your time in the spotlight has passed, cause Gin Yoga is now a thing. Sydney Yoga Collective has partnered with Manly Spirits Co. & Distillery to offer a lubricating practice for your limbs – and social skills. What more could you a
Australian Yoga Journal3 min letti
Practice Self-compassion
When you’re having a tough day or struggling with something, imagine a friend or close family member coming to you with the exact problem you’re dealing with. Ask yourself what you’d say to them. What tone of voice would you use? What would your body
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
Media
Written by yoga teacher and healing practitioner Victor Archuleta, this book is a great resource for yoga teachers who want to share the magic of the chakras with their students in a digestible way, or for curious philosophers beginning to delve into
Australian Yoga Journal18 min lettiSelf-Improvement
The Namaste Breakup
Relationships can be like that. THAT’S OK. YOU’RE MOVING ON. BREAKUPS ARE NEVER EASY, no matter who initiates the split. By nature, decoupling injects fear and doubt into so many parts of our lives. It can make us question our very identity: how cou
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
SECRET YOGA ESCAPES: Beach Havens And Hatha
Think a quaint beach town, half way between Sydney and the Gold Coast, with ever so subtle hipster vibes (like vegan treats at the local supermarket and good coffee). Stay a skip and jump from the serene beaches at Driftwood Villa – a beautiful Airbn
Australian Yoga Journal3 min letti
Awaken in Flow
YOGA PRACTICES ARE designed to disrupt us. They do so by creating clear changes in how our mental, spiritual, and physical energies flow. These interruptions help us see and transform ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. I live in a tra
Australian Yoga Journal3 min letti
Surviving Abuse
I GREW UP IN POVERTY in a drug-addicted and violent family. Without necessities like proper food or shelter, and subjected to regular abuse, I ran away at the age of 13. Within two years, I was on the road with a 19-year-old man. Being so young, I wa
Australian Yoga Journal3 min letti
Keeping It Real
THE SMALL province of Kep, on Cambodia’s southwestern tip, is unlike the more populous areas in the country we’re always hearing about. It operates at a slower, quieter pace, and though Cambodia’s economy benefits greatly from tourism, this seaside r
Australian Yoga Journal2 min letti
Kids These Days
THE CHINESE video-sharing service TikTok combines the brevity of Vine and the story-telling capabilities of YouTube. In 60 seconds or less, the app’s yoga-centric subset of video creators serve up challenge or partner postures to viewers, and spread
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
THE PILATES Special Section
> THE RISE AND RISE OF PILATES > WHY BECOME A PILATES INSTRUCTOR? > THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PILATES > HOT PILATES V HOT YOGA > YOGA + PILATES: THE PERFECT PAIR ■
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
Tiktok By The Numbers
1.5 BILLION downloads worldwide 60% of US users are between the ages of 16 and 24 1.1 BILLION views of the #yoga hashtag 500 BILLION active monthly users - more than Twitter (330 million) and Snapchat (210 million) ■
Australian Yoga Journal3 min letti
THE RISE AND RISE OF Pilates
SCROLL THROUGH MINDBODY ONLINE, ClassPass or your favourite studio booking app and the Pilates reformer classes are all waitlisted weeks in advance. Why? Because a passionate, slightly eccentric German guy dreamt up an extraordinary system that build
Australian Yoga Journal2 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Clean Greens
MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1 tbsp avocado oil, divided100g (6 stalks) asparagus, trimmed and chopped2 green onions, thinly sliced3 cups baby mixed greens½ jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and minced8 large eggs, whisked¼ cup plain, unsweetened almond milk1 lemon
Australian Yoga Journal2 min letti
WHY BECOME A pilates INSTRUCTOR?
THE PILATES INDUSTRY is constantly growing, as the modality is being adopted and integrated into many existing allied health practices such as Chiropractic and Physiotherapy clinics, as well as the growing trend towards adding group Pilates mat and e
Australian Yoga Journal5 min letti
Returning to Whole
TAMARA GRAHAM RADIATES a palpable human warmth, even at a distance of 4000kms. Talking to her in Perth from Queensland, her voice is neither loud, nor soft; her speech neither fast nor slow. There is a quiet composure, a tender equanimity about her m
Australian Yoga Journal3 min letti
Top 10 Questions
1. Why should a yoga teacher consider becoming a Pilates instructor? In the same way that many people find yoga teaching a life changing experience, so can the study of Pilates teacher training. Pilates and Yoga are distinctly different and should b
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
Niyama
Shaucha ( ): purity, clearness of mind, speech and body Santosha ( ):contentment, acceptance of others, acceptance of one’s circumstances as they are in order to get past or change them, optimism for self Tapas ( ): persistence, perseverance, austeri
Australian Yoga Journal2 min letti
Hot Pilates V Hot Yoga
Both hot Pilates and yoga are designed to make you sweat. Sweating has many functions beyond cooling you. A Chinese study in 2016 indicated that the levels of most heavy metals were lower in those people who exercised regularly. “Heavy metals were fo
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
Painful Lessons
“What Yoga helped me with was knowing how to not pile suffering onto the pain.” “I have taught so many thousands of people and I know their stories intimately and what I realise is that everbody feels pain.Emotional, spiritual or physical, usually
Australian Yoga Journal1 min letti
Health Benefits Of Hot Pilates
Crank up the heat: Benefits of doing Pilates in a hot room include detoxification and boosting the immune system • Detoxification: sweating on a regular basis allows the body to release toxins and waste from within, providing room for vital nutrients
Australian Yoga Journal6 min letti
LIVING THE Yin LIFE UNLEASHING THE ENERGY OF QI
QI IS QUITE OFTEN DESCRIBED as something invisible and nebulous. It implies Qi is only observable to an altered state of perception which can only be seen by someone who has spent thousands of hours in quiet meditation. Unfortunately this is what’s c
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