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The Voice of a Yoga Teacher: how to make your voice your best teaching tool

By Miriam Bauer – Basics – Yoga teachers can use many different tools to lead their students through a class, such as visual demonstrations and hands-on adjustments. Arguably, most important tool is verbal cues. During more than two thirds of a yoga class, students listen to their teacher’s voice. Every voice is different and you cannot make everyone love your...

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Opening the Heart

By Dr Monica Gauci In a yoga practice much emphasis is placed on opening the heart. Opening the heart has physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits. Rounded shoulders and a hunched spine are typically associated as the posture of someone who is less confident, timid, fearful or possibly depressed. We round our shoulders and stoop forward to protect our heart...

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Sun Salutations Part 2

The last article in this series was the introduction to the sun salutations series with an anatomical spin. In this article we will be exploring: How to lift the arms over your head. Raising the Arms It seems as though I have seen hundreds of variations on how students raise their arms over their head to begin a sun salutation....

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Sun Salutations Part 1

There is nothing that seems to cross all boundaries of yoga styles as clearly as sun salutations. Of course there are variations on the theme, but it seems that all styles do them. Sun Salutations put movement through all of the joints of the body and moves it in many directions. Perhaps we have a little difficulty in finding say,...

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Backbends in Focus

Yoga Minded: 20 October 2014: Backbends in Focus. Backbends require the front of the body to be in several key areas. In this video I show you the areas that students often experience restriction and provide some exercises to help facilitate a more comfortable and rewarding backbend journey. Melanie Cooper has been teaching yoga for 16 years, and training yoga...

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Superfood Focus: Chia Seeds

Love Food & Yoga Titbits: 06 October 2014: Superfood Focus: Chia Seeds These tiny black seeds are pretty incredible when you have a look at what they can do for us, from boosting energy to lowering cholesterol. Here’s why you should consider adding chia to your diet.. Nutrition: chia seeds are rich in protein, calcium, fiber and antioxidants, and for...

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How should our expanding knowledge of the role fascia plays affect how we approach asana?

23 September 2014: Interviewee: Julie Martin Question: How should our expanding knowledge of the role fascia plays affect how we approach asana? Julie Martin, Directory of Brahmani Yoga in Goa and international teacher is passionate about seeing the practice as a whole, physical, mental and spiritual. Particularly interested in the evolution of asana and exploring the practice in the true...

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Gold And Mud

Tim’s Scribbles: 08 July 2014 : GOLD AND MUD “Gold you find in mud. We are all pure by nature. But we cannot realize our purity because we have so much mud. We are influenced by so many things, because we do not have proper knowledge. The teacher helps separate the gold from the dirt in the student so he/she...

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Breathereflect

Tim’s Scribbles:14 January 2014 : Breathereflect reflect on the effect of your breathing permeating your body breathe again while you observe the chain reactions along your spine as your focus sharpens see your mind’s subtle slowing of motion allow yourself to do it dam up the extra movements of the mind notice the spacious edge of dharana dip into dhyana...

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Superfoods Focus: Spirulina vs. Chlorella

Love Food & Yoga Titbits: 25 February 2014: Superfoods Focus: Spirulina vs. Chlorella David Wolfe, leading authority on superfoods and advocate of raw foods and nutritional healing for many years, calls superfoods the ‘Food and Medicine of the Future’, due to their nutrient dense qualities, compared even to high quality foods like organic fruit and vegetables. To optimize health and...

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Cultivating Patanjali Body

Tim’s Scribbles: 21 December 2013 : Cultivating Patanjali Body In the energetic paradigm which lays the foundation for yoga We seek to unravel the vayus, shakti, kundalini Allowing our innate life force to flow towards its original source. We use asana to loosen this prana in our body and free it up from all restrictions. Technique and alignment properly applied...