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Āsana means posture in Sanskrit. In modern yoga practice postures of many varied kinds are synonomous with yoga. It hasn't always been so, and there are some who regret that the non-postural associations of yoga are being lost. Perhaps classes that almost exclusively concentrate on postures should be called Āsana classes, not yoga classes!
iRest® is a simple meditation for modern day living. It helps you to tap into a place that is always calm and at ease, no matter what life is bringing. Tina Shettigara, South Australia's first Certified iRest teacher, gave a presentation on iRest at the March 2018 Soul Talks. Find it here.
Answers to all the questions we are most often asked about starting yoga during pregnancy for fitness and wellbeing. Find the answer to your pregnancy yoga questions. Is pregnancy yoga a birth class? Will motherhood yoga keep you fit? Can you overstretch doing yoga while pregnant? Send us any question that we haven't asked and we'll pop it up here.
The four great attitudes of the heart, friendliness or loving kindness, compassion, joy for others, and equanimity, are the pathway to peace and happiness, according to Yoga Sutra I:33. This article provides a translation of the sutra, transliteration of the words and a recording to help you learn to chant it.
International Day of Yoga is celebrated on 21 June every year around the world. Summer solstice in the northern hemisphere lends itself to great outdoor events and rallies, but downunder we are in the middle of winter, nevertheless, southern hemisphere yogis also get into the mood and hold events to mark the day.