Meditation seat
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Just breathe: 3 easy ways to connect with your breath

Pranayama is one of the 8 limbs of Yoga, and a beautiful way to consciously connect the mind, body, and breath. There is a reason that 'Prana' means life-force. We reflexively breathe all day every day- without it, we wouldn't survive- but how often do you breathe consciously? ┬áPranayama has a large variety of benefits,… Continue reading Just breathe: 3 easy ways to connect with your breath

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The ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ Event Programme (NZ 2019)

You may have seen recently that I have been talking a lot on vetyogi.com about an upcoming special event I am co-hosting, with Sylvie Mclean, here in NZ in February 2019, called 'Surgery to Sanctuary'. We are proud to present two one-day retreats into the ancient practices of yoga and meditation, but in ways specifically… Continue reading The ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ Event Programme (NZ 2019)

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Webinar this week: Managing Stress and Meditating

Wednesday 7th November 10.00 (AEST) or 13.00 (NZ) There's still time to register for this upcoming Webinar co-hosted by Dr. Nadine Hamilton, a leading psychologist in the veterinary industry, and yours truly (a rare breed of veterinarian AND yoga teacher). Dr. Nadine will start by exploring key stressors for veterinary professionals, and introducing her evidence-based… Continue reading Webinar this week: Managing Stress and Meditating

Sukhasana pose
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Easy Seated Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

SUKHASANA Level 1: Beginner This is a neutral seated posture, and one you can use if ever you have to sit on the floor. It's a lovely posture for meditating in. 'Sukha' means 'easy' in Sanskrit. If it looks simple it's because it is, but improving your seated posture is important! Benefits: Stable and lengthening… Continue reading Easy Seated Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Corpse/Resting Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

SAVASANA Level 1: Beginner Despite being a resting posture, Savasana ('sava' = corpse in Sanskrit) can be considered to be one of the most difficult, as many people can find it challenging to surrender. It is a worthy posture in its own right, and a vital aspect of finishing a yoga practice. Even if you… Continue reading Corpse/Resting Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series