September 19, 2019

On Ahimsa, Self-Reflection & Being a Dick

by Nicole Allan, Raw Yoga Yoga, like most things, was and is heavily influenced by the humans who learn it, teach it and live it. Over […]
September 18, 2019

Life, Before and After iRest

by Una Hubbard, Finding Centre I’ll never forget my first encounter with iRest® founder – Richard Miller. I was in the Gold Coast at the first […]
September 18, 2019
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How to Optimize the Fascial System to Move, Feel & Live Better

by Ian O’Dwyer, SOMA It interests me greatly to observe the various types of exercises and programs that are prepared and delivered by physical trainers, therapists, […]
June 18, 2019

Nominate your Favourite Yoga Teacher

Hey New Zealand – it’s time to nominate your favourite yoga teacher for ExerciseNZ’s Mind Body Award! True Dedication You may not realise it but hundreds […]
April 12, 2019

Proprioception: Some Practical Tips to Reconnect the Disconnected

by Sonya Simpson, Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox Early in my yoga teaching career, I guided a group of five website developers in a corporate […]
December 21, 2018

Yoga Therapy in New Zealand: A Panel Discussion

One of the many conversations we explored at the inaugural Hauora Yoga Conference was about yoga therapy in New Zealand. This conversation took the form of a panel […]
November 13, 2018
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Could All Yoga Classes be Trauma-Informed?

by Sandra Palmer, Integrative Therapy For most of us reading this article, entering a yoga studio and completing a yoga class will be taken for granted. We […]
November 13, 2018

Note to a Younger Self: Systemic Abuse & Individual Response in Yoga

by Donna Farhi, On December 16, 2017, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered a landmark report; the conclusion of an […]
November 8, 2018
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Being Wonder Woman: Yoga & Feminism

By Sam Loe, Originally published on samloe.yoga I will admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the Wonder Woman movie featuring Gal Gadot. I loved watching a super-goddess […]
September 19, 2017

How Understanding the Kleshas and Gunas Helps Your Asana Practice

There are the Kleshas, described as obstacles of the mind. There’s also the gunas, or states of mind. Practicing asana begins to reveal the way our mind works, and the obstacles it throws up.
January 26, 2018
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How to Choose the Right Meditation Technique for You

Republished with permission from The Yoga Lunchbox, NZ’s most popular online yoga magazine by Kara-Leah Grant This is an interesting question – how can I possibly […]
January 29, 2018
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An Overview of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga

Republished with permission from The Yoga Lunchbox, NZ’s most popular online yoga magazine Extract from The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. Available for sale here.  by Kara-Leah […]
August 20, 2017

What does it mean to “breathe into it” in yoga?

There’s loads of phrases which yoga teachers toss around willy nilly that after time cease to have any real meaning. In particular, the much over-used “breathe into it” is gold – when you know what it means and how to apply it. The problem is, many people in a yoga class have no idea how to breath into anything other than their lungs, and many even struggle with that. So what does “breathe into it mean”?
March 8, 2018
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The Five Koshas Explained: How They Impact our Yoga Practice

Republished with permission from The Yoga Lunchbox, NZ’s most popular online yoga magazine. By Kara-Leah Grant Extract from The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. Available for sale […]
July 21, 2017

How to start a home yoga practice

The only way to connect with your internal guide, that yoga teacher that lives inside of you and can’t wait to get out, is to start a home yoga practice.