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
Fascia

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
Healing with trauma informed yoga

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
Wonder Woman Yoga Sam

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 […]
July 4, 2017
How to find a yoga teacher

How to Find a Good (Great!) Yoga Teacher

How do I find a good yoga teacher? How indeed? First, start by defining what a good yoga teacher means to you.
July 7, 2017

What happened when I stopped scrolling Facebook at sunrise

Two months ago, I decided to make a change in my morning routine and began setting my alarm an hour earlier every morning so that I could get up and spend 30 minutes practicing yoga before even glancing at my phone.
July 24, 2017

Annoying everyday situations that change with daily yoga

Since starting my day with a morning yoga workout, I find myself applying yoga and meditation principles into different daily situations. It has helped me handle what would normally have been a negative situation in a more positive way.
August 7, 2017
Yoga Legskin Tights

Study shows wearing activewear encourages physical activity

Women are more likely to pay more for performance active wear that is geared towards exercise and less likely to pay a lot for purely style-based active wear that may look good but has only limited functionality.
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”?
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.
October 1, 2017
rachel yoga

Me, Diabetes and My Travelling Yoga Pants

Hi guys I’m Rachel and I am a global yoga teacher whose been practicing yoga for 34 years. I am completely passionate about yoga, its meaning […]
October 10, 2017

Perry Phipps Story of Courage – Taking life to new Heights

I have but a handful of real fears in life and the 20 week challenge has taken head on in confronting one of my main fears, […]