December 6, 2019

The Yoga Teachers & Studios Who Won Big at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards

Yoga was well represented at this year’s New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards. Justine Hamill of Wellington’s Awhi Yoga won the prestigious Mind Body Instructor of the Year award, […]
November 12, 2019

Announcement: Mind Body Instructor of the Year Finalists 2019

It’s that time of year when we publicly honour and celebrate the Yoga and Mind Body teachers who are making an impact in their communities. These […]
November 8, 2019

Feeling it in Your Bones: How to Explore the Skeleton in Yoga

by Paul Cohen, Bone Yoga Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox I love inquisitive questions, particularly those that change the way we look at our bodies and […]
October 28, 2019

A Return Home – I hoki mai ki te wā kāinga

by Jase Te Patu, Awhi Yoga & M3 Mindfulness for Children Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox They say that the practice of yoga is a […]
October 25, 2019
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Yoga of Action! How to Embrace Kriya Yoga for Positive Change

by Heather Robinson Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox There is something in yoga practice, isn’t there, which brings us in touch with ourselves. It is […]
October 22, 2019
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Pranayama: It’s Not All Mung Beans & Tofu

by Mary Watson, Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox My passion for Pranayam was fostered during a 3-year sojourn at the Sivananda Yoga Centre/Ashram in Henderson, […]
October 18, 2019

5 Social Media Strategies for Yoga Teachers & Studios

Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox by Travis Mattern, Fitness Education Online I’ll start this off by saying I am by no means a yoga expert! […]
October 15, 2019
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Trust in The Flow: How Reflection Can be a Tool for Yoga, Singing & Life in General

by Sarah Spence Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox ‘Mindfulness’ is a buzz word these days. I ponder whether ‘reflection’ will join it, given that leadership […]
October 10, 2019
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Yoga, the Digestive Fire & Health

by Swami Karma Karuna, Anahata Yoga Retreat Originally published on The Yoga Lunchbox Fire is a force of nature. It is used for survival, however, if […]
July 4, 2017
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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
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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
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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, […]