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 […]
October 25, 2018
J. Brown Yoga

Yoga Teacher, Heal Thyself – by J. Brown

by J. Brown, Originally published on J. Brown Yoga. There is a performative aspect to teaching and promoting group yoga classes that sometimes leads to a […]
October 25, 2018
Waves on a beach

How Your Unconscious Beliefs Shape Your Body & Mind

by KeiShana Coursey, Opti-mum As a midwife and yogi who has walked alongside women and observed (with curiosity and kindness) their navigation through all that is […]
June 20, 2018
New Zealand Professional Yoga Conference

New Zealand’s First Professional Yoga Conference – November 2018

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.