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Emotions/Mind

5 ways to change your habits

Covid whether we like it or not has created the space as well as the imperative, to change habits and become more innovative in our life. In Australia, especially in Melbourne, we have had no choice…

Surf the waves of uncertainty

I write from Melbourne, where we are now in a State of ‘disaster’, a Covid lock-down with a curfew and significant limitations on our entire life until mid-September at least. Our State, Victoria,…

Yoga wisdom

Unlock your wisdom

When I was growing up wisdom and insights for me came from reading books, observing and admiring others. And also understanding very quickly when to keep out of the way of my brothers! Developing my…

Yoga Philosophy

Bula Fiji

My recent 12-day holiday in Fiji was a resounding reminder of the 4 ‘locks and keys’ in yoga, and the power of connection, acceptance. The ‘locks and keys’ in yoga (Sutra 1.33) explain how to…

Why meditate?

In a world that keeps turning at an ever-increasing pace, it feels essential to find a still point and experience our natural state of calm and peace. Current research, evidence-based guidelines and…

view of a bench on pier

How to heal your emotions

‘Your issues are in your tissues’. I like these words! I find them comforting. They were kindly spoken to me during my first yoga teacher training. My emotions were bubbling over and I was having a…

Lessons learnt from a Swami

I was delighted however truthfully super nervous, to host our overseas Integral Yoga® Swami Ramananda, in January this year. I only had about 1000 questions to the organiser on protocol! I cleaned…

Get rid of unhelpful thoughts

Last Saturday night (no not at the pub!) I sat preparing my mind and my intention for a havan (fire ceremony) at Satyananda ashram, which is situated deep within the Wombat State forest. I observed…

Keep your cool at Christmas

Christmas comes every year, followed by the beginning of a new year, yet each year we can repeat the same patterns. We get caught in the frenzy, put pressure on ourselves, anticipate family…

How to manage your mind for good

Manage your mind for ‘good’…

An early swim this morning with a friend in a rather cool, no-frills public pool had me reflecting.. it’s not only sitting on a meditation cushion that enables my mind to focus on the ‘good’. After…