Quick Guide: Satyananda Yoga Ashram

This week, I headed out to a well known Satyananda Ashram in Rocklyn, Victoria. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s pretty much a secluded dwelling planted in an {often} hindu style learning environment centered around the world of yoga.The DEEPER world. I’m not just talking about the ‘Asana’ (poses) you see on the mat here, […]

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Satya: Finding Your Truth

Following on from “Ahimsa” (non-violence) as posted a few weeks back, it is believed that the five Yama’s should be followed in numerical order to purify one towards the final stage of Ashtanga yoga; spiritual enlightenment (Samadhi). “As truthfulness is achieved, the results of the Yogi’s actions naturally result according to the will of the Yogi”  […]

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Yoga: A Beginners Guide to Finding Zen

Originating from India, Yoga is not exactly new science. However, with the trending “wellness” theme replacing pure fitness, it is definitely something that is becoming more popular by the day. If you’re new to yoga (often translated simple as “union”), the whole scene can be one big, confusing “I think I’ll just download the app”. […]

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Ahimsa: Inner Peace through Non-Violence

Yoga is more than just the Asana or postures on the mat. When studied at depth, it is broken down into Pantanjali’s eight limbs or branches, where part one, is focused on the Yama’s. To simplify this, a “Yama” (five in total), is an ethical practice one must adhere to in accordance with the yogic lifestyle. Consequently, […]

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SWADHYAYA: The Art of Self-Study

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be”   I remember hearing one morning at Sampoorna Yoga (For Body Mind & Soul) India after “Leave your ego at the door”, that you “should not compare yourself to the person on the next mat”. The […]

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Becoming: GRATEFUL

When I’m happy, I often forget to write. I forget to see that the beauty in my struggle has forged past all that holds me back; the injuries, the illness, the skeletons in the closet, the weather, the lag in motivation, the exhaustion and all of the road blocks and people who doubted my ability […]

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Holistic Health – What does it really mean?

Holistic Health: What is it? Holistic. Over the past few years, this word has often been linked to medicine, food, environment, yoga, fitness, mindset and lifestyle. All too often it is thrown around as a fashionable term for marketing a technique or product, but what exactly is it? From the origin holism, “a theory that […]

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