Yoga Me Well Blog

Yoga for Peace, or Pecs?

Athletic yogaContemporary Westernised yoga evolves at a crazy pace, either reforming classical yoga postures by combining them with other practices (acrobatics, Pilates, martial arts, tai chi, theatre and dance), or updating classical posture work by sculpting it to music (Shakti Groove yoga, Punk Rock yoga!), practising in a hot room, or forming signature styles, such as entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury’s trademarked Bikram yoga, and John Friend’s Anusara yoga. The West is overly focused on posture practice, which was only ever a small part… read more…

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Walk a New Path

Spring WalkOne of my teacher’s decided to enjoy walking, after noting the expressions of determined “power walkers” and identifying herself among them. Hmm, sounded like someone I knew too.

I spent decades push-push-pushing myself to exhaustion and beyond in a misguided effort to live life with “purpose”. Being busy equalled “purpose” in the poorly written script I acted out daily.

Fancy giving yourself permission to relax and enjoy walking! To amble along, drinking in the colours of the day instead of planning next week. To feel the elements on the skin with sensual delight and enjoy rain showers, instead of worrying temporarily damp clothes. To feel the textures of unusual plants in pretty gardens. To draw in the fragrance of the life around, good or bad, and allow it to fill your senses.

Walking has offered me countless moments of beauty ever since, and blessed relief from a hectic day. Spring is definitely the time to See, Hear, Smell, Feel the world around you. Permission granted 😉

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Mindfulness Course – Happy Campers

As we head into the pointy end of the year, and the gallop toward Christmas begins, perhaps you know someone who could do with more mindful moments to keep life on track. Here is what the most recent participants had to say about the 6-week Mindfulness Course:

“The mindfulness and relaxation course has improved my life in all areas by giving me back control and the ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. I would not hesitate in recommending this course for anyone with the intention to change their life for the better. Lisa’s personal and passionate approach makes this course even better and enjoyable. Thank you!”

Rachael O’Connor, event manager

“Thank you Lisa, you have changed the way I look at life and I will always remember what you have taught me and moreso what you have done for me.”

Paul Ziccone, electrician 

“This has been a fantastic course and one I thoroughly recommend. The techniques used were excellent and have really helped me to become calm and positive under pressure and stress. I look forward to continuing these techniques and mastering them.  Lisa has helped me to have compassion for myself and others and to embrace ‘me’. Thank you for this amazing course.”

Karleen Radford, marketing specialist

Bookings essential:  Lisa 0409 473 162 (see details side panel)

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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