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Yoga for Blokes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside every man is a tree pose waiting to grow...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga may still be a symphony of female limbs ‒ 85.5 per cent of students and 82.6 per cent of teachers, according to the Yoga Australia survey (3830 responses) ‒ but once enticed, men are more and more often glad they stayed. While the physical benefits are the initial drawcard, anecdotally it’s the ability to relax and release that convinces them.

We need more blokes.  Not because of the gender imbalance, but because men deserve to be in on women’s best kept health and sanity secret. read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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Aboriginal Healing

Earlier this year, my mind hobbled over a few issues, I visited   mind-body medicine therapist, Alison Corsie to find clarity. Among Alison’s modalities were some potent flower essences, not from the prolific fields of Britain’s Dr Bach, but from our own wildflower sanctuary of Western Australia. What excited me was that the developers had ratified the healing abilities of these buds by the indigenous Nyoongah people of WA who had been using them for the longest time.

It’s a large shame that that Australia’s indigenous medicinal mastery remains buried while we skull smelly herbal concoctions and welcome the incisive needles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since we’re already exploring the beauty and self-purifying rituals of Ayurvedic medicine and the healing vibrations of chanted Indian Sanskrit, why not the rituals, healing songs, ceremonies, herbal remedies our very own ancient tribes? read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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Yoga Etiquette

Some yoga nights (and we all have plenty of them), your unwieldy attention flickers from the annoying jangle of someone’s bangles to the cut and curve of another’s new season Lululemon top, or maybe it’s the savoury pong of some predecessor’s footprint on your mat that distracts you.

BO, cascading boobs, too-teeny yogi jocks and unleashing your inner gas; let’s unleash the unspeakables that taunt every yoga class. read more…

Liv Mitchell

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

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