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Yoga Me Well Blog Archive

Chaos: the New World Order?

Yoga teacher Paul Wooden put me onto the hilarious You Tube series, “Will it Blend?”.  Beaming smugly, Tom Dickson blends iPads and other semi-precious consumables to dust in a tech-eats-tech world. Besides being excellent advertising, it’s a poignant statement about our obsession with possessions; they’re so very temporary.

Heedless consumption is shoving the globe into a blender and according to Mother Earth  – volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, flood and fire – we’re about to achieve our lowest goal yet by pulverising ourselves. It’s a fearsome call to attention but the upheavals confronting us herald a necessary new world order. 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 for Blokes

Inside every man is a tree 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.

But we need more blokes. Not because of the gender imbalance, but because men deserve to be let in on women’s biggest 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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Holidays on the Inside

The retreat sounded lovely: early morning meditation, yoga asana and pranayama, chanting, nature walks, lots of time to sit and just be.  I live simply and though once a hard-core backpacker, I faced that boxy room with its holey, hard, single mattress on an unswept floor and the fist-sized hole in the wall with faltering equanimity. It was the vegetarian `dinner’ of thin soup that tipped me into prickly aggravation. 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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