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OM – What’s it all about?

We chant OM at the beginning and end of every class. The symbol is everywhere, and although many of you enjoy the feeling and the unity that comes from a group chanting OM together, you’re probably also wondering what its all about!! Here’s some information to help deepen your understanding and connect your heart to this ancient sacred syllable.  AUM …

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Are your hamstrings okay?

Do you have a hamstring tear? Over-stretching can easily damage your hamstrings and if you keep ‘trying to stretch them out’ they can get more damaged and take years to heal. Long walking can make the hamstrings a little tighter but it is often in a good way. Definitely don’t try to stretch out a hamstring tear because it would …

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To Savasana or Not to Savasana

Here is another brilliant post by my friend and yogic genius blogger Anthony Grim Hall – Anthony has included the following extracts from our book the ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’ that Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier have written about Savasana: ***** “The supine yoga relaxation (savasana) for 5-15 minutes at the end of each yoga practice is important …

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Cardiovascular work is very important

Cardiovascular work is very important. But many people have it the wrong way. Cardiovascular health is when the blood flows and circulates very easily but the heart hardly has to beat. Many people, especially in Australia, shorten and abbreviate words and by calling ‘cardiovascular exercise’ simply ‘cardio’ this puts the emphasis in the wrong place. The emphasis should be on …

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Preparations and pre-requisites for headstand

In traditional yoga teaching you could only progress to a more advanced posture after you had satisfactorily demonstrated to your teacher that you could do the postures that have come before it. This guarantees that the new more advanced posture can be performed safely. To be adequately prepared for the Headstand (Sirsasana) you have to have first mastered  the ‘Shoulderstand posture’ (Salamba …