Category: Yoga

What is yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleeping” or “effortless relaxation, ” is guided meditation. The practice is usually done lying down, with a teacher leading the session. This practice helps us to focus inwardly and allows us to transition between wakefulness and sleep. When our bodies find their natural equilibrium (homeostasis), breathing becomes…

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The Limbs of Yoga: An explanation

Yoga means to connect, unite, or ‘yoke.’ We seek to connect with the true Self, also called the ‘divine essence’ or ‘ultimate selves’ or atman. This could also be called the soul. This way of thinking may not resonate with you. Yoga can also be translated as separation or disentanglement. We are disengaging…

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Ashtanga Yoga: The Primary and Intermediate Series

Each series starts with Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations). 5 of each A and B variations are followed by the fixed sequence. The ending sequence is the same for all series. The middle section has a different set of asanas depending on which series it is. Traditional poses were taught in a Mysore style,…

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Heart opening asanas

If you have been to a yoga class, you have practiced heart-opening asanas (physical postures). You’ve also probably heard yoga teachers talk about “opening up the heart space” and “energy fromthe heart center,” You may have wondered what that means. We also often talk about physical and emotional release in our practice. This…

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Interview: Georgie Holt of Fearless Bodies

To say we are excited about our upcoming retreat in Joshua Tree, California, is an understatement. The retreat has been created by women for women and is a unique opportunity to disconnect and reconnect at Cactus Moon Retreat. Mark the dates in your calendar – October 19th – 24th, and prepare for vinyasa…

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How Pilates Benefits Yoga

It’s no secret that at 213, we’re into good music and even better vibes regarding our class styles. Well! If you didn’t already know, we have some incredible teachers in Geelong running Hip Hop Pilates classes and Chill, Flow, and Hip Hop Yoga. Here are a few wise words from our Geelong teachers…

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How massage help in yoga

Massage can complement yoga practice in several ways: Relaxation: Yoga aims to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Massage therapy is known for its ability to induce relaxation by releasing tension in muscles and promoting a sense of calm. Incorporating massage into your yoga routine can enhance your overall relaxation experience. Improved Flexibility: Yoga…

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Mental Health Care Tips: Nurturing Your Mind for a Healthier You

I. Introduction In a fast-paced world, our mental health often takes a backseat. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge the significance of mental well-being. With an increasing awareness of mental health issues, the need for effective care tips has become more apparent. II. Understanding Mental Health A. Definition and Scope Understanding what mental health…

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