Connection, Compassion and Kindness

I haven’t been a good blogger lately, or maybe ever! I get lots of ideas at different times, have it all in my head but somehow it doesn’t make the journey from my head to this page. So it’s time to share more and this is really important because at the end of last term (term three) I felt, more than ever before, that there was an increased sense of connection in all my classes between the participants. I was reflecting at the end of term during my two week break and recalled how lovely it was to witness the
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The Three Lost Postures (Version 2)

By Kel Fox We’ve finally finished this post! Some of you got an advance reading of Part One; either read it again, or skip on down to Part Two, where Sarah and I look at some of the emotional connections to the Lost Postures. My observations about the three postures is that the common theme in all is good hip flexion. In losing these postures, have we lost the release that comes with deep hip flexion? I ask Sarah for some ideas.  Part One I talk a lot about how to take yoga off the mat and find it in
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: activating the warrior within

This post is the third in our Yoga for Balancing Your Energy System series. If you missed the first two, check them out here: Mooladhara Chakra (1) and Svadhistana Chakra (2). Chakra three, Manipura, is all about igniting and activating your agni, or inner fire. Manipura is your centre of will, so fostering a strong internal fire here is vital for fulfilling your life purpose. Manipura is where you develop your determination and endurance. Our chakras are not the source of our energy; we need to manage our energy by activating it then channeling it accordingly through our chakra system. A
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: aligning into one’s own place

I like to think of my body as a temple that facilitates the full expression of my soul. It puts a whole new meaning on how I care for this body temple! As we continue our theme of extreme self care, what could be more important than honouring our own temple? In my last post, we explored the first chakra and the importance of grounding to establish your foundation within your body. I hope you felt the difference some intentional grounding can make to centre the base chakra. This week we will explore the second chakra, svadhisthana, and its meaning
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: entering the physical body

Balance in life is all about energy management. Your energy management. As energy beings we are made of energy. Everything we interact with is energy, all of varying vibrations. Last week I talked about values and vision. I’m working on my new vision board collecting pictures, words, photos and planning where I’m going to place them. I’m also working on bringing my vibration into alignment with my vision. That brings me to the issue of balancing my whole energy system, starting with my base chakra. A chakra is an energy centre, a spinning vortex of subtle energy. In Sanskrit the
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Managing your energy – Energy Block Release sequences

Greetings and welcome to my first blog for this new yoga term. As I have been reflecting on what to share with you through this platform I felt that a great way to start the yoga term would be to shed some light on these amazing sequences we refer to as EBRs. Some of you are very familiar with them and others not so much. It is always good to refresh our memory on why we are doing certain things and learn more that will add to your practice of these amazing sequences. As a traditional Dru yoga teacher I
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Surya Namaskara

This term we have been practicing the sun sequence, Surya Namaskara, and as I have been reading more about this ancient, time-honoured sequence, I want to share some of the information I have found with you. Surya Namaskara is a practice that has been handed down from the sages of Vedic times. In many cultures throughout history the sun has been worshipped as a daily ritual because it is a powerful symbol of spiritual consciousness. This sequence is very complete within itself as it works on all our levels of being: It stretches, massages, tones and stimulates all the muscles
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Taking Yoga Off the Mat

It’s with great pleasure that we share with you this week a great photo of Judy taking yoga off the mat and onto the board on the Blackwood River in Augusta. Judy is a wonderful advocate for taking yoga off the mat as she so often demonstrates when we are on retreat together. Always up for some yoga in the bush, and in any weather, Judy brings her sense of adventure to her yoga practice wherever she goes. Keep it up Judy, you’re inspirational 🙂  
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Greetings from Kel (and a Melbourne daffodil)

Hello reader yogis, Kel here, hijacking Sarah’s blog while she’s away in the Eastern states. We travelled over together to attend a module of Dru Yoga Teacher Training – me so I could finally finish my course, and Sarah so she could be a senior teacher on the module. We met some lovely people while on module, many of whom wanted Sarah to stay! Don’t worry, she’s coming back, but not ’til next week, so you get my insight this week. You are probably all familiar with the Energy Block Release sequences of Dru. They are powerful tools to move
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