Yoga for balancing your energy system: aligning into ones 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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Inviting yoga to deepen your daily experience

I invite you to walk with the question of “Who am I?” Or, “Who am I when I let go of the emotions, beliefs, perceptions, and roles that mask my true sense of self?” We continue on our journey of awakening consciousness by coming to our practice with a sense of wonder, an awareness that each time we come to our practice, we are never in the same place as before. We are affected by so many outside influences such as our environment, the people we share our life with, and our physical state of being. We’re also shaped by
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Video – Dru Power Sequence

As we are working on this sequence for our winter term of yoga I thought you might like a video of the sequence so you can practise at your leisure. Hope this helps and of course we will be working on this for the remainder of this term so you will soon have it stored in your memory and it will flow beautifully for you, giving you all the energy you need to move through your day energised and vibrant.  
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Off the beaten track and off the mat

Yoga anytime, anywhere. Here is Di, from our Friday morning class, in the most amazing camel pose while on her trip across the desert. I love this photo and it got me thinking how great it would be if others who leave the class to go on holidays could send in their photo of “yoga on holidays – anytime, anywhere “. Last term our focus was on building resilience as we worked each week with the camel. We warmed up with those lovely spiral movements to open up the chest and shoulder areas, working our way through the various stages
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