Is a 50/50 Split Always Equal?

Is a 50/50 Split Always Equal?

For most of us women that live in a western world we have been told that we have equal rights to men. Women can be doctors, lawyers, and company directors; in fact we even had a female Prime Minister, but is a 50 / 50 split always equal? One of my 1:1 balance...

New Years Resolutions Yoga Style

New Years Resolutions Yoga Style

Have you been thinking of your new years resolution for 2012? I wonder why we place so much emphasis on them? Since starting a serious yoga practice several years ago, I’ve stopped putting so much importance on new years resolutions. A sadhana is like a new years...

Rest vs Party

Rest vs Party

I’ve noticed how busy many of our lives already are so it astounds me that we become even busier in the lead up to Christmas and New Year. It's a toss up between rest vs party. Many of us scramble to make time to catch up with people before the New Year and recently...

But My Family Stresses Me!

But My Family Stresses Me!

If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family - Ram Dass So your family stresses you? Christmas, Hanukah or Summertime periods usually mean spending time with the family we grew up with. The same individuals that taught us about boundaries, often...

Prana and Apana – the air coming in vs the air moving out

Prana and Apana – the air coming in vs the air moving out

Prana as a general term refers to the life force that flows through all things. Of the five primary pranas in the body, two pranas – the prana and apana– are regarded as the most important. Where does parana live? Above the navel – it accumulates at the base of the...

11 11 11 – Hello Aquarian Age

11 11 11 – Hello Aquarian Age

'The Flow of Eternal Power' is one of my favorite Kundalini Yoga books, and author Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa says 'The Aquarian Age isn’t just something that we started singing about in the sixties, it’s an actual measurable time period that parallels major changes in...

The Pursuit of Life Balance

The Pursuit of Life Balance

When did it become so difficult to juggle so many things and have a balanced life? Somehow it seemed so much easier when the world was less accessible with technology like it is today. The longing and pursuit of life balance is like that carrot that keeps getting...

Happy Halloween – time to honour our ancestors

Happy Halloween – time to honour our ancestors

When do we honour our ancestors? I’m a huge fan of dress up parties. Nothing builds rapport faster that donning a costume that helps you express your alter ego or in my case on Saturday, the shadow side of my personality. Aside from choosing costumes or trick or...

How do we speak with our actions?

How do we speak with our actions?

Finding our voice is a journey for many of us especially as we are taught to annunciate our words at school, we even develop our accent thanks to the region we grow up in, but do we ever learn to communicate consciously? How do we speak with our actions? In spiritual...

Is a daily practice important?

Is a daily practice important?

Is a daily practice important? Ask any professional athlete or musician and they’ll probably tell you that they need to cultivate their art in order to perform their best. Ask a gardener, a painter or a yoga teacher, and they’ll probably tell you that it’s the best...

What triggers you?

What triggers you?

Triggers. We all have them. Whether they stem from a new relationship, a certain food, a distinct smell, a conversation, or even a TV program, they exist to show us that we may still have some healing to do in our lives. Do you know what triggers you? Our emotional...

Do affirmations really work?

Do affirmations really work?

Affirmations. Do they work or are they just a bunch of words that hippy loving vegetarians use? I get asked this all the time, as a 1:1 balance session with me sometimes incorporates affirmations to reprogram your cellular memory as part of your homework. Yes. But do...

10 Great Ways to Spring into a Detox

10 Great Ways to Spring into a Detox

There are so many great ways to spring into a detox, but I've chosen 10 helpful tips to get you started. 1. De-clutter your home. I try to be incredibly mindful of the amount of clothes I have, especially because as a yoga teacher I get paid to be barefoot and in...

Forgiveness Heals

Forgiveness Heals

Forgiveness heals like nothing else in this world. Do unto others, as you would want others to do to you.  So how does the concept of an eye for an eye fit in here? How do we forgive someone who has hurt us beyond belief? How do we overcome an incident that has...

What’s Your Tell?

What’s Your Tell?

What's your tell? Do you even have one? Many shrewd and experienced poker players gain victory in many games and tournaments by finding what out the other player’s indirect physical giveaway is. My dad says he knows all of my mum's unique tells and she says the same...

11 things to know about Kundalini Yoga

11 things to know about Kundalini Yoga

1. Your body grows stronger as each exercise is done repeatedly for 1 or up to 10 minutes and your eyes are usually closed so that you go at your own pace 2. The repetition of a targeted movement based on your body's meridians  strengthens your nervous & glandular...