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A Journey: Lacrosse to Yoga

A Journey: Lacrosse to Yoga

International competitions to internal meditations, my journey from the lacrosse field to the yoga mat.

 

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Emma - Sep 15, 2021

Mind, Body & Yoga

Mind, Body & Yoga

Have you ever thought of Yoga as therapy beyond the bounds of just your body? Or maybe you’ve experienced sinking into a deep stretch and found unexpected emotions arise? If so, it’s not as much of a surprising phenomenon that you may think.

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Rongomai - Sep 12, 2021

Ugh Yoga... When you're really not feeling it

Ugh Yoga... When you're really not feeling it

There are days when yoga feels incredible. You’ve been waiting the whole day for your class and afterwards you’re somehow feeling both relaxed and energised. But even after those kinds of classes, it’s still such a struggle to keep up with your new yoga fix. 

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Jade - Sep 10, 2021

Why hip openers?

Why hip openers?

The pelvic girdle at the base of the spine is an exceptionally complex part of the human musculoskeletal system. No wonder it’s always given a good amount of time in your yoga classes.

 

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Emma - Sep 4, 2021

Yoga: too good to be true?

Yoga: too good to be true?

Relief from stress, anxiety, back pain, neck pain, improves flexibility and strength, improves concentration, seems like everyone should take up this hobby!

 

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Prema - Aug 28, 2021

Yoga for Athletes

Yoga for Athletes

Imagine walking into a yoga class in Wellington and seeing the All Blacks squad on yoga mats in downward facing dog. Not the usual reason you would see the All Blacks in Wellington, but funnily enough it’s not out of the question. Yoga and the benefits are proving.

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Giselle - Jan 18, 2021

Top 5: Yoga Backbends

Top 5: Yoga Backbends

1. Bhujangasana (Cobra) 2. Salabasana (Locust) 3. Ustrasana (Camel) 4. Dhanurasana ( Bow Pose) 5. Anjurasana (Crescent Moon)So my yogis for top heart-opening and working into the lumbar and sacral spine - say hello to backbends !! Ideal following some dynamic heating...

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Vital Yoga - Nov 23, 2020

Holistic Yoga: The Season for a Spring Cleanse

Holistic Yoga: The Season for a Spring Cleanse

We’re thankfully moving into spring! And this season invites a renewal of energy, growth and maybe even taking the time for some internal spring cleaning. The winter blues may still be lingering and it’s probably a good time to let go of our comfort eating that came...

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Jade - Oct 8, 2020

What Would a Yogi Eat?

What Would a Yogi Eat?

We all know that feeling: we leave the gym or the studio (yoga or dance, take your pick) and feel an urge for a sugary treat. Our mind plays tricks on us, telling us that we ‘deserve’ it given the hard work we put in. You’re sweating, hot, dehydrated and tired. It’s...

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Giselle - Sep 17, 2020

Yoga and Coffee: A Wellington Thing

Yoga and Coffee: A Wellington Thing

Wellington is a city where most things in life involve a good cup of coffee. For many people who do yoga in Wellington, coffee and yoga are part of the morning routine. Waking up properly means a bit of surya-namaskar (sun-salutation) or an online class and a locally...

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Giselle - Sep 4, 2020

Yoga is for Everyone

Yoga is for Everyone

"If only I didn't work so much, then I could get into yoga..." I repeated that same excuse to myself, maybe half a million times, over the last few years. I work in hospitality, which means I was either working, sleeping, or trying to catch up on the rest of my life....

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Kathleen - Aug 27, 2020

Diary of a Lockdown Yogi

Diary of a Lockdown Yogi

I am lucky I have always been a pretty disciplined and focused kind of person when it comes to my asana and meditation practice. Creating your routine and staying steady brings balance. Thrown into the midst of a lockdown, trying to work a busy job now at home, being...

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Esther - Aug 5, 2020

Yoga for the people – Better Health & Life

Yoga for the people – Better Health & Life

What would your perfect yoga class consist of? Break it down for me. Are you needing that deep stretch yoga for runners?  So many people are putting in the effort to find eco-friendly commuting options like walking, running, or biking into the office. Maybe a little...

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Kathleen - Jul 6, 2020