Uniquely Yogita: Evelyn’s Malas

Each of Yogita Yoga Malas is hand-made by Evelyn and the associated gem stones have individual qualities and energies – each Mala is uniquely different! As beautiful complement to your Yoga and Meditation practice, Malas encourage you to pause, breathe and realign with your intentions. They motivate you to trust and believe and not lose […]

Guru Purnima

Last Friday, July 31st, we celebrated Guru Purnima: An occasion to give thanks to our gurus, teachers and spiritual guides. The first time ‘teachers’ enter our lives is probably in primary and secondary school and then possibly during tertiary education or when we enter a trade – some of those teachers we like, some of […]

Change of Scenery

A change of scenery and routine can be refreshingly positive for body and mind: Having recently returned from Germany where I visited my Mom and sister for two weeks, I had time to reconnect with my heritage and family and also found time to just ‘smell the roses’ so to speak – literally, as our garden […]

Connecting the Dots

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards.  So (for the present) you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.  You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give […]

What is Yoga?

You may have contemplated that question in your head or you may get asked why you do yoga and what it does for you.  And you may be past the point where it is all about the physical aspects.  In fact, maybe you are at the point, where you actually don’t know how to answer […]

The Importance of a Teacher

What makes a good teacher?  My definition of a good teacher is someone who inspires by leading by example; someone who you can trust without being dependent on; and someone who instills the faith in you to move beyond your current limitations.  I was fortunate to encounter such a teacher during our yoga practice in […]

The Path of Least Resistance

Some of you may recall me saying that the body tends to follow the path of least resistance. Let’s explore this concept not only form a physical but also from a mental aspect: The path of least resistance is essentially the ‘same old, same old’:  Emphasising what works well and what you are good at […]

Evelyn’s Yoga Smoothie

Yoga Smoothie Ingredients: 1-2 bananas 1 apple 1 orange Small handful of pitted dates Small handful of raw almonds 1 heaped tsp chia seeds 1 heaped tsp spirulina, wheat grass or an alkalising Greens powder 1 small chunk or a few slices of fresh ginger A few slices of fresh turmeric Freshly-ground black or long […]