Meditation and Pranayama workshop

Sat. SEPT 12th, 3-4:30pm Meditation and Pranayama (breath control) are integral corner stones of the yoga practice of 8 limbs.  While most of us find it relatively easy to make time for our asana (postures) practice, learning how to meditate without the interruptions of our busy mind requires another level of practice.  In this workshop, […]

Why rituals help us

Recently, I read an interesting quote: “People say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does washing – that’s why we do it every day!” Isn’t it interesting that we wouldn’t think of skipping our daily shower or brushing of teeth?  But when it comes to things like practicing meditation and mindfulness or getting on our […]

Why Fads Don’t Work

Paging through the weekend paper I was surprised by the endless lists of “top 10 things to do this year”, “top 5 diets to try” or the “top 20 latest fitness gadgets or trends” that will all easily, quickly and effortlessly transform your life and body.  Sounds too good to be true?  Well, it may […]

Yoga Practice: Force versus Intensity

Classical conditioning is deeply ingrained in our psyche and habits.  As such, we are often taught that ‘more is better’ and that there is ‘no gain without pain’.  In fact, I used to have this attitude when I first started on my yoga journey, having come from an athletic and intellectual background where you push […]

Injuries through Yoga?

Getting injured in yoga does occur from time to time, especially with yoga being sometimes taught in large, gym-like classes with little or no feedback from the teacher and an often competitive atmosphere.  While Hatha yoga is a form of physical activity, which by nature can involve risks, the reduction of yoga to just Asana […]

What is Vinyasa?

Have you considered stepping up your practice and taking a Vinyasa Yoga class?  But have been reluctant about it because you don’t know what’s involved?  Let’s try and get to the core of what ‘Vinyasa’ stands for and how it is incorporated in Yogita Yoga’s classes. Our interpretation of ‘Vinyasa’ is strongly linked to the […]

Yoga for Men?

According to an RMIT study of 4000 Australian yoga practitioners, around 90% of those who practice yoga are women.  This is particularly interesting since yoga was originally practiced in India exclusively by men.  Also, when you look at ‘famous’ yoga teachers, the majority of those are (still) men.  So what is it that holds many […]