Life as Sacred

To live life as sacred is to honour life. All life - from the food I prepare to eat, to how I eat, to taking a shower, to speaking with a friend,…

Strange Times

Upon a balcony in Brunswick, I soak up the last of summer. The slow drone of traffic is pierced by a siren speeding down Sydney road. This sound used to remind me…

Space and Rhythm

It is important to create space and generate our own rhythm. When we have no space we may find ourselves speeding, or┬ástuck, and swinging between the two. But when we pause, take…

Wishing for Simplicity

Wishing life could be simple Stone, water, earth, tree Animal and human in harmony But everything is shutting down Tension is rising And my mother's isolated and singing from a balcony My…

The Heart in Yoga

In yoga the heart is central. We first tune into the heart energy located in the upper torso/ chest space. As our practice deepens we feel this energy coursing through our body…

The Beauty of the Rise

We will always fall. We fall into fear, into darkness. Falling invites us to experience the exquisite beauty of rising. We keep falling, We keep rising, Allowing light to fill our being.…

The Importance of the Exhale

Never underestimate the power of the breath. Seemingly such a simple, understated medium, yet the breath is everything - it is our life and it composes and expresses the quality of our…

Attention, Presence, Liveness

Have you ever noticed when you give your attention to your plants how well they grow? Or when you gaze with appreciation upon your cat how her eyes shine, and she begins…

Releasing Ourselves from Our Identity as Human: Moving Beyond Head-centricism

In hatha (physical) yoga sometimes it is useful to let go of the idea of being human. To move without your head dominating, to understand yourself as a unified organism, is to…