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Sattva, discipline and questions of balance

Each month, at the New Moon, I have been facilitating an intention setting practice at Gertrude Street Yoga that honours the art of turning inwards. Together, we practice slowing down, tuning in and offering our bodies and minds spaciousness.

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A generous heart

Today it was stormy and cold on the coast. I was inside, the company of our pets and the rain on the roof keeping me warm. I set my alarm later now, and I am learning that it is OK to rise later, in time with the sun and not with my ego. Most days, my morning practice is softer, quieter, less physical. On the days that I work from home I have no tram to catch, no traffic to battle...

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Svadhyaya: waves and oceans; self and consciousness

Like many of my students, I'm not especially interested in forms of yoga that feel like cotton wool, or pop culture mysticism. My learnings in yoga and Ayurveda have shown me intelligent systems designed to both provoke and comfort, and as much as I like tarot cards, hip hop and fashion, I tend to keep my yoga pretty yogic.

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