Yoga for back pain? NO deep forward bends. Please.

Stretching can feel great when your back muscles are tight. But deep forward bends are not the way to tackle chronic back pain. In fact, it can make things worse. An increasing number of yoga teachers are recommending long, deep forward bends for...

two yoga myths that are giving you back pain

Got lower back pain? You’re not alone. Over 80% of us live with lower back pain*, most of which is not caused by disc injury or serious illness. But if you’ve been trying to relieve the pain with some serious stretching, you might be making it worse.


I've been training yoga teachers for fifteen years, and I can guarantee one thing. About two thirds of the way through their yoga teacher training, most students have an ‘I’ll never be good enough to teach!’ moment. In fact, I worry about the ones...

5 things you need to know before you enrol for yoga teacher training.

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the plunge and become a yoga teacher. With new yoga teacher trainings popping up each year, all you have to do is sit back and choose the right course for you, right? But hang on a minute. Do you really know...

Yoga for teens with eating disorders

I never intended to teach yoga to teens with eating disorders. Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know much about either teenagers or eating disorders, but my limited experience had taught me that both could be challenging.But then I volunteered...

the performing yogi

What would my body look like if I didn’t do yoga? I know I wouldn’t feel so good. But would I actually look any different? I ask the question because the imagery of modern yoga directly equates yoga practice with physical attractiveness. While...

Yoga for eating disorders

Nearly one million Australians suffer from an eating disorder. Around 9% of adolescent girls have, or have had, an eating disorder. Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating, can have devastating effects on the people...

making meditation easy

Does this sound familiar: you really, really want to meditate. But within seconds of sitting still, your mind’s a riot of buzzing thoughts. You love the idea of meditation, but it just isn’t working for you. Why?

why i don't meditate

Why I DON'T Meditate 1. I don't have time 2. My mind is too busy 3. There's always something more important that needs doing 4. I have two very active kids

peace, goodwill and yoga

Do you sing? Perhaps you’ve been busting out a few Christmas songs recently. My daughter and I are both keen choir members and the house has been filled with voices rehearsing for carol concerts, parties and numerous other Christmas gatherings.