Evolution of the Yoga Mat

Evolution of the Yoga Mat

As most of you who regularly read my musings know, I first started practicing yoga in Gisborne, Aotearoa, NZ, in 1992. In those days just as today, the first thing you needed to do when you decided to get serious about yoga was to buy your own yoga mat. I seem to...
Your Practice- Mysore Style Te Aro Astanga Yoga

Your Practice- Mysore Style Te Aro Astanga Yoga

The Movie I have always taught Yoga in “Mysore Style” classes. Way back in 1994 when I was first assisting Peter Sanson it was in his “Mysore” classes in Gisborne. I have always thought that this was a more traditional way to teach and much better for the student,...

Guide to Yama Part 5 — Aparigraha

Aparigraha is the fifth and final of the Yamas and translates as refraining from covetousness or non-greed. To follow this yama is to live a simple life without over indulgence. This needs to be both in the practical sense of not eating too much or subjecting oneself...