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The Importance of Finding the Right Yoga Teacher

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What are the important relationships in our lives? Our other halves, our parents, our children, our besties – but what about the student-teacher relationship? How important is that? According to ancient Indian culture, the relationship between a Guru and a shishya (disciple) is a very special one, even transcending the bond between parent and child, or husband and wife. While that may be a bit extreme for our Western sensibilities, it’s undeniable that finding the right teacher is a crucial part of our yoga journey.

Yoga is a lifelong journey and the teacher that guides you on that journey is a key part of it. They will ask you to do things with your body that it’s never done before and you need to have absolute faith in them that they will teach you safely while challenging you to move beyond your comfort zone at the same time. Here is our take on how to find the right teacher for YOU. (more…)

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Busting 5 Common Myths about Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga

Busting 5 Common Myths about Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga

In the world of yoga, it’s easy to get stuck in your own yoga bubble. Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga are two of the most practised forms of yoga in the world, but there’s plenty of misconceptions out there about what they actually consist of. So let’s go bust some myths! (more…)

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The Danger Of Yoga

The Danger Of Yoga

Yoga is a practice, it is a study, it is discipline, it is a pleasure but most of all it’s a way of being. Yoga opens us in ways we never thought imaginable, usually starting with the body but ultimately opening our mind. Yoga can be intense, relaxing, strenuous, easeful. (more…)

International Arrest Warrant Issued for Bikram Choudhury

International Arrest Warrant Issued for Bikram Choudhury

Hot Yoga ‘Guru’ Accused of Sexual Harassment

International Arrest Warrant Issued for Bikram Choudhury
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Bikram Choudhury’s signature ‘hot yoga’ practice is famed for its cultivation of the euphoric, spiritually energised state that earned him a cult following. But these days, Choudhury is arguably more famous for the scandal associated with allegations of his sexual misconduct. (more…)