I love nothing more than feeling the sunlight on my face. It's one of the reasons I named my business "Clear Skies Yoga". If I could spend the rest of my life on the beach, soaking up the Vitamin D, I would.
The sun features heavily in our modern yoga practice, most notably with the practice of Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutations. When you Salute the Sun you are honouring all of the blessings of being alive. Through your practice you can cultivate gratitude for receiving warmth, light, vitality & nourishment from the sun's light.
You've heard your yoga teacher say it, "this pose balances your base chakra" or "feel your heart chakra blossoming open". I remember when I first signed up for yoga, I was so determined not to be drawn into 'all that hippy crap'. Even when I signed up for teacher training, the first thing I checked was the length of the facilitator's underarm hair (it was non-existent, just so you know). But little by little, tiny gem of wisdom after tiny gem, I found myself becoming more and more fascinated by the philosophy of yoga, and how, through these practices, we come to a greater sense of wellbeing and ease.
Sharing the deeper teachings of yoga and helping students find their own unique path to yoga is a passion of mine. Alongside Tanya Zappala of Clayfield Yoga I facilitate a series of yoga and meditation workshops in Brisbane called Ground to Grow.
Click here to read our blog on BlessedBrisbane.com.au and find out how Vegemite toast and good ole' fashioned black tea with milk and sugar led us to working together to share our passion for contemporary yoga.
from Clear Skies Yoga Banyo teacher Kylie Walker
Every time I hear a Coldplay song it reminds me of a friend that passed away some years ago and in particular this one song “A sky full of stars”, which he never got to hear. It’s so poignant but so buoyant, it’s almost as though it was written about our loss of him, but at the same time it’s a dance party.
Did you know that Alison works with the Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service? This 2 week program offers chronic pain patients a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management, in fully supervised group environment.
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I'm the first to admit it. I don't do balance very well sometimes. Well, most of the time. Yoga has been the only space of refuge for me from a very busy life balancing motherhood, being a partner, maintaining friendships and occasionally actually finding time to be with myself.