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Yoga and meditation for personal growth

In this blog post I look at the different ways yoga and meditation can support your growth; both mentally and emotionally.
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Introduction to the different types of yoga

Interested in trying yoga? It's important to find the type that best suits you. Here is an overview of some of the most popular types.
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What is a mala?

Not sure what a mala is? Got questions about when or how to use a mala? Or just intrigued to know a bit more about malas? This blog is for you.
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Can yoga improve your sleep?

Does yoga actually help people get better sleep? A growing body of research suggests the answer is yes. Read this blog to find out more.
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The eight limbs of yoga

The eight limbs of yoga are a set of guidelines that can help you live a more balanced and meaningful life. They are a core part of yoga for many and are a way to help you take your yoga off the mat and beyond.
Carol Fung from Seeds of Wonder sitting crossed legged using Lotus Wrap meditation supportSeeds of Wonder

What is a Lotus Wrap?

Craving more support in meditation? Sore legs, hips or back distracting you from calming your mind? The Lotus Wrap might be just what you need. Learn about this cool meditation tool in this blog.
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Establishing a self-care practice

Often our self-care is the first thing to fall off the things to do list! However, there are many benefits that come from building a sustainable practice. Get tips to establish a self-care practice that works for you.
Carol from Seeds of Wonder in upward dog poseSeeds of Wonder

Choosing the right yoga mat

You are going to be getting up close and personal with your yoga mat so it makes sense to choose it carefully. Here are some tips to help you select a mat to suit your practice and lifestyle.
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Tips on when and how to smudge

Some of the most common questions I get asked when I am out and about at markets are about how and when to smudge. Here are some tips and ideas for you to try out.

Using yoga blocks to transform your practice

When Sydney based yoga teacher, Jade Hunter, invited blocks into her yoga routine it changed her entire practice. Find out more in this special guest blog written by Jade from Zone by Lydia.
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Meditating with your mala

While malas look beautiful one of their most common uses is as a meditation aid. Meditating with your mala helps you focus more easily by creating a repetitive movement that generates a focal point to direct your wandering mind towards.
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How to choose your mala

Your mala is a very personal spiritual tool. There is no wrong way to choose your mala but with so many designs to choose from it can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you through the process.
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Magical Mandalas

Mandalas are found within many religions and cultures and have been used in Eastern culture for hundreds of years for meditation and prayer. They are considered to hold symbolic spiritual power and to bring about deep inner transformation.
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Introducing kids to yoga and meditation

If you have ever observed children at play, you would probably have seen them naturally moving through some yoga asanas, completely oblivious to the fact they're doing yoga. So how can you help your child invite more yoga practice into their lives?
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Yoga Nidra – the yogic deep, awake sleep

Yoga Nidra is one of the few practices where it is not so much about the journey, but more about the destination. Find out more about what is often known as yogic sleep in this blog!