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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Practiced for centuries, Ayurveda centres on creating balance in your life: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Find out more about yoga’s sister science in this blog.
Mudras are hand and body postures where your body (often your fingers) are held in specific positions. These positions relate to and influence the flow of energy throughout the body.
Women’s circles, although an ancient tradition, are rising in popularity. They are a space where women can celebrate their femininity, voice their struggles and their fears, and discuss what it is like to move through this world in this time.
Sound baths have nothing to do with bath tubs. Instead, it is an immersive experience where you are enveloped with sound waves or vibrations. The sound waves are created through various methods that include healing instruments and the human voice.
Tantra is a spiritual philosophy with sects both in Hinduism and Buddhism. Yep – it is not as much about sex as it’s been made out to be.
Mantras are ancient, and powerful vibrations used to change the vibration of the person who is chanting them as well as everything and everyone around them. Find out more about the magic of mantras in this blog.
A cacao ceremony is nothing close to just eating a chocolate bar or having a cup of hot cocoa in front of the TV. A cacao ceremony is a sacred ritual that needs to be entered into with respect, presence, and intention.
Rudraksha seeds have been highly prized for centuries. Worn for protection and used for prayer even today, their popularity now extends out of the East into the West.
Stopping and fitting in a quick five minute breathing technique can help reboot, refresh and centre you, ready to take on the rest of the day.
Smudging has been practiced in numerous cultures for centuries. It is used for cleansing, releasing negative energies and bringing in positive ones. While this is a spiritual practice there is some scientific research that supports the theory that you are quite literally clearing the air of bacteria.
It can be hard to set up and keep a home yoga practice going. Here are some tips to help you get started and create a practice that you can stick to!
Performing rituals creates a sense of cohesion in our lives. It creates a safe space where no matter what, you have something that is consistent and reliable. These moments can become a safety net in times when you experience emotional turmoil. It is a way to ground and re-group.
When I mentioned I was going along to an International Yoga day event in 2019 a friend replied that every day is a day of yoga. I get her point. Yoga is a way of being, a way of thinking and a way of living that touches all parts of our day, every day.
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