Garden of Yoga


My journeys through yoga, pilates, art and life and all the adventures and vegan delights i enjoy along the way!
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darksilenceinsuburbia:
Woman doing a one handed cartwheel - Dr. Bohumil Kröhn, ca 1937/38

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Woman doing a one handed cartwheel - Dr. Bohumil Kröhn, ca 1937/38

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Studio smells amazing right now!

Studio smells amazing right now!

I’ve added a couple of new reviews to the Vegan Guide to Melbourne, these quinoa pancakes are from Admiral Cheng-Ho, but I’ve also recently been to Soul Seoul and Loving Hut in Northcote. So much vegan deliciousness!! 

I’ve added a couple of new reviews to the Vegan Guide to Melbourne, these quinoa pancakes are from Admiral Cheng-Ho, but I’ve also recently been to Soul Seoul and Loving Hut in Northcote. So much vegan deliciousness!! 

Tagged: VeganguideMelbourne

Our theme this week is inversions!
There are lots of benefits to turning upside down. When the heart is above the head, the brain receives extra oxygenated blood, helping us think clearly, the pineal and pituitary glands also benefit from this extra circulation helping the whole endocrine system function well. Our respiratory and digestive systems also benefit and it’s a powerful mental shake up, seeing the world from a whole new perspective!
There are a few contraindications that apply to inversions, especially if you have neck issues, but there are gentler options as well as stronger ones, even downwards facing dog and setu bandhasana qualify as inversions, so you don’t have be able to practice headstand to get the benefits.
There is always plenty of upside down time at the Garden of Yoga Studio, and we’ll also be workshopping inversions in Vinyasa Playlist (Thursday 7.15pm at Dance of Life).
Thanks to Vanessa and Julia, for hanging out in the studio with me and Lauren Lederman for taking our photo.
Namaste,
Jo

Our theme this week is inversions!

There are lots of benefits to turning upside down. When the heart is above the head, the brain receives extra oxygenated blood, helping us think clearly, the pineal and pituitary glands also benefit from this extra circulation helping the whole endocrine system function well. Our respiratory and digestive systems also benefit and it’s a powerful mental shake up, seeing the world from a whole new perspective!

There are a few contraindications that apply to inversions, especially if you have neck issues, but there are gentler options as well as stronger ones, even downwards facing dog and setu bandhasana qualify as inversions, so you don’t have be able to practice headstand to get the benefits.

There is always plenty of upside down time at the Garden of Yoga Studio, and we’ll also be workshopping inversions in Vinyasa Playlist (Thursday 7.15pm at Dance of Life).

Thanks to Vanessa and Julia, for hanging out in the studio with me and Lauren Lederman for taking our photo.

Namaste,

Jo

Tagged: antigravityaerial yogagarden of yoga

So many flowers in the Garden of Yoga garden right now!

So many flowers in the Garden of Yoga garden right now!

owls-love-tea:

The Textile Moths of Yumi Okita

glorious 

Source: fer1972

This week we’ll be exploring pulsing movements in our practice. I’ve been inspired by Jarlo Ilano, and his approach to enhancing flexibility by working with the nervous system. In my own practice I’ve found the process of alternating pulsing movements and deeper stretches has really allowed my body release more deeply, and  helped my mind stay present, it feels gentle, but very productive. As though the mind and body are working together in a new way.  
We’ll be playing with this approach in the Antigravity aerial hammock at the Garden of Yoga studio and in Vinyasa Playlist Thursday 7.15pm at Dance of Life.
Have a great week Yogis!

This week we’ll be exploring pulsing movements in our practice. I’ve been inspired by Jarlo Ilano, and his approach to enhancing flexibility by working with the nervous system. In my own practice I’ve found the process of alternating pulsing movements and deeper stretches has really allowed my body release more deeply, and  helped my mind stay present, it feels gentle, but very productive. As though the mind and body are working together in a new way.  

We’ll be playing with this approach in the Antigravity aerial hammock at the Garden of Yoga studio and in Vinyasa Playlist Thursday 7.15pm at Dance of Life.

Have a great week Yogis!

Tagged: antigravityaerial yogaGarden of Yoga

Vegan Guide To Melbourne →

We’ve updated the Vegan Guide to Melbourne! Rane has given it an awesome new look, and I’m planning to post a review a week. So many fantastic new veg friendly places have opened up in Melbourne recently, there’s lots to write about (and eat!).

Tagged: veganVeganguideMelbourne

cross-connect:

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki born 1972 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan is a sculptor who chisels and morphs dual characters from blocks of life-sized camphor wood.

My sculpture questions “What is life?” “What is death?”
I know there is no clear answer, but again today I carve while asking, “Memento mori?”
I used Japanese wood carving techniques to express the western theme of “Memento mori”.

                         :-)

Woah!

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hoopingdotorg:

Harness the Power of Muscle Memory to Improve Your Flow by Heather Hughes for hooping.org.

A great article about movement, flow, muscle memory and the trust that develops when you practice.

hoopingdotorg:

Harness the Power of Muscle Memory to Improve Your Flow by Heather Hughes for hooping.org.

A great article about movement, flow, muscle memory and the trust that develops when you practice.