Practice

Abhyanga – Self Massage

Abhyanga, the ayurvedic oil massage is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, enhances the

Riding the Wave of Women’s Yoga

By Ana Davis Did you know there’s a new wave in yoga? It’s Women’s Yoga. It’s all about embodying a more feminine approach to this ancient practice. It’s a niche-yoga that’s fast catching on. That’s

Restoring Balance: Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga – what’s the difference?

These days, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga are bandied about as synonymous.  Senior Bliss Baby Yoga teacher trainer, Jennifer Allen teaches both styles and helps clear up the confusion – they are in many ways

Moving with the Womb: Feminine Yoga for Women’s Ages and Stages

“When we're in our flow, all we have to do is walk across a room to be mesmerizing. We feel confident in ourselves because we’re connected to the earth and in harmony with her rhythms, cycles,

On Fertile Ground: Yoga for Fertility

This month Bliss Baby Yoga Director and Founder Ana Davis discusses the role of yoga and meditation practices in supporting and enhancing fertility for women who are preparing or trying to conceive. She spoke with

Prenatal Yoga: Promoting a healthy and joyful nine months

Prenatal Yoga has become a sought-after, niche area. Trained prenatal yoga teachers find that their classes are overflowing with eager expectant mothers looking to enhance their pregnancy with yoga. In this article, Ana Davis explores

How to survive the silly season and still keep sane

– By Liz Dene Well it is almost upon us, the biggest time of the year. The time when we put our usual routine on hold and focus on the never-ending parties, social catch ups

Qui Gung – a brief outline

Written by Stacey Clarke, Maitri Yoga Known by many different name variations, including: Qui Gung, Chi Kung and Qigong, it is the Oriental art of working with and restoring your life energy, through movement, proper

Kundalini rising

Written by Brook McCarthy Hindu mysticism believes that the body has a system of energy channels called nadis, through which prana, or life force, flows. The many practices of yoga help cultivate prana to flow

How to engage the key bandhas

Written by Kara Goodsell 'Engage Mula Bandha’ is an oft-quoted instruction in class. But just how do you do that? Byron Yoga Centre teacher trainer Kara Goodsell explores some simple techniques and tips for isolating