Oh My YogaCompany
Bring an open mind and heart for this weekly yoga class with Mia.
We are made of the same stuff as the stars in the sky. All the wonders of the universe are within you. Move, recharge, rest & replenish with us.
No experience necessary - everyone is welcome. BYO yoga mat. Just $5 per class!
I love this group Utkatasana (chair pose) photo from one of my early Bali yoga retreats! That’s me, the shorty standing on the step at the end... 😂
Stretching out in Paryankasana (couch pose)...
This reclining backbends stretches the ankles, knees, quadriceps, abdominal organs and pelvic region, expands the chest and lungs, and stimulates the Thyroid and Parathyroid glands... great for athletes and runners, singers and everyone in between!! #yoga
What a wonderful Saturday, supporting the local Richmond community by teaching kids yoga!
Monday night standing pose practice before teaching my fave workplace yoga class!
Like setting the foundations of a building, we begin each month with standing poses to make the legs and body strong, stable and balanced... #iyengaryoga
Come down to Richmond Library next Saturday 5 May - I'll be teaching kids yoga sessions at 10:30am, 11:10am and 12:30pm...
First become alone.
First start enjoying yourself.
First love yourself.
First become so authentically happy
that if nobody comes it doesn’t matter;...
you are full, overflowing.
If nobody knocks at your door
it is perfectly okay —
YOU are not missing.
You are not waiting for somebody to come
and knock at the door.
You are at home.
If somebody comes, good, beautiful.
If nobody comes,
that too is beautiful and good.
THEN move into relationship.
Now you move like a master,
not like a beggar.
Now you move like an emperor,
not like a beggar.
And the person who has lived
in his aloneness
will always be attracted to another person
who is also living his aloneness beautifully,
because the same attracts the same.
When two masters meet —
masters of their being,
of their aloneness —
happiness is not just added,
it is multiplied.
It becomes a tremendous
Phenomenon of celebration.
And they don’t exploit,
They don’t use each other.
Rather, on the contrary,
they both become one and
enjoy the existence that
It’s the ‘ah-ha’ moment when something (or everything) finally makes sense, or that peaceful moment when nothing else matters... and the joy and freedom you feel when when you realise things (in your body or mind, or both) have opened up and changed!
Yoga is a tool for self discovery and awareness... The more you practice, the more space and clarity you’ll create within yourself!!
Chatush Padasana, a variation of bridge pose is a yoga chameleon - both a restorative inversion as well as an energising backbend!
This pose calms the brain, to help reduce anxiety and stress. It also stretches the neck and spine, opens the chest, stimulates the abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid to leave you feeling refreshed too... #iyengaryoga
Working on grounding my heels and back foot in standing poses like Ardho Mukha Svanasana, Parsvottanasana, Virabhadrasana 1, Utkatasana and Parvritta Trikonasana.
It’s easy to skim the surface and feel uplifted with light, high yoga poses especially when you are strong and flexible, but to practice yoga is to be present in the reality of each moment. How can we do that if we are always ready to fly away? #iyengaryoga
Preparation for Paschimottanasa (seated forward bend):
Start in Dandasana (staff pose - pic 1) with the legs straight and grounded, place the fingertips on the floor beside the hips, and lift and lengthen the front, back and side body equally.
Remain here for a few breathes then extend the arms up beside the ears for Urdvha Hastasansa in Dandasana (pic 2)....
Stay here for a few more breathes before bending forward at the hips and reaching forward towards the toes.
Tip: sit on a blanket or two if your hamstrings are tight! #iyengaryoga