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Connection : with self study

Connection at Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville

The teachings of yoga give us a roadmap for connecting to ourselves so that we can live a more peaceful life and in turn we can then connect to others with compassion, kindness and no judgment. The best way to connect our body, mind and spirit is with our breath. Connection is another one of … Read more

Too busy to practice and other excuses why we resist the mat

Too busy to practice yoga and other excuses

It’s really hard to commit ourselves to an ashtanga yoga practice. Let’s face it – it’s really hard to commit ourselves to anything that will be good for us.  Anything worthwhile takes grit, determination and a whole lot of discipline.  Saving money, eating well, studying, exercising – all really hard work.  But always worth it. … Read more

January yogi of the month : Angela

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Angela

It’s been a real joy to have Angela in my classes for nearly 5 years. Now pregnant with her second baby, it’s been particularly lovely to be able to support Angie in both pregnancies and be part of her wonderful and challenging experience of becoming a Mum. A true inspiration in how to keep up … Read more

Anyone else sick of hearing the phrase New Year, New You?

Hands up if you're ready for 2016 : How I am planning my year to be full of energy and simplicity

I never really liked the idea of having a word for the year. To be honest I always came up with way too many to narrow it down to just one. However, last week while we were hanging out at my sister’s place in Brisbane for a bit of a relax, it came to me. … Read more

November yogi of the month : Alexandra

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Alex

Our November Yogi of the month is Alex and she is an incredible woman to say the least.  There’s not many who work harder on and off the mat than this gorgeous soul or who has a brightest smile! The other day Alex said to me after a very tough practice where I was asking … Read more

Why we chai at Live and Breathe Yoga

Its always tea time at Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville

India runs on chai. It’s everywhere! There are chai wallahs on every corner, on every train and you are offered chai in just about every shop you visit. It’s best never to turn it down as it’s one of the best things about India. If you are lost, too hot to know what to do … Read more

Starting a self care revolution by Alli McClean

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Starting a self care revolution

Self care isn’t something that comes easily, like anything that is good for us, it’s one of the most difficult practices to start and maintain. Earlier this year, I had to go home for a short but intense spell because my darling Dad was unwell. When I arrived home I had added another patient to … Read more

Things I love…Natural beauty

Allison with a natural avocado mask

At home treatments I was inspired to share this post by my best friend Anna, who, on her school holidays had me over to her place for a pampering afternoon. She made all her own beauty treatments (all good enough to eat!) including an oatmeal and yoghurt face scrub, coffee and chocolate foot scrub, and … Read more

How your food choices affect your yoga practice (part 3)

HOW AM I EATING AND HOW DOES IT MAKE ME FEEL? There are two parts to this question: 1. How am I eating? The Hatha Yoga Pradipika states that the yogi should fill two parts of his stomach with food,  the third part with water, leaving the fourth part free for the digestive process. And, … Read more

How your food choices affect your yoga practice (part 2)

WHAT am I eating? If you do practice yoga regularly, chances are you will be relatively in tune with your body. The magic of yoga is that it helps you to slowly become more aware of how you feel; from the gross, physical sensations to the subtle, energetic nuances occurring within the body. You probably … Read more