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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

Tradition : learning from the ancient teachings

Live and Breathe Yoga Tradition

For us at Live and Breathe Yoga, tradition (another one of our core values) is all about respect for the lineage of wisdom passed down to us from our teachers and from their teachers before. We love to learn from those who have gone before us and respect the teachings enough to allow them to … Read more

July Yogi of the Month : Biannka

Biannka Yogi of the Month Live and Breathe Yoga

The ashtanga yoga global community is quite incredible. When I was last in India I was blogging about my experience practicing at the KPJAYI shala and one particular practice was so sweet I wrote about it. Biannka, a budding ashtangi practicing solo in Cairns found my post online and felt compelled to email me. We … Read more

Nurture your body and your spirit

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Nurture

To nurture means to care for, support and encourage while someone or something is growing and it’s one of our core values at Live and Breathe Yoga. We strive to show how the traditional practice of ashtanga yoga can fit anyone at any level. We do this by encouraging our students to believe in themselves … Read more

How to get back on your yoga mat

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Tips on how to get back on your yoga mat

There are many reasons why we resist our yoga practice and that resistance can be very strong. After fighting my own excuses and listening to others, I’ve come to realise that it all boils down to fear. Fear of not being good enough, fear of what will happen if we go to yoga class instead … 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

365 days to jumpback : ashtanga yoga practice

Live and Breathe Yoga 365 days to jumpback with Allison Dearling

The jumpback is one of the most asked about elements of the ashtanga yoga practice. Almost every weekend workshop I have attended there has been a session dedicated to this illusive yet awe inspiring movement.  It’s the action of lifting yourself up off the ground from cross legged position, tucking your legs underneath you ,swinging … 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

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

Injuries can be our best medicine

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville : Injuries can be our best medicine

I first came to ashtanga yoga quite broken although I didn’t realise it. I was 22 when I decided to try yoga. I had been training in the gym, swimming, running, paddling canoes – you name it I was doing it and I felt really fit and strong. I walked into my first ashtanga yoga … Read more

Samskaras : you can change your storyline

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Samaskaras : You can change your storyline

‘Yoga is the process of replacing old patterns with new more appropriate patterns’      Sri Krishnamacharya ‘And then it dawned on me that I didn’t have to put up with this shit anymore’    Penel McNally (one of our regulars at Live and Breathe Yoga) I heard these two quotes this last week and … Read more

May Yogi of the month : Steve

Live and Breathe Yoga Townsville Yogi of the month Steve

—– When and where did you first start practising yoga? I started ten odd years ago with Tracey Armstrong practising Iyengar yoga here in Townsville.   Why were you interested in the first place? I thought I am done with physical sports, (I know…!) So I will do Yoga, easy! Shoot.. girls do it, so … Read more