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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

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

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

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