Why It’s Important To Follow The Mysore Sequence

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Ashtanga Master Dani Ceccarelli outlines the importance of following the Mysore sequence which — amongst many other benefits — prepares you for gatekeeper (or gateway) poses like Urdhva Dhanurasana which Dani is pictured dropping into here.

One of the defining features of Ashtanga Yoga is its organisation into series of postures, where practitioners follow set sequences and learn each posture once they have mastered the previous one.

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Finding Time For Yoga With Kids

Ashtangi Dr Dani Ceccarelli with her youngest of three sons, Felix. Dani maintained her yoga practice even while her sons were little but suggests a more flexible approach makes it easier.

Dr Dani Ceccarelli of Magnetic Island Yoga in Queensland shares how she maintained her yoga practice while her children were small, saying a flexible approach can help.

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Welcoming Dr Dani Ceccarelli

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Dr Dani Ceccarelli joins us next week from Queensland & will stay for several weeks, during which she will help in the studio & give some workshops, drawing on her extensive knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga and other forms of yoga.

Co-founder of our Centre Greg Cooper welcomes friend & fellow Ashtangi Dr Dani Ceccarelli from Magnetic Island Yoga in Queensland, who will help out in the studio and run several workshops mid September.

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Dani Ceccarelli Workshops In 2 Weeks

Book now on Dr Dani Ceccarelli’s workshops later this month to benefit from her extensive knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga and other yoga forms, from which she draws to make yoga accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of physical ability.

Dr Dani Ceccarelli’s approach to teaching yoga is making it accessible to people of varying physical abilities so that as many as possible benefit from it. In two weeks’ time we welcome Dani to our Centre where she will run several workshops – we are now taking bookings.

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How To Set Up A Home Yoga Practice

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Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Douglas (Vishal) Brook tells how to make set up your home practice: “All you need is a small amount of space and some floor. “

 

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Using Yoga To Ride Life’s Highs And Lows

“Do not take life’s experiences too seriously and above all do not let them hurt you for in reality they are nothing but dream experiences. If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them part of yourself. Play your part in life but never forget that it is only a role.”- Praramahansa Yogananda[1].

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Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Douglas (Vishal) Brook writes that Yoga can help you detach so you can live life less troubled by what you may see and hear.

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Staying well during seasonal change

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Teacher at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne Amanda Stead reflects on how to help yourself cope with fluctuating weather & temperatures experienced especially in Melbourne Australia.

Yoga Teacher Amanda Stead at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne shares some tips on how to help your body adapt to seasonal change:

Ayurveda tells us that ‘diseases are generated at the junctions of the seasons’, the moment when one season changes into another.

Whenever our environment (internal or external) changes, our systems must change with it, and every time we adapt poorly we expose ourselves the the possibility of disease.  – Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

In Melbourne our weather is very erratic and especially in the springtime.  You may be noticing differences in your practice.  It is not uncommon for example, to feel unusually stiff or to experience the shadow of an old injury.  Viruses thrive in the winds of change.

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