Want to Handstand? 3 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Your Shoulders

Man doing handstand yoga pose on the beach

Handstands do not come easy to most of us. Which is probably why they look so awesome when done well. If you’re anything like me, you look on enviously when somebody in your CrossFit gym executes a perfect handstand. Its an impressive demonstration of strength, focus, balance, alignment and mobility. And handstands take practice and … Read more

Yoga for Kids

A woman helping a child to do a yoga pose. An example of yoga for kids

Believe it or not, it’s hard to be a kid these days. You may not understand this unless you have one. And it’s not just my opinion. I chat to many parents, and have taught many kids from pre-school through to high school to know that it’s not all fun and games. With increasing technology, the prevalence … Read more

Therapeutic Yoga – what happened to it?

A young couple practising yoga. Therapeutic yoga is falling out of fashion.

The case for Yoga Therapy Traditionally all yoga was therapeutic. Students would usually come to their teacher or guru on a one-on-one basis. This was important because it enabled the teacher to then guide them through a practice that was very specific and catered to the unique needs and goals of the individual. In this … Read more

Pilates for Men

Pilates reformer workout exercises man at gym indoor. Pilates for men has many benefits.

Why are more men taking up Pilates? Is Pilates good for men? These are questions we hear a lot. We prefer to rephrase the question to ‘gents, if you haven’t tried Pilates, why not‘? How useful is Pilates for men? Though many of us tend to think of Pilates as an exercise regime mainly for … Read more

Yoga Kula

Young woman practicing yoga warrior pose at sunset

Yoga Kula of Turramurra, Sydney (not to be confused with Kula Yoga, Hawthorn/Hampton, Melbourne) has now moved locations and changed its name to Kula Body. The studio is still based in the northern Sydney suburb of Turramurra. Yoga Kula has long established an enviable reputation in Sydney for its excellent yoga and pilates classes. The … Read more

Yoga and the Power of Breath

A young woman practising yoga and the power of breath

We all (hopefully) know how important breathing is to us human beings. If we’re not getting that much needed oxygen, something’s going wrong, yes? But are you aware of the strong connection between yoga and the power of breath? Read on to learn more. Controlling the Breath Many of us even know that different levels … Read more

Need more energy?

Stretching on beach at sunrise

Ever feel like getting out of bed is impossible? Before you reach for a caffeine hit, perk up with these tips. 1. Make over your morning If you need more energy, start the day with a glass of fresh juice for burst of nutrients. My favourite combination is carrot, celery, ginger, parsley, garlic, and pineapple. … Read more