Monthly Archives: April 2014

Book Now for Winter Yoga!

We are very excited to announce the opening of the Triveda Yoga Studio for private and small group classes. The yoga studio is located at Bondi Beach and will be opening in the first week of May 2014.

Bookings required for all classes, please register by contacting us here.

8 week course: $160

6 week course: $120

Casual class: $25

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

9.30am

General Hatha

Starts 5/5/14

(8 weeks)

9.30am

Beginners

Starts 7/5/14

(8 weeks)
9.30am

General Hatha

Starts 8/5/14

(8 weeks)
9.30am

General Hatha

Starts 16/5/14

(6 weeks)

11am

Yin/Deep Relaxation

Starts 5/5/14

(8 weeks)

11am

Yin/Deep Relaxation

Starts 8/5/14

(8 weeks)

7.30pm

Yin/Deep Relaxation

Starts 14/5/14

(6 weeks)

All classes 1 ¼ hour

Class Descriptions

Beginners

You do not need to be flexible to do yoga! Yoga is for everyone! Join my 8 week course to introduce you to the basics of Hatha yoga. Open your body, calm your mind and feel the benefits of this ancient science.

General Hatha

Move your body and find space in your mind. This class is made up of pranayama, sun salutes and vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) followed by different combinations of balancing poses, hip openers, abdominal work, forward bends, twists and inversions finishing with relaxation and meditation. A great way to kick-start your day!

Yin Yoga

Do you want to learn to relax in uncomfortable situations? Stay centered in the middle of kaos? Then come and try this class! In yin yoga we hold each pose for 2-10min. This practice is the opposite to most other forms of exercise we do. The idea is that we completely soften the muscles and relax into the pose, observing the mind as the body becomes still. It is a fantastic antidote to our everyday life and helps bring awareness to the subtle body. You will leave feeling revived and restored.

Visshudi Chakra – the Fifth Chakra

Breathe deeply….imagine or feel the breath traveling into your body. Take your attention to  the area around the neck and throat as you continue to inhale and exhale, think about the importance of this area of the body. It is an incredible intersection of vital channels, the jugular, the carotid artery, the windpipe, larynx and of course the spinal cord connecting the brain and the nervous system.

This throat area is the location of the fifth chakra, Visshudhi chakra. Its function is expression and communication and it is related to our dreams.  When this chakra is open we are able to communicate and listen effectively. We respond to the vibration of things for example the tone of a voice rather than what is being said.

Is your fifth Chakra Blocked?

Do you have a sore throat or laryngitis? Do you suffer from creative blocks?  Do you every feel like you have a lump in the throat? Do you  have difficulty getting your point across or have trouble communicating? Your fifth chakra maybe blocked. Here are a couple of yoga poses and a pranayama exercise to help to get in touch with Visshudhi Chakra.

Yoga Poses to try

Ustrasana – camel pose, for instructions please click here to see my page on the heart chakra as it opens both.

Salamba Sarvangasana – Shoulder stand

This pose has pages of benefits, just to name just a few:

Relieves insomnia and soothes nervous system
Improves functioning of thyroid and parathyroid glands (directly related to vishudhi chakra)
Improves digestion
Therapeutic for asthma
Helps regulate menstrual cycle

How to do shoulder stand*:

Stack 2-3 blankets at the end of your yoga mat.
Lie with your head and shoulders on the blankets so that the tops of your shoulders are approx.  1 hands distance from […]