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Mukti Cork Mobility Kit - Peanut

YWA Move Day 11 – Mobility

The YWA Move Day 11 yoga practice with Adriene Mishler is focused on mobility. Mobility is a buzzword; it is also important. There are many movement practices that focus on mobility, from physiotherapy, osteopathy, to 'functional' movement and pilates. Essentially, these modalities find common ground in helping the body to free up patterns of tension and pain, which brings greater mobility. I like a focus on mobility because it helps me tune in to specific parts of the body and give loving attention...

My Purpose

I am here to follow my curiosity and flex my creativity. I am here to share the beauty and healing found in embodiment. I am here to heal myself and my ancestry. I am here to decolonise yoga. I am here to dance with postcolonial critique, feminist power, the planetary cry for justice, and the personal desire for bliss, calm and love.   I am here to weave these into one art project. I am here to write about the bodily realm. I am here to...

Holding myself

Lockdown in Melbourne resumes tonight.  One week of school holidays extended.  Possible resumption of remote learning after that. I am currently doing a course for the business well as parenting, housework, managing this business and looking after the family and myself.  So, yes, this is a lot.  Many people are enduring much harder circumstances.  I have also had harder times and gotten through them - extreme chronic pain and horrible symptoms, for years. So, as a part of writing about my...

Yoga with medical conditions

A shout out to those of you with chronic medical conditions.  Hoo, it's hard.  I actually have three, and I will be having major surgery soon to finally address them successfully. Yoga is a practice of radical honesty that invites us to observe what is.  Even so, it has been an internal dance to not judge myself with how 'far' I have gotten as a yogi, a dancer, or in other areas of my life.  This is where having chronic...