2014 Articles

Words of Wisdom for Beginners of Yoga

written by Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen Congratulations on deciding to give yoga a try. The fact that you have come to this website and are reading this article is a good indication that you are at least mildly curious about trying yoga, which is the...

True To My Roots

written by Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen I recently read an article about a girl of asian descent who gets irritated when people ask her where she is from. I have friends of various backgrounds who are first-generation North Americans or Australians who...

Acceptance

Acceptance

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen There is a big difference between teaching yoga to kids versus teaching yoga to grown-ups, and that is acceptance. Children can accept themselves and their abilities more easily than adults, at least when it comes...

Success in Yoga

  written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen I teach a beginner's class each week that I enjoy immensely. At the end of each class I am proud of my students and their efforts. But sometimes I can't help but wonder, do they think they've done well? By...

The White Noise of Your Mind

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen When you read about the study of yoga and meditation, it becomes clear that a major part of yoga is the act of stilling the fluctuations of the mind. Yoga books will try to teach you terms such as chitta, vrtti...

What does Yogasana Fitness mean anyway?

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen First of all, I should clarify, the name is yog-AH-sana Fitness, not yoga-SAH-na. But I wouldn't expect anyone to know that unless they are familiar with Sanskrit names such as Eka Pada Rajakapotasana or one of my...

Nerves of Steel

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen When I was a kid, in middle school, I did a lot of drama. I don't mean being melodramatic and overreacting to every minor disturbance in my life, though I may have done that too. I mean that for fun, Drama class...

41 Sun Salutations

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen Last Saturday, I turned 41. Not an incredibly significant milestone, but as my husband pointed out, I am now closer to 50 than to 30. And far from being 20. I can now tell some students in my classes, “I've been...

The Yoga Ogre

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen Today I read a children's book about an ogre who tries yoga. And why not, everyone else seems to be trying it these days. I was hopeful, that all would go well for the ogre. Judging by the cover he looks quite...

Talking about yoga at home…

written by: Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen I recently read a great article on home practice on another blog. http://www.theyogablog.com/home-yoga-practice-easy/ The article takes a great approach to encouraging people to practice yoga at home, outside of a...