2016 Articles

Changing Habits: A Meditation Practice

Changing Habits: A Meditation Practice

What do you do when you first become aware that you are awake? That your dreams have ended and it is now time to start your day? Do you silence the alarm, roll out of bed, stumble to the toilet, maybe splash your face with some water, find your way to the kitchen,...

Your Excess Baggage

Your Excess Baggage

written by  Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen As we age, we accumulate two things: memories and desires. It begins at infancy. Imagine a bubbly little cherub reacting to his environment based on his memories of a person, object or experience. His memory...

Polishing Up Adho Mukha Svanasana

Polishing Up Adho Mukha Svanasana

written by Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen Adho Mukha Svanasana (AMS), or Downward Facing Dog, is a precious gem of a pose that, like a diamond, needs to be polished in order to be appreciated fully. In this tutorial I will show you how to polish and...

Transitions

written by Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen In yoga, as in life, all roads lead to Rome. So how you get there is really up to you. You have the freedom to choose the path that is right for you based on your desires. Will you take the path that is slow and...

A Practically Perfect Pose

A Practically Perfect Pose

written by Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog with Props to improve alignment. Props can make a pose less effortful, more sustainable and can improve your alignment. The guru of my teachers, BKS Iyengar, passed down...

Yoga Class Etiquette

Yoga Class Etiquette

written by Jen Brown of Yogasana Fitness in Belconnen I love the guy in this photo—practising yoga, having a laugh, enjoying himself. But here’s the kicker—he’s not practising yoga. He’s doing a stretch and talking on the phone and not doing either very mindfully. He...