Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas to our friends - From the teachers at Yoga Palm Beach







Wishing you all a happy Christmas and a safe holiday season.
See you next year ..!
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Namaste

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Yoga teachers - Prayer / Meditation


Bow Your Head

We all go through "stormy weather" experience hardship, struggles, sadness, loneliness. During these times it is very helpful to remember the teachings of the Yoga teachers, past and present self realised personalities who help us by sharing ancient truth, knowledge, insights and spiritual understanding. This is a very deep subject matter, the understanding of which we can prepare for by paving the way with meditation. Mantra yoga cleanses the mind and purifies the heart so that we are better able to understand transcendental information.

If you would like to know more, or would be interested in practicing yoga meditation you can leave us a comment or you can go here to our facebook page like our page and leave a comment or rsvp for a class. We look forward to meeting you.

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Best wishes
Namaste

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water, or also known as coconut juice, is the nutritious clear liquid that is inside the coconut fruit. The liquid will get absorbed and become part of coconut flesh as it matures. So, for best result, consume it shortly after harvested from the coconut tree while they are still young and green.
Coconut water has been a popular drink in tropical regions, especially in Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands such as Hawaii, where it is available fresh, canned, or bottled. In the US, coconut water is often sold in bottles and tetra packs.
Coconut water is low in sugar and fat but high in electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, making it a better isotonic drink than any sports beverage sold on the market.
Coconut water is also considered as a “fluid of life” because it contains many key nutrients such as Lauric acid, Chloride, Iron, Zinc, Manganese and Selenium as well as important electrolytes. A healthy balance of electrolytes and minerals are essential for optimal health of our cardiovascular, muscles, nervous and immune systems.

Health Benefits of Coconut Water

  1. Reduce high blood pressure
    Coconut water is high in potassium and some studies have reported that low levels of potassium has been linked to high blood pressure. Therefore, drinking coconut water regularly can help in regulating blood pressure. Similar recent studies also have found that coconut water can help raise HDL (good) cholesterol, which makes it an excellent natural treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.
  2. Strengthens the Immune System
    The lauric acid in Coconut water has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiprotozoal properties, which help strengthen the body’s immune system against a variety of viruses and illness.
  3. Keeps the Body Hydrated
    Since coconut water contains all five of the same electrolytes that the body has, including potassium, magnesium, chloride, calcium and sodium it plays  an important role in keeping the body hydrated during physical activities. Even the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have fought for a patent in 2000 to promote coconut water as the next big sports drink.
  4.  Helps Lose Weight
    Coconut water is low in calories and 99% fat-free. A serving of coconut water has just 46 calories. So regular intake of coconut water can help shed unwanted pounds by increasing the metabolic rate.
  5. Aids in Digestion and Metabolism
    Coconut water contains various bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase and RNA polymerases, which help to overcome the problem of digestion and metabolism. Drinking of coconut water on a regular basis has been shown effective in dealing abdomen discomfort.
  6. Improve Blood Circulation
    Coconut water is also good source of fiber, vitamin C and protein which can help in improving blood circulation and heart rate.
  7. Good for Pregnant Women
    Coconut water is an efficient natural remedy for pregnant women who suffer from acidity, constipation and heartburn problems. It also helps boost the levels of amniotic fluid, which plays a vital role in the overall wellness of the baby. With such great benefits, it is no wonder that coconut water is recommended for pregnant women.
  8. Treats Urinary Infections
    Coconut water is a natural diuretic which helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTI) as well as relieve the kidney stones problem.
  9. Promotes Skin Health
    Coconut water acts as a light moisturizer which also decreases excessive oil on the skin. This proves to be beneficial for smoothing the skin as well. It can be used directly to a bath or mix with liquid shower gel. This natural water is also best for treating acne and blackheads as well.
  10. Increase Energy Levels
    The lauric acid in coconut water stimulates the production of thyroid hormones, thereby increasing your metabolic rate, which in turn increase your energy level.
Article courtesy of Health On Line Zine

Yoga and Meditation are very beneficial for your health too. If you would like to keep in touch, visit our facebook page YogaMeditationStudioPalmBeach you can Like our page, comment and rsvp for class.

Wishing you good health
Namaste
Yoga Palm Beach

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Friends

Maddison stays close to Lily. Whenever they walk Maddison helps 
to guide her by touching his body against hers to let her know the way.

Lily and Maddison have such a strong bond, they won't 
go anywhere without each other.

Everyone needs a friend.

Come to our studio, make friends and practice yoga meditation together. You can visit our face book page www.facebook.com/yogameditationstudiopalmbeach for up to date class information. Like, comment and rsvp for class.

Namaste
Yoga Palm Beach

Monday, 21 October 2013

Practice Kindness


Timeless Yoga teachings 

 The wisdom of the Yoga scriptures teach us that;

 "There is a soul within the body of every living entity, 
whether animal, tree, bird or human being" 

Therefore, we should respect and be kind to all living beings. 

The atomic soul, although so small, is moving the entire body to act in so many wonderful ways. In the world we see so many cities, highways, bridges, great buildings, monuments, and great civilisations, but who has done all this? It is all done by the minute spirit spark within the body.

If such wonderful things can be performed by the minute spirit spark, we cannot begin to imagine what can be accomplished by the Supreme Spirit Whole. 

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Stay well
Namaste
Yoga Palm Beach 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Almond Milk - Easy, Delicious and Nutritious


The best way to make FRESH Almond milk, try it and let us know if you liked the result.
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to keep in touch with current class information. Feel free to like, comment and or rsvp for classes. See you soon.

Namaste

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Meditation Instruments


Meditation

Is best practiced daily, although even a little every now and then is very positive and will leave an indelible impression on one's heart and mind, a person will be uplifted and changed forever.

The beautiful practice of sacred sound meditation (kirtan) has been practiced and taught by Yoga masters for centuries. This practice has been passed along from person to person and is an extraordinarily precious gift, the most valuable of all special gifts, potent, very simple and purifying. 

Meditation is easy to practice and is very enjoyable, it has a freeing effect on everyone, all living beings. This meditation bestows upon the practitioner profound long term benefits, spiritually enriching the lives of all those fortunate enough to come into contact with these meditations, regardless of body they are in. 

As you can see there are many instruments that can accompany your practice of meditation. Instruments are best played softly embellishing your practice, played in such a way as to support rather than overpower one's practice. 

It is recommended that you listen carefully to the sacred sounds, singing meditation (kirtan) and be ready to respond to the person leading the meditation. This is referred to as call and response.

If you would like to know more about this, check out our timetable and drop by for a class. Txt us to rsvp so we know when to expect you. We look forward to meeting you soon.


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Namaste

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Benefits of Laughter - Benefits of Yoga Meditation


Benefits of Laughter

1. Laughter relieves stress:

 
Endorphins are a natural stress reliever. Making a point of sharing a laugh with family or friends each day can lessen overall stress.

2. Laughter reduces pain:

 
 Laughing releases natural painkillers in your body. It really is the best medicine.


3. Laughter strengthens relationships:

Laughing helps create and maintain bonds. Laughing with coworkers and new acquaintances insures your relationships will remain positive and enjoyable.

4. Laughter improves breathing:

Laughter empties your lungs of more air than it takes in resulting in a cleansing effect - similar to deep breathing. This is especially helpful for people who are suffering from respiratory ailments, such as asthma.

5. Laughter gives you a mini workout:  

                                                                                                
Yoga Meditation
 
We've probably all used, or at least heard, the phrase 'my sides ache' after laughing too much. Well, it's no real surprise. A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, contracts your abdominal muscles and also works your shoulders. This helps to relieve tension and can make you feel more relaxed.

6. Laughter boosts your immune system and is free:

 
Researchers have found that laughter actually boosts the immune system, increasing the number of antibody producing T cells. It also lowers the levels of at least four hormones that are associated with stress, so after a good laugh you are bound to be far less stressed.


Laughter like so many activities we are involved in help to relieve stress, loneliness, anxiety. We can sit on the beach at sunset, watch the waves roll in and feel the warmth of the sun in the air, this has a lovely calming, peaceful effect on us, this is very beneficial, helps to relieve stress so this is good. But we know that we are not our physical or subtle bodies, In fact the ancient Yoga txts confirm this. We are spiritual in essence therefore we need something that will nourish us.  Ancient Yoga wisdom tell us that transcendental sound is the solution. Transcendental  sound descends from the higher spiritual realm bringing with it spiritual potency. Often referred to as prayers, meditations, or mantras, these sounds can nourish us spiritually and give us the peace and happiness we are always searching for.

This is a very indepth subject, very enlightening and interesting. If you would like to learn more about how to meditate why not call and book in for a Meditation Class via skype, it's FREE and can be given at a time that would suit you, in the comfort of your home. Isn't technology wonderful.

Here are some contact details. 

Call Gorunga Yoga Studio Robyn Hansen: Ph: 07 5590 7746 or 
Email: Gorungastudio@gmail.com

You may also Text or Call Yoga Meditation Studio Palm Beach speak to: Lalita 0468344108 ask for a booking and further details.

Or: Check out our timetable and pop over for a class. Welcome anytime.

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Namaste

Sunday, 18 August 2013

A few quotes on patience - Meditation Yoga Palm Beach

Other Thoughts on Patience:

  • People who are impatient usually have difficulty resisting the need for immediate gratification. Sometimes they seem to be impulsive. Studies have shown that meditation helps with this. The silent witness meditation technique is especially helpful in this instance.
  •  The most famous quote about patience equates it with love: “Love is patient” (See 1 Corinthians 13:4).
  • If you don’t have patience, you may find it difficult to reach your goals. Usually challenges and obstacles arise after setting important goals. As we know, physicians recommend the regular practice of meditation to help develop patience, determination and be able to handle the stress that comes along with trying to rise above challenges and ultimately reach the goals a person has set for themselves.
  •  People with patience follow the motto, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” People who lack patience tend to quit when things get difficult. Meditation techniques such as the silent witness, help a person to take a 3rd party view of what's taking place in their life, they take the position of observer and therefore are able to remain aloof and seperate from; the stress they may be experiencing. This obviously has tremendous benefits.
  •  Getting impatient won’t make things move along any faster, so why get worked up?
 
Quotes on Patience:
  •   All things come round to him who will but wait. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  •  Like farmers we need to learn that we cannot sow and reap the same day. –Anonymous
  •  Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. –Jean Jacques Rousseau
  •  He that can have patience can have what he will. –Benjamin Franklin
  •  Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. –Ovid
  • How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. –Shakespear
  • One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. –Chinese Proverb
  • Patience is the companion of wisdom. –St. Augustine
  • You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. –Franklin P. Jones
  • Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. –Mac McCleary
  • “Rome was not built in a day” Like the building of Rome, in times of stress, just stay the course and be patient. 
If you would like to learn about the Silent Witness Technique also known as Guided Meditation, be sure to contact us. Check out our timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach or leave a comment here. We are ready and willing to help. See you in class.

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See you in class soon :) 

Namaste

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Yoga meditation, breathing, flexibility and strength


 YOGA FOR BETTER BREATHING:

Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, 
trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the 
body.

 YOGA FOR FLEXIBILITY:

Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing 
aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually 
they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles
lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.

YOGA FOR INCREASED STRENGTH:

Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally 
from head totoe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an 
additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.

Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach leave a comment there or alternately leave a comment here. We are ready and willing to help. See you in class.

Visit our sister blog here: www.ymsau.blogspot.com.au 

See you in class soon :) 

Namaste

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tips on how to develop patience - Meditation always helps

How to Develop Patience: Practice Mantra Meditation

1 – Take a day where you make patience your goal for the entire day.

2 – Slow down.

3 – Practice delaying gratification.

4 – Practice thinking before you speak. If we’re patient, pause and go over what we want to say, we can avoid hurting or offending others.

5 – Take deep breaths to try to relax when you find yourself getting impatient. Whenever we are stressed we tend to lose our patience. Remember your pranayama or yoga breathing, try to switch from grumpy and impaitent to calm and relaxed by taking just a little  time to breathe. The results will be encouraging.

6 – Identify the things that are causing you to become stressed out.

7 – Don’t rush things. You don't have to change the world in one day.

8 – Think back to a time that you had to wait for something which turned out to be rewarding.

9 – Next time you have to wait for something, take time to do something fun, change your mind set, practise deep breathing and meditate.

10 – Take the time to help others. For example, having to deal with the elderly and the hearing impaired definitely requires patience. By helping others on a regular basis, such as the elderly, you will find yourself slowing down a bit and becoming more patient. Patience can bring out the compassionate side of you.

11 – Plan ahead. Instead of rushing, give yourself enough time and allow for unforeseen circumstances. For example: Plan to leave home earlier than you normally would. Give yourself sufficient time to finish a project by the due date, instead of waiting until the last minute.

12 – Practice Acceptance.

-You need to remind yourself that sometimes it takes longer to reach your outcome. Meditation helps to put life into prospective.

-At times people disappoint you. Many times your expectation takes time to materialize. It is not what happens that matters but how you react.

-Do something constructive while waiting. It keeps your mind and your time occupied and helps you avoid unnecessary stress from worrying and becoming anxious and uptight.

13 – Cultivate Faith.

-Difficulties and tragedies happen. Believe that there is an advantage behind every misfortune, there is a silver lining. Look at difficulties as lifes lessons they help us examine,  ask  questions, is there more to life than what I am experiencing right now, why am I always frustrated.

- Meditation will help you stay calm when you are faced with adversities. Find more methods or seek advice to help you cope and help you get answers.

If you would like to find out more about how the practice of  yoga meditation can help you develop paitence, and overcome frustration you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach  we are ready and willing to help. See you in class.

Visit our sister blog here: www.ymsau.blogspot.com.au 

See you in class soon :) 

Namaste

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Ukulele - Palm Beach Yoga offers Ukulele Lessons

UKULELE LESSONS 
& meditation
  • Very easy
  • How to Tune a uke 
  • How to hold a uke 
  • Easy chords 
  • Play songs
Turn your old favourite tunes Into soothing and relaxing easy to remember meditative songs.

Ukulele is perfect for meditation, it's an easy to learn compact light and portable instrument. Your first one need not be super expensive, you can begin with a budget uke until you decide what you would really like to own out of the 4 sizes available. You will learn at least one very lovely, memorable meditation within your first lesson.

It's very easy to learn ukulele by using yoga mantra phrasing. Come and try it for yourself.  We will have a couple ukes available if you wanted to purchase one to use at the class.

Or: dust off your own ukulele bring it along, get those brain cells firing, have a few laughs & make some new friends.

Leave us a comment or txt 0468344108, 0437869983,  if you are interested.

Would You Believe It? 
The Surprising Benefits of the Ukulele.

Hawaii is offering something very newsworthy, in larger numbers than ever before–an instrument through which almost anyone can find musical expression, enriching their own lives as well as those around them.

Such are the unexpected benefits of playing the ukulele.
The association of the ukulele with Hawaii is far from new. In fact, it is a descendant of a four-stringed instrument brought to Hawaii in the late 1870′s from Portugal.  It has gone through several waves of popularity since then. Remember Tiny Tim?

But nothing quite compares to the current ukulele craze. It all began in 1999, when Israel Kamakawiwo’ole ‘s ukulele version of “Over the Rainbow” was used in a commercial for eToys. That recording has been licensed over 100 times since, to sell everything from paint to lottery tickets to food, software, and banking services.


A number of major pop artists and indie rock groups have fed this craze. They include Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, who is about to release a new solo album, “Ukulele Songs.”


And don’t forget Joe Browns (I'll see you in my dreams) tribute to George Harrison at the 2002 “Concert for George.” Four years later Jake Shimabukuro’s rendition of  Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

See Tommy Emmanuel and Jake Shimabukuro's awesome rendition here.


Most importantly, as singer Amanda Palmer, formerly of  the punk cabaret group, Dresden Dolls, puts it,the ukulele is the ideal instrument for the D.I.Y age. It represents everything that “the grand polished machine of the music industry is not. 

This is the age of democratization in music. Anyone can be a musician. And in a recession, when you have a $20 instrument and there is a big musical renaissance, anyone will want to join in.”

Local strumming groups are springing up all over the place because no special  training is required to join. Ukulele strumming goes so well with untrained vocal styles.  

We were charmed recently by a photo of two middle-aged women learning to play the ukulele together.  They looked so excited and pleased with themselves. It brought home clearly the inner rewards that people get from making music for fun, whether you sing alone in the shower or join a ukulele orchestra.


If you already know how to play, come along and give us a few tips. We are always open to learning more.

To all newcomers ... We all HAVE to START somewhere. Now's the Time ..!

Namaste

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Trees and their many benefits - Yoga Palm Beach


Benefits of Trees

Here are a few  of the best reasons to plant and care for trees or defend a tree’s standing:

Trees combat the greenhouse effect

Global warming is the result of excess greenhouse gases, created by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical rain forests. Heat from the sun, reflected back from the earth, is trapped in this thickening layer of gases, causing global temperatures to rise. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees clean the air

Trees absorb odours and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees provide oxygen

In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

Trees cool the streets and the city

Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased.

Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapour into the air through their leaves.

Trees conserve energy

Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

Trees save water

Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

Trees help prevent water pollution

Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents storm water from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

Trees help prevent soil erosion
 
On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.

Trees shield children from ultra-violet rays

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds - where children spend hours outdoors.

Trees provide food

An apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year and can be planted on the tiniest urban lot. Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife.

Trees heal

Studies have shown that patients with views of trees out their windows heal faster and with less complications. Children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature. Exposure to trees and nature aids concentration by reducing mental fatigue.

Whenever you get a chance consider planting some trees, a lemon tree, (we have one in our front yard) and  it's really nice to see bees flying around collecting pollen. Talk to your children about the awesome benefits of trees and tree plantings. So important  for our planet and for future generations.

Yoga Meditation under the shade of beautiful trees

If you would like to find out more about yoga meditation you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach  we are ready and willing to help. See you in class. 

Namaste

Friday, 14 June 2013

Yoga can change your life - Yoga Palm Beach


 More benefits of Hatha Yoga

 YOGA  ASANAS FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:

Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self esteem.

 YOGA FOR IMPROVED CIRCULATION:

Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.

 YOGA FOR CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING:

Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardio-vascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.

 YOGA FOR FOCUS ON THE PRESENT:

Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.

 YOGA FOR INNER PEACE:

The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives. 

If you would like to find out more about the practice of  yoga asanas and meditation and how this practice can help you develop paitence, and overcome stress you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach   See you in class.

Namaste

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Breathe - Yoga Palm Beach


   Just Breathe
  • Pranayama may slow ageing. 
  • Pranayama improves breathing and circulation.
  • Pranayama helps with focus and concentration.
  •  It brings lightness to the body. It may assist in keeping the body disease free.
  • Pranayama helps increase lung capacity, thereby improving efficiency and health. 
  • It helps to relieve high blood pressure. 
  • It is a very beneficial practice, pranayama helps us to centre, allowing time for contemplation. 
  • Pranayama brings stillness and calmness to the mind. 
  • Pranayama is good for physical, mental and spiritual happiness. 
  • Pranamaya stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous systems. It helps to ease stress, anxiety and tension. It also eases depression, dullness and lethargy.
If you would like to find out more about how the practice of  yoga nidra meditation can help; you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach  we are ready and willing to help. See you in class.

See you on Friday at Heart and Soul Yoga

Namaste

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Yoga Breathing For Health - Yoga Palm Beach


   Just Breathe
  • Pranayama is meditative.
  • Pranayama may slow ageing. 
  • Pranayama improves breathing and circulation.
  • Pranayama helps with focus and concentration.
  •  It brings lightness to the body. It may assist in keeping the body disease free.
  • Pranayama helps increase lung capacity, thereby improving efficiency and health. 
  • It helps to relieve high blood pressure. 
  • It is a very beneficial practice, pranayama helps us to centre, allowing time for contemplation. 
  • Pranayama brings stillness and calmness to the mind. 
  • Pranayama is good for physical, mental and spiritual happiness. 
  • Pranamaya stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous systems. It helps to ease stress, anxiety and tension. It also eases depression, dullness and lethargy.
If you would like to find out more about how the practice of  yoga nidra meditation can help; you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach  we are ready and willing to help. See you in class.

See you on Friday at Heart and Soul Yoga

Namaste

Friday, 26 April 2013

Fruity Kale Smoothie - Instant nutritious Yoga food


Kale Pineapple Banana Smoothie
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 Tbs soaked chia seeds
  • 1 - 2 scoops Protein Powder
  • Fresh peppermint leaves

Toss all ingredients into a blender. Blend into a creamy consistency.

Enjoy..!
Recipe: YMSA

Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” Here are ten great benefits of adding more kale to your diet:

1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.

2. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

3. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

5. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

6. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

7. Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.

8. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

9. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility

10. Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.

For more healthy recipes go here www.ymsau.blogspot.com.au

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If you are interested in ukulele you might like to visit our blog:

http://www.palmbeachukulelegroup.blogspot.com.au/

Namaste..!

Article: mindbodygreen.com
Photo: greenreset.com

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Karma - Yoga Palm Beach


Karma
 
*    "What goes around comes around"

*   "As ye sow, so shall ye reap"

*   "For every action there is a reaction"

The word Karma means action, what is implied by this term - is this law; that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, either on the gross physical level, or on the subtle level. As long as we have a human form we are held responsible for our actions and must reap the reactions sooner or later, now or in the future.

Akarma

which means no reaction.

If you would like to learn more about Akarma and the simple and enjoyable practice of yoga meditation, leave a comment below along with your details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach  we are ready and willing to help. See you in class. Have a great day.

Namaste

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife -Yoga Palm Beach

Trees reduce violence
Neighbourhoods and homes that are barren have shown to have a greater incidence of violence in and out of the home than their greener counterparts. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear.

Trees mark the seasons
Is it winter, spring, summer or fall? Look at the trees.

Trees create economic opportunities 
Fruit harvested from community orchards can be sold, thus providing income. Small business opportunities in green waste management and landscaping arise when cities value mulching and its water-saving qualities. Vocational training for youth interested in green jobs is also a great way to develop economic opportunities from trees.

Trees are teachers and playmates
Whether as houses for children or creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, trees have provided the space for human retreat throughout the ages.

Trees bring diverse groups of people together
Tree plantings provide an opportunity for community involvement and empowerment that improves the quality of life in our neighbourhoods. All cultures, ages, and genders have an important role to play at a tree planting or tree care event.

Trees add unity 
Trees as landmarks can give a neighbourhood a new identity and encourage civic pride.

Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife
Sycamore and oak are among the many urban species that provide excellent urban homes for birds, bees, possums and squirrels.

Trees block things
Trees can mask concrete walls or parking lots, and unsightly views. They muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.

Trees provide wood 
In suburban and rural areas, trees can be selectively harvested for fuel and craft wood.

Trees increase property values 
The beauty of a well-planted property and its surrounding street and neighbourhood can raise property values by as much as 15 percent.

Trees increase business traffic

Studies show that the more trees and landscaping a business district has, the more business will flow in. A tree-lined street will also slow traffic – enough to allow the drivers to look at the store fronts instead of whizzing by.

Planting  trees is a worthwhile investment of time and money. Invest in the future of our children and mother earth.
 
 Yoga Meditation 

If you would like to get some information on the practice of  yoga meditation, you are most welcome to contact us. Leave a comment and your details below, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out our Yoga timetable for an activity and time that suits your schedule. Rsvp, by going to our facebook page, yogameditationstudiopalmbeach  See you in class. 

Namaste

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Retreat Yoga Meditation ... Last Saturday in April

YOGA MEDITATION RETREAT APRIL
10am - 4pm Saturday 27th April 2013

NO YOGA MEDITATION RETREAT IN MARCH DUE TO THE EASTER HOLIDAYS

Our Yoga Palm Beach Day Retreats are pretty informal, relaxed and alot of fun. Our program and times are flexible allowing everything to flow nicely.

*Short talks - Yoga Wisdom * Learn Meditation & Pre-meditation techniques * Group singing meditation * Gauranga Breath awareness * Om Hari Om Practise * Pranayama * Hatha Yoga class * Yoga Nidra class * Massage * Simple AND delicious Vegetarian Lunch, Herbal Teas, Pure water.


Short Talks On the history of yoga and the spiritual side of yoga.
Meditation

One of the meditations we will practise will be a group activity. Group meditation to music is traditionally known as kirtan. Simply put - the singing of sacred yoga mantras generally accompanied by guitar, or other instruments.

A nice description of the meaning of Kirtan is - The sound of the soul singing. A lovely ancient practice which helps us to re-connect with our higher awareness.This powerful practise can draw us into a profound state of deep meditation and joy. A truly heartfelt communication causing the sleeping spiritual essence of a person to awaken and flourish.
On the physical level singing is very therapeutic, it is good for our cardiovascular system, increases our lung capacity, helps reduce stress and has a powerful effect on our moods.

Combining singing with yoga mantras creates a very potent combination. By relaxing into the sound we can experience the soothing waves of spiritual energy from our meditation. This gives us the heart connection and deep peace that we're always seeking.

If you are a fan of yoga or even if you have never been to a yoga class before, here's an opportunity for you, come join in on the day. Stretch, strengthen and find your yoga breath.

The introductory yoga class will be flowing and gentle. You will be in safe hands, just let the teacher know if you have any body issues. If you are under a doctors care get the go ahead from them to be doubly sure it is safe for you to practise yoga.

We will practise yoga nidra or sleep yoga to achieve a sense of refuge, deep rest and rejuvenation. This is a very popular class, once you have tried it you will understand why.

I can assure you it's a blissfully relaxing experience, you will feel really great afterwards. This practise helps to relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. Come along and try it for yourself.

We will practise Pranayama or breath awareness. You will find it to be a very healthy, simple practise you can easily add to your collection of natural health aids which will benefit the overall wellbeing of yourself and your family.

These timeless practises are powerful and effective. The techniques are so straight forward and simple that you will find you can easily slot them into your daily routine.

You can take the skills that you learn and continue with your practise at home. In this way you will be able to keep the yoga meditation experience with you until you have the opportunity to come back and practise with us again.

The consistent practise of your meditation will ensure that you keep experiencing all of the health giving benefits for body mind and spirit. You will be less stressed, more focused, balanced and enlivened.

Hatha yoga asanas, yoga nidra, pranayama, etc,. are all pre-meditation techniques greatly benefiting body and mind. Singing meditation or kirtan takes care of the 'soul' or "spirit" component of our wholistic practise. A melodious voice is not necessary. It's all about the beautiful yoga mantras and our meditation upon the divine sounds.

Vegetarian Meal
Simple AND Delicious Vegetarian Lunch - Wholesome nutritious and delicious.
(This is a photo of one of the raw deserts that was served at the Retreat.)


To book in or for further details
Txt 0468344108

There are limited spaces so they will be allocated on a first come basis. We keep this group small and friendly at 16 spaces total.

Sorry there will be no refunds (so please be sure you want to attend before booking in and paying). If you have to cancel rest assured you will be able to attend any of the Yoga Meditation Retreats held during the year, so don't worry. You will have a whole year of retreats to choose from, this means you can pop in at any time, simply choose a month that will suit your schedule.

All payments need to be in by Friday 19th April 2013 at the latest or sooner if possible to gaurantee a spot.

Cost for this Yoga Meditation Retreat is $40- All inclusive.

Learn something new and exciting. Breathe, stretch, relax, & eat yumi food.

Namaste