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Yoga during Queensland Winter

14 May

I’m back in Ipswich from another beautiful trip to my home country.

All classes during autumn / winter / early Spring as per our well-known weekly yoga class schedule:

Cameron Park, Scout Hall, Easton Street, Booval

(this hall has a heather, no excuse to miss class)

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

  • Tuesdays, 9:00am – 10:30am *) followed by meditation 10:30am-11am, if you wish to stay.
  • Wednesdays 9:00am – 10:00am Seniors Yoga class  *) followed by meditation 10am – 10:30am, if you wish to stay.
  • Thursdays, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

 

 Cost  

  • first trial class: free
  • drop-in class $15.00
  • 5-class pass (valid for 2 months) $70.00
  • 10-class pass (valid for 4 months) $120.00

Cost for Senior Class (Wednesday 9am – 10am)

  • first class: free
  • single class  $10.00
  • 10-class-pass  $80.00

 

 

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Snow in Spring near Lucerne, Switzerland, April 2017.

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Spring in Switzerland, country side of Basel, April 2017. This should be enough firewood for our Queensland Winter.

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Spring in Switzerland, May 2017.

 

Asana – proper exercise

15 Apr
Based on the “Five Points of Yoga” as outlined by Swami Vishnu-Devananda-ji.

1. Proper Exercise (Asanas)

Our physical body is meant to move and exercise. If our lifestyle does not provide natural motion of muscles and joints, then disease and great discomfort will ensue with time. Proper exercise should be pleasant to the practitioner while beneficial to the body, mind and spiritual life.

Asanas or yoga postures/exercises focus on increasing and maintaining flexibility of the spine, toning and rejuvenating the nervous system. The gentle stretching, twisting and bending movements bring flexibility to the joints and muscles of the body, as well as massaging the glands and organs. Circulation is also improved, ensuring oxygen to all the cells of the body. The different poses put pressure on various points, which help to relax the nervous system and therefore also helps to release stress.

The Sanskrit word Asana means steady pose, therefore holding the yoga postures is beneficial.  Taking a few deep breaths in every pose, slowing down.

 

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Ardha Matseyndrasana – half spinal twist.

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Halasana – the plough.

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Standing spinal twist in triangle – Parivritta Trikonasana.

© Photography Maria Steiner

Yoga Class at the PCYC Ipswich

12 Jun

Every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm – 8pm I teach the weekly Yoga class for the local PCYC.

The class structure is the same, as my regular classes. Terms and conditions are different, please check following website for details: http://www.ipswichpcyc.org.au/gym/fitness-classes/yoga
Maria teaches the yoga class at the PCYC.

Maria teaches the yoga class at the PCYC.

The photo is from February 2009, that’s how long I have been teaching this class.

Early Morning Beauty

23 May
Sunrise on  Monday 20th May, 2013 © Photography Maria Steiner

Sunrise on Monday 20th May, 2013

The early bird, catches the best worm!

If you are up early, you can witness the silence of nature and get the chance to see some spectacular sunrises.  This time of the day is what Yogis refer to as “Brahma-muhurta” – the best time to meditate, when the quality of nature is pure “Sattva”.
I took this photo on Monday morning 20th May, 2013.

© Photography Maria Steiner

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