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Classical Poses Renewed


23 NOV 2014

9 AM – 12 NOON

$60 / $55 prepaid

Light Heart Yoga ~ Olive St, Nundah



Contact Lynda – 0438 080 768

Take your yoga practice a little deeper.

Experience a new approach to the classical poses ~ Svaroopa® style




Term 4, 2013

Tues 8 Oct – Sat 30 Nov

(8 weeks)

$ 144    – 8 classes (8 weeks to use)

$ 126    – 7 classes (7 weeks to use)

$ 108    – 6 classes  (6 weeks to use)

$  90    – 5 classes (5 weeks to use)

$  72     – 4 classes (4 weeks to use)

$ 22 – casual rate  (space permitting) 

Please note:  Any classes not attended within timeframe will be forfeited.


Embodyment® yoga therapy by appt.



9.15 – 10.45  am
6.30 – 8.00    PM



Embodyment® yoga therapy by appt



9.15 – 10.45 am



9.15 – 10.45 am


To see a table of yoga friendly health funds compiled by Yoga Australia,  please click below:

Yoga Friendly Health Funds


You may have started yoga because life was pushing you too hard. It was a good decision because yoga excels at getting you through the tough spots. But what do you do when your yoga is pushing you into tough stuff?

Read more …  1210 The Tough Stuff

Contemplation article by Swami Nirmalananda

Do you?  Me too.

If you don’t (yet), here’s  a few reasons why you could really learn to love it 🙂

This pose lengthens your lumbar spine (that’s the spine through your waist).  The traction from your back leg reaches through your hip and into your spine through your waist area.   The front of your thigh and hip crease are lengthened.   For this reason, in Svaroopa(R) yoga we don’t go into a deep forward bend directly after this pose as some other styles of yoga may do.   Lunge also qualifies as a very gentle backbend for your lower spine.

The weight of your head as you lean your head forward (which can weigh as much as a small bowling ball),  creates a traction which lengthens through the back of your neck and upper spine, decompressing your spine from your neck downward, relieving your neck and upper back tensions.  And doesn’t that feel great?

Lunge also lengthens your torso.   May release tensions through your pelvis.  There may also be possible release along your spine through your lowest ribs and into your sacrum and/or tailbone.    So, properly aligned and well supported, you could release your whole spine in this pose.  Wow!

When I say “properly aligned and well supported”, I mean that your belly stays on or over your thigh.  If your belly slides off your thigh, you can overstretch the ligaments in your hip, destabilising your hip joint.  Especially those with hyperflexibility (loose joints but a tight spine to hold it all together); a tendency to go to your extreme range and “hang” into your ligaments, overstretching that which is probably already overstretched.  (Contemplate the fact there may be a mental/emotional pattern attached to that).

If you’ve ever been to  a Svaroopa(R)  yoga class you will know there are certain steps in the setting up of  Lunge.  All for good reason 🙂

In this pose, often LESS = MORE.

Svaroopa(R) yoga teachers are trained to be meticulous about the pose angles and other body alignments.  Blocks, blankets and props provide support to keep you safe and to create the most effective opening for your spine.


Lunge relieves fear.   It’s a great counterpose to other forward bending poses.  In fact, it’s a great counterpose to life!

When you open your spine, you open your mind.

See you at yoga.


Precision with Compassion

Aug/Sept 2012

“The precision of Svaroopa(R) yoga creates core opening, which opens the core of your being, not just the core of your body.”

Read more of the Contemplation Article by Swami Nirmalananda