Matariki - A new year begins...

Matariki for me is a time to reflect, look back to look ahead, and be grateful for all I have in the present.

This time the blog is a little different, as it is a little more personal, and is a look back on the year that has passed and some changes that are on the horizon!

So to recap here's some of the topics from the last year on the blog -

  • Tips for practicing yoga online
  • Rest is rongoā - rest is medicine.
  • Wish upon a star - Hiwa- i- te- rangi - the wishing star
  • Fall in love with your breath - yoga for stress
  • He iti noa ana, he pito mata-  From the withered tree a flower blooms - finding the right teacher for you.

 

 

As I recall a year ago we were in lockdown, and all classes were held online with the studio closed. So the blogs on tips for practicing online, and the benefits, were needed. I hope you found some of the tips useful.

 

We all adapted, and some even discovered they were completely happy with this new way of accessing the classes, and have...

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Wish upon a star...

Mānawatia a Matariki - New year greetings!

During our yoga this term we spent the last two weeks setting intentions- called a Sankalpa in the yoga tradition I am trained in. This was to honour and mark the beginning of Matariki, before the re-emergence of the star cluster known as Matariki or Pleiades. To harness the energy of this powerful time, the power of the stars and ritual, to bring our desires and wishes from our hearts and minds into fruition...

 

The kaupapa involved focusing on one of the nine stars-

 

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi - The Wishing Star... 

 

... sending our wishes, hopes and dreams to the stars ...that is one of the roles of Matariki wā, when the star Matariki rises she brings with her her children, one of which is Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, the wishing star...so now is the time to release your wishes and dreams for the coming year.

 

In yoga we use the power of Sankalpa - a resolve or intention for that which you wish to bring into your life - this...

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