Movement

Written by Cat Woods ・  10 mins   Shauna Hawkes has been a teacher with Power Living Australia for the past eight years. She teaches, facilitates programs, runs workshops and supports the teacher training program. In addition to her role as a teacher, mentor and facilitator, she is also a...

No matter whether you’re new to yoga classes or you’ve taken an extended break from practice, it never hurts to check that you’ve got the gear you need (and some that you just want). Naturally, as a yogi, you know that you are enough without material...

Written by Cat Woods ・  10 mins  The goal of all yogis is ultimately enlightenment, or Samadhi. Through awareness of breath and body, the ancient yogis discovered that the life force energy (prana) could activate Kundalini energy and also lead to optimal health and wellbeing when focused upon and...

Written by Cat Woods ・  5 mins In this hectic modern world of 24/7 social media, weeks that don’t often end the minute we leave the office, plus demands from partners, family, friends and colleagues, wouldn’t it be ideal to just…escape?   But not to simply escape and arrive back exactly...

Written by Siobhan Hodgson・ Photos by Jamie Kennedy Research is recognising what we yogis have always known - yoga is good for your mental health. One in five Australians aged 16-85 will experience a mental illness in any given year, according to findings from the National Survey of...

Written by Cat Woods ・  5 mins I came to yoga believing it was really a “stretch” class with incense. Perhaps, for some, it is and always will be. After years of practicing and trying classes of different types, I really developed a curiosity for the spiritual and...

Written by Laura Porter ・ Image by Shazmyn Ali ・ 5 mins Purpose. It’s a small and familiar word but one that most of us want more of in our daily lives. Why? Having real purpose guides our decision making, shapes our goals and it gives us a focus.  Plus,...

Written by Power Living Staff ・ Image by Jamie・ 5 mins Over the last few years when I’ve been meeting people I tell them that I’m a Pilates teacher. I normally get raised eyebrows as a response and a great interest in what I do, followed by the question...

Written by Duncan Parviainen ・ Image by Eneko Urunuela ・ 5 mins Yoga has gotten increasingly more epic with vinyasa, hot yoga, aerial yoga and to the somewhat extremes of naked yoga and wine and yoga. But, let's strip it all back to what keeps us coming back for more...