Entries by Jennifer

Benefit from the power of the breath with yoga or meditation

Now more than ever in Australia, and particularly in Melbourne, more of us are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, frustrated or angry… And often all at the same time! Thankfully, there’s a simple thing you can do to alleviate these feelings and it involves nothing more than doing what comes naturally. Just breathe. That’s right; in, […]

Meditation classes in a COVID-19 world

For many, COVID-19 has brought increased stress and anxiety to their world, at a time when they may not be able to attend organised meditation classes that can help manage stress and anxiety. Thankfully, organisations like The Karma Studio in the Bayside Melbourne suburb of Sandringham have found a way around this, so you can […]

Restore your health with restorative yoga

All yoga can provide benefits for your mind and body, but there’s one type of yoga that can truly restore your health and that’s restorative yoga. For the uninitiated, restorative yoga looks like traditional yoga in slow motion. The idea is to relax as deeply as possible into the stretches and postures. Little physical effort […]

Finding Strength Within

We have all faced moments in our lives when the pressure mounts beyond what we feel we can handle, and we find ourselves thinking that we do not have the strength to carry on. Sometimes we have just gotten through a major obstacle or illness only to find another one waiting for us the moment […]

Pausing To Listen

Even short 5 minute meditations can be beneficial. With great challenges around us and  being overwhelmed by uncertainty and fear of the future, the rational parts of our brains go offline. By taking a moment to become aware of our angst and what has prompted it, we give our prefrontal cortex – the brain’s rational […]

Immune System

Hello Everyone, Just touching base from The Karma Studio… Well I started off feeling like everyone was over reacting and spent sometime with my head in the sand and then I decided I needed to take responsibility and make a shift, I started listening to the professionals about what is really going on with the […]

Does Meditation Change our Lives?

Below is some research from the iRest Institute with whom I’m finishing my Certification shortly as a Certified iRest Teacher. I run an 8 week iRest Yoga Nidra course regularly  here at the studio in Sandringham but am aiming to take these  courses outside to workplace venues or small groups, as you can see the […]

The Power of Silence

Ever since I went to a Vipassana Buddhist Meditation course when I was 22, ( nearly 40 years ago!! ) where we meditated 8 hours a day and stayed silence for 10 days, I have been fascinated by silence. Although  the whole experience was  gruelling physically and emotionally what my friend I remember distinctly was […]

Saving and Conservation through Meditation

Squirrel habits reminds us to set aside some of our most precious resources as an investment for the future. Native Americans considered all living beings as brothers and sisters that had much to teach including squirrels. These small creatures taught them to work in harmony with the cycles of nature by conserving for the winter […]

Benefits of Abdominal Massage

Do you often have that “knot in the gut” feeling which seems to be associated with stress an anxiety?….abdominal massage can help to relieve some of your uncomfortable symptoms, massage has many health benefits, including helping you to unwind. Learning the proper techniques for self-applied stomach massage can alleviate gas and digestive issues, as well […]