As the weather begins to cool, we develop a natural tendency to retreat inwards, to stay indoors, to become a little more reclusive. This month’s Zamasana, Ūrdhva mukha śvānāsana (upward facing dog), is an extroverted, energising posture that can … Read more
The Zamasana for the month of May is Ustrasana, better known as Camel Pose. There are many great benefits to practicing this pose, including the strengthening of the back, opening up of the shoulders, chest and quads as well as … Read more
You will be super excited to learn that two of your favourite teachers are back teaching barre at Zama!
Aislinn will be back for Thursday nights at 7:40pm and Renee is now back for Sunday mornings at 8:15am!
They would … Read more
Our Zamasana of the month for March is Utkata Konasana, more commonly known as Goddess Pose. The Sanskrit name for this pose, Utkata Konasana (oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh), comes from three words: Utkata- meaning “powerful” or “fierce”, Kona- meaning “angle and Asana- … Read more
We are starting off our February with the Fish Pose, or Matsyasana. The Sanskrit name for Fish Pose refers to Matsya, who was an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The story goes that long ago, the earth … Read more
Happy new year, beloved Zamis! We hope you’re feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a holiday season spent with family and friends (…and food).
For January, to start 2016 off in a gentle, relaxed way, we’re going to be celebrating our … Read more
It wouldn’t be a challenge month without a challenging pose to play with! Meet Bird of Paradise pose (Svarga Dvijasana), a hip-opening, hamstring-stretching balance that will no doubt require all your concentration.
Just like the flower that shares … Read more
Chaturanga Dandasana (or just “chaturanga” as it is often known in classes) is our low plank position. Chaturanga means four limbs, danda means staff and asana means pose in Sanskrit – so this is the four-limbed staff pose. In a … Read more
To celebrate our wonderful Toowoomba studio’s 3rd birthday this month, our featured practice for the month of June is focused on the third eye (also known as the inner eye) chakra, Ajna. Ajna in Sanskrit directly translates to ‘I … Read more