A Love Story for Bedtime

I wrote this bedtime love story for my little girl earlier in the year when settling her to sleep. She is fond of fairytales. I wanted to ignite her spirit with an inner search, offer her a story that celebrates the feminine, is imbued with yogic principles while feeding the soul with a romance of life’s potential. If you set an intention like that, sometimes story just comes. Does this one resonate with you? May it delight. x

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A Meditation for Love

Do you have a warm cup of something to lovingly hold and sip as you read this? If not, go make yourself something you’ll enjoy, then come and sit with me. Take a sip while it’s warm, because you’re about to forget all about that warm cup of tea. 

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A touch of love

If you are feeling single and dateless when evening hits, try not to get swept away in sorrow. In truth, you are not alone. If you tune into the universal truths, you realise that you are never alone; the universe is always supporting your efforts. Know this; you are not your thoughts. You are not your feelings.

So instead of feeling alone, connect with the energy of Love.

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A Yoga Love Poem

I wrote this yoga love poem some time ago and thought I would share it now as I sit in a delicious space of creating and planning for the WellBeing Yoga Immersions for Love. It equally serves for lovers and those waiting for the wings of love. It can also be felt as a calling or uniting wholeness within yourself...

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Abhyanga self massage

The Ayurvedic suggestion to lovingly self-massage with warm oil every day is a beautiful, nourishing practice.

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And a Happy, Peaceful, Earth Loving New Year!

As you begin the natural process of looking back over the year just gone and start to think of how you would like to live the new one, cast your reflections back, then forward through the lens of unity consciousness. 

In what ways are you living against the natural flow of life? Where are you pushing instead of allowing things to pass? How might this be the cause of your suffering? Can you find your pathway to peace?

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And Fly! A metaphor

It's long overdue,
This coming home to yourself.
You have been wanting to embrace your heart your whole life,
Yet have held back,
Until now.

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Conscious Home Eco-Renovation

What a privilege it is to chat with an eco-renovator within their own home. There’s the confirmation that surfaces and finishes are not leaching chemical waste for years to come. The cooling and heating are taken care of through good insulation and where possible, passive design. Sipping harvested, purified rain water, a sound scape of birds song drifts through the windows and into discussions. Even the water you wash your hands with recycles back into the toilet bowl afterwards and the aesthetics are appealing too. It seems that once you start a home eco-renovation you naturally want to inspire others, and the flow-on effect for sustainable living is life changing.

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Cultivating Compassion

In the authoritative ancient text, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, karuna or compassion is one of the four ways of relating to others. Compassion towards those who are suffering. Compassion can sometimes be difficult, especially if someone’s suffering is aimed at you.

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Cultivating Joy

October and November 2015 have been my biggest publishing months to date. I have around 25,000 words published across three WellBeing publications this month and am busy writing more.

I've also been interviewed by Ayurved Sutra on how to become more compassionate and loving through yoga.

I love writing so much, and sharing ancient wisdom teachings through the craft.

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Cultivating Sensitivity

Have you had a teary day/ week or even month lately? A teary moment, even? Have you been told you’re ‘too sensitive’, ‘overly sensitive’ and ‘hyper sensitive’?

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Finding Your Dharma

Are you fulfilled?

Do you lose yourself in your work and find yourself in the process?

Or are searching for the seeds of fulfilment and need some direction?

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Free meditation online at WellBeing

A voice recorded free Meditation of Love is now available for you at WellBeing TV. 

Click hereto listen to this free voice recorded meditation.

Make love your practice, may love begin inside your heart, may love begin with you.

Kylie Terraluna x

 

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Free Yoga LOVE-IN this Valentine's Day 5pm

FREE Yoga LOVE-IN this Valentine's Day at 5pm in the park in Bondi!

Hope to see you there for some simple mindful movement, intimate breath work and a love meditation as a Valentine's Day gift to you.

Click here for more information.

ALL are welcome.

Kylie Terraluna x

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Golden Light, Good Night

I sit and wonder and breathe and surrender. But have I really surrendered? Do I understand what it means to completely let go of the outcome? Do you?

I sit and wait and feel the vidya stirring my heart. I let go, but have I really? Do I understand?

“I want, I hear you say”. The universe is talking to me now.
“I need this for this reason” Spirit echoes me back to myself.
“All in perfect timing”, comes the reply.

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Home now - a poem

I go,
And I write,
And I feel for my breath,
And as I do,
I feel a caress,
Of warmth on my cheek,
I missed you, my friend,
The warmth of the sun,
With rays that amend.

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Imagining the WellBeing Yoga Immersion weekends...

Imagine…

You feel rushed, a little apprehensive, then enter a space that has been so beautifully, meditatively prepared, filled with indelible intentions for your own exploration, that you relax. As you enter, you start to let go and listen to soothing sounds of yoga music as it flows through your ears and into your heart, softening you while you look for a space to call home for the weekend amongst others that you haven’t yet met. I smile at you, chanting softly, then bring you an oil to soothe your marma points and clear your energy. You roll out your mat. As you take a breath in, you breathe a sacred scent from the oil and another from the love altar; a divine scent from ancient times, welcoming and nurturing your senses.

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It's time - a poetic musing

In truth, there will be time
To paint the sacred symbols on the walls,
To feel the texture of the canvas through the gentle strokes of the painted brush,
For meditative awareness,
One pointed concentration,
Enlivened with majesty,
Passed into your hands with love.

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Love and compassion the week before Christmas

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house was stress and confusion, and so much doubt…

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Nature Love Poems

I haven't been blogging lately, so much so, that I forgot to give you my latest love poems. So here you are, divine one, from my heart to yours. And yes, I will come back with more blogs very soon, there's much more... KT x

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New Meditation for Peace

I wrote a new meditation for peace a couple of weeks ago for the Hills to Hawkesbury Living magazine.

I recorded the audio version to be suitable for people of all ages, from preschoolers to adults. My son has a taken a liking to falling asleep to it, and asks to hear this one, or the kids yoga nidra every night. We lie together, listening, relaxing and letting go after his long day of kindergarten (my daughter on the other hand falls asleep more easily than him). 

Click here for the meditation, then scroll past the written version for the audio.

There's other meditations of mine you can listen to online, including my love meditation, or the adults or kids yoga nidras.

If there is something specific you need and would like me to write you a meditation, please contact me and I'll create one for you.

Relax and be at peace, and be supported by the divine universal love within and all around you. 

May all beings everywhere be happy and free.

Kylie Terraluna x 

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Om Shanti, Peace at Home

Shanti, Shanti? I’m calling my cat of ten years. I’ve named her Peace for a reason. Shaaaantiiii. I love calling Peace into Nature as the darkness falls upon the night sky. Peace, I call out in Sanskrit, and wait for a softly furred, four legged friend to enter through the front door for her dinner.

I’m also calling to my heart, to remind myself to embody peace within the chaos of a young family in an intimate space...

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On Criticism

Recently I discovered that over many years I unconsciously embraced a criticism of my handwriting that didn’t come from me. In the process of conscious living, you uncover or wake up to things that you do unconsciously that no longer serve you, and it’s a wonderful thing, because it provides the opportunity to let go and live differently.

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On Feeling Sad

Sadness can sometimes grip you, can’t it? Do you find it’s easy to focus on what’s negative in your life, and deeply focus on it to the point where you are way beyond melancholy?

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Resistance - How to implement transformation

Do you find whenever you try to implement positive change in your life, you end up resisting it? Does it get too hard among all the demands for your attention, your time, to live the way you yearn to? If you feel overwhelmed by all the advice on how to live even though you crave peace, harmony and spiritual knowledge, here’s a way in that will hopefully feel joyful, loving and just a little bit exciting!

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She loved the Moon

She loved the Moon

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Speaking at Mind Body Spirit Festivals in May/June

I'm speaking at the Mind Body Spirit Festivals in Sydney and Melbourne in May/June for the WellBeing Yoga Immersions for love and happiness!

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Spiritual Community Circles

In WellBeing, issue 155, out now, you will find my article, Creating Spiritual Community Circles on page 76 - 80. If you haven’t yet experienced a spiritual circle, I urge you to read this article and seek the sacred connection that awaits you in the company and safety of sacred circle.

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The Yoga of Mess

Namaste. This is me, in equanimity amidst mess. With two small children my home is often dishevelled, a special thanks to my three year old boy. He is adorable by the way, and incredibly messy.

It’s hard to contain mess in such a small home, and I don’t want to contain the creative spirit, to dampen the imaginative fire by being rigid or fixed, so I allow for mess and find myself constantly cleaning up, like most mums I guess. Here’s the yoga of it. It’s service; karma yoga.

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The Yoga of Self Acceptance

Does your kindness for others include kindness to yourself, or are you much harder on yourself than you are on others? Do you place unrealistic demands on yourself that you would never expect anyone else to live up to, yet berate yourself for not doing enough, being enough, being good enough when you fail to meet your own high standard?

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The Yoga of Surrender

A lot of people consider Yoga as a form of exercise with a bit of unusual breathing and a rest thrown in at the end. Is this you, or someone you know? Yoga Teachers don’t mind, because the health benefits are far reaching irrespective of how spiritual you want to take your practice. Yet Yoga is a spiritual path, and Patanjali clearly states that this sattvic lifestyle needs a surrender; Ishvara Pranidhana - surrendering to the divinity within. It is a beautiful way to live, surrendering, yet how many of us do?

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To be a butterfly - a nature poem

To be a butterfly

Of all the creatures I would like to be, 
The butterfly is the one for me.
For she has metamorphasized,
And used the experiences of her life.

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Truth-seeking company and natural connection

Sanga is a Sanskrit word that means ‘in the company of likeminded others’. Sat means the ‘highest truth’, and Satsanga is the ‘company of likeminded others seeking the highest truth’. If you are struggling to maintain a daily yoga practice, seeking a satsang can inspire you towards a regular practice for living your bliss.

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Vastu - Yoga for Your Home

We who wish to be happy and healthy need to look past our personal concerns to also consider nature’s wellbeing… No individual’s well-being is ever independent of the well-being of the land, the community and the cosmos.” Dr Robert E. Svoboda, Vastu, Breathing Life into Space.

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Vastu for Love

Do you see Love as a spiritual quest in life? Look around your home, feel into the space. Does it feel emotionally warm to be at your place? Is it nurturing, safe, non-judgemental, and is love freely expressed and received? Can you drop into the space and truly relax?

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Vastu Shastra for Home Security

How safe do you feel in your home at night or when you are home alone? Some people feel so safe they don't even lock their doors at night. Others, plagued with increasing amounts of fear, barricade themselves in with heightened security measures.

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What are the WellBeing Yoga Immersions all about?

What’s in the WellBeing Yoga Immersion Weekends for Love and Happiness?

If you love Yoga, if you’re curious about Yoga or want to know ancient tools for love and happiness in life, you will love this blissful weekend presented by WellBeing Magazine. Kylie Terraluna, WellBeing writer and yoga teacher, shares a wealth of vedic knowledge to harmonise and empower you. These weekends are held in a number of locations throughout Australia.

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Who is Kylie Terraluna for the WellBeing Yoga Immersions?

Here’s a little about me, to help you understand where I come from and what kind of yoga teacher I am for the WellBeing Yoga Immersions.

The word, ‘wellbeing’ is another name for happiness, and every word I have ever written for WellBeing Magazine has been and continues to be an act of pure love. It’s a written form of yoga teaching for me, whether I’m writing about yoga, or spiritual circles or sustainability, it’s all yoga. These Immersions are the live component of years of printed articles, and more than that, they too are an act of love. 

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Yoga for Eating

A yogic lifestyle joyously involves every aspect of your life and eating is no exception to yogic joy.  

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Yoga for Happiness

Do you think about your own happiness, what makes you happy and what it is that truly leads to lasting happiness in your life? Would you like to be happier?

Have you considered how you would live, love and be, if happiness was your stable centre? Or is your happiness somehow obscured by conditioned expectations and responsibilities, pushed to the side or future dated for a later destination you may never find? Do you really want to live like that, ever dependent on good things happening for you to feel happy?

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Yoga for Happiness article here

Happiness is not a commodity.

Love is pure, generous and uplifting.

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Yoga for Self Love

To celebrate Love Your Body Week, Kylie Terraluna with Kate Duncan from WellBeing Magazine have created a beautiful yoga sequence for self-love filled with love and intentions for self-care and acceptance. This healing practice also has a photographic yoga sequence for you to follow with love notes throughout. 

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Yoga for Sex

If you are following a yoga path - living more consciously, embracing ahimsa (non-violence), aiming for sattvic (pure) interactions of peace, love and intimacy - has this translated into more meaningful sexual experiences for you yet? We live in a society that cheapens sex, advertising wants to get into our pockets through our pants and makes light hearted fun of sex. Even health research propounds the need for more of it for better health. Yet no sex is better than bad sex, don’t you think?

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Yoga of Bliss

The idea of transformation can be misunderstood. To transform into something other than yourself is not the idea of yoga. A caterpillar transforms into a butterfly but is still the same being as it was. Like the caterpillar, a flower blossoms, but doesn’t do so in an effort to improve on itself, it is simply living in harmony with it’s nature. Yogic transformation is also not one of self improvement, it is one of self awareness.

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Yogic Prayer Practice

As a yogi/yogini of love, when something touches you deeply, like natural disasters in the world and the suffering and death it can bring, you can dedicate your yoga practice to easing the suffering of people, a person or group on a small or global scale. This raises your own consciousness, and helps develop compassion and peace, putting your sufferings into perspective and easing them as well. You can do a yoga prayer practice alone or in a group, harnessing the power of the group energy to help bring about healing for others.

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