Go Wild

[Published in Australian Yoga Journal, November 2014] CONNECTING WITH OUR WILD NATURE Breathe through it. Claire recalls the advice of her teacher. You’ve got all the strength you need. Channel it up from your core. She closes her eyes and takes a few deep breaths. Her shoulders loosen. A shift comes, her arms gain strength, … Continue reading Go Wild

Human Kind

[Published in Yen Magazine, Issue 71] Zip those negative thoughts and show a bit of kindness to feel all warm and fuzzy, and reap some health benefits. Aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart once said: "No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness … Continue reading Human Kind

Interview with Seane Corn on Yoga and Service

“All the conflict that exists is a manifestation of our collective thoughts as a global society and our global thoughts are fear and oppression and if we want to heal the planet we first have to look within ourselves to see where we’re enacting fear or oppression in our own personal lives. If we can … Continue reading Interview with Seane Corn on Yoga and Service

Living Yoga: Yoga and Activism

[Published in Australian Yoga Journal, May 2014] “How can you be a yogi and an activist?” asked a fellow Sea Shepherd crew member on the bridge of the organisation’s long-range vessel, the Bob Barker. I had been pondering this question for the previous three months at sea. We had been patrolling the Southern Ocean Whale … Continue reading Living Yoga: Yoga and Activism

Karma Yoga

Find your path towards leading a purpose-filled life, by Anna Greer. [In Australian Yoga Journal, April 2014]. Carl Jung once said, ‘Man cannot stand a meaningless life.’ That seems to be the case for Pam Ahern, who gave up the security of a successful equestrian career to start a farm sanctuary in the rolling pastoral … Continue reading Karma Yoga

Why activists need to practise yoga

Forget the designer leggings or fitness aspect, the introspective practices of yoga can be a valuable guide for social change advocates, writes Jivamukti yoga teacher and Sea Shepherd crew member Anna Greer. [The Scavenger, 23 April 2014] In my early 20s – when it seemed as though the right-wing John Howard would be Prime Minister … Continue reading Why activists need to practise yoga

Japan Ordered To Stop Whale Hunt, April 1 2014 Australia has won its whaling case against Japan - a great victory for activists. Changing the words of the convention will be the next step, writes Sea Shepherd crew member Anna Greer. The International Court of Justice yesterday ordered Japan to cease whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with "immediate … Continue reading Japan Ordered To Stop Whale Hunt

Earth and Sea

Dumbo Feather, March 21 Trees and earth and stone all smell sweeter than the sea. For 94 days, I have been on patrol in the Southern Ocean with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as part of the most-recent whale defence campaign. As we approach 100 nautical miles downwind from the lush coastline of New Zealand’s South … Continue reading Earth and Sea