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Zambesi, Max, Storm, Liam, Ruby, Ezibuy, @emgirl, Kagi, Helen Cherry, Charlotte Penman, Sabatini and more Also check out the COMPETITIONS section for lots of great fashion giveaways! QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be FASHIONZ.CO.NZ facebook.com/FashioNZ By DANIEL SILVERTON THE concept of competitive yoga is confusing enough to make you want to sit down, stretch out and take a deep breath. To a Westerner, competing against fellow yogis seems the antithesis of the pastime which preaches relaxation and personal fulfilment. However, contests to judge per- formance of the asanas (postures) have been held for hundreds of years in India, where yoga practice originated. “There are eight limbs to yoga and one of them is the asanas,” says Ellen Adoko, who runs Achel Hot Yoga in East Tamaki and Manukau. “[Yoga teacher] B.K.S. Iyengar says it is the only part of yoga that is exhibitive and therefore suitable for competition.” The 2014 New Zealand Asana Championships were held in Albany last month. This year was the first time a youth category (up to 18 years) had been offered, and Gargi Bansal is the inaugural New Zealand girls’ champion. The 15-year-old has been prac- tising hot yoga at Achel for around 18 months. Her mother first encouraged her to join, but the hobby has since become a habit. “My body feels like it needs to come back every day,” she told the Times. “In the holidays I try to come every day and when school is on three to four times a week.” In hot and Bikram yoga, the stu- dio is heated to around 38 degrees and 35 per cent humidity to repli- cate the Indian climate. Each session lasts 90 minutes and goes through 26 asana in the same order. The high temperature helps increase flexi- bility and maximise other health benefits. Gargi’s win at the New Zealand event qualified her to compete at the IYSF World Yoga Sports Championship in London this month. “It went okay, I think I did really well,” she says, of the national vic- tory. “I messed up one of the pos- tures. Sadly the other competitor didn’t turn up. “I aim to get a [podium] place at London, but I’ll do my best for now and see how it goes. I’ll try to get better.” FLEXIBLE AND FOCUSED: New Zealand’s first international youth yoga sports representative Gargi Bansal demonstrates the standing bow pose, with instructor Ellen Adoko. Left, the full bow pose. Times photos Daniel Silverton Striking the perfect pose Birds fly in to new Gulf island home THE first birds to be introduced to a unique new wildlife reserve in the Hauraki Gulf have been delivered. Forty tieke (saddleback) and 40 popokotea (whitehead) have been flown from Little Barrier Island/Hauturu o Toi to Rotoroa Island, formerly run by the Salvation Army as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Following extensive planting, monitoring and pest eradication on Rotoroa Island, the bird translocations mark the start of an ambitious 25-year plan by the Auckland Zoo and Rotoroa Island Trust, including introducing up to 20 new species by 2018. Kiwi, Duvaucel’s gecko and moko skink are among other wildlife planned for release later this year. Auckland Zoo director Jonathan Wilcken says the species will be introduced at a greatly accelerated rate and includes wildlife that wouldn’t necessarily have been found before on Rotoroa Island. “We aim to create a diverse and novel ecosystem, one which will allow us to showcase the sort of interventionist approach to conserving wildlife that New Zealand is increasingly becoming known for around the world.” For example, a solar-powered sound system to broadcast calls at a newly- established artificial gannet colony on the island, designed to attract a real colony, will be switched on. The trust and zoo formed a partnership in 2012 to create a wildlife reserve on Rotoroa Island, funded by the Hutton Wilson Charitable Trust. Since 2008, 20,000 exotic trees have been removed and more than 350,000 NZ native plants have been reintroduced.
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