three clouds yoga

About three clouds yoga

As a yoga teacher and meditation teacher and the founder of three clouds yoga, Jemma Newcombe is deeply passionate about helping people feel calm and focussed. People normally reach out to Jemma because they’re overwhelmed with stress, time poor, as well as struggling with their health and overall wellbeing. When she’s not teaching and running her business you can find her making chakra candles, chasing after her large dog and enjoying Melbourne’s restaurants and arts scene.
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Feeling burned out? You’re not alone

Heads Up has some great resources and tips if you find yourself becoming overwhelmed or burned out at any time.

As the nature of work changes over time, we’re taking more work and stress home. As a consequence, many of us increasingly feel like we are struggling to keep up with the demands of our jobs. […]

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Read this before you organise a corporate yoga session

Some great tips for corporate yoga in the workplace – both for the organiser and participants. (Although unlike the author I have never had anyone turn up in a sari!) 

Theme
Always have a theme for your session. This is important because it allows the trainer to tailor the session to the specific theme and stick to it. The […]

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Breathe. Exhale. Repeat. The benefits of controlled breathing

It seems science is finally showing evidence of the benefits of breathing on our mind and body – something yogis and buddhists have knows for thousands of years. In yoga we call it pranayama; meaning breath control. There are many different types of pranayama that may be practiced in yoga. 

If I am feeling stressed, I will practice breathing […]

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Mood boost – yoga to calm your mind

I came across this article from www.psychologies.co.uk and it outlines some great simple but effective yoga poses for beginners. Great for improving your mood, deepening your breath and moving your spine safely. 

Originally, yoga postures were designed to be active preparation for meditation. In modern life, these qualities help relieve the pressures of modern life. Many of us […]

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Relaxed in the office with yoga

Article from: www.huffingtonpost.ca

I work from home, and have laptops on desks or tables throughout my home. The worst case scenario is that I am slouched, half-laying on the couch with my laptop balanced on my knees for 10 plus hours a day.

Recently, I spoke with Rachel Scott, Director of Teacher Development at YYoga. Rachel shared her […]

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5 poses to relieve lower back pain from sitting

My posture has definitely improved since ditching my desk job.

This doesn’t mean that as an office worker you can’t have great posture nor prevent lower back, neck and shoulder issues. This article from www.doyouyoga.com has some great tips as well as 5 key yoga postures which you can practice at home.

Maintaining good posture can be […]

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12 Ways to beat Christmas stress

Tackle Christmas stress before it takes hold! The Black Dog Institute shares advice for staying mentally well over the busy festive season.

1. Work out your priorities and keep a list
Prioritise tasks and tick them off when they’re done. Make the tasks possible; don’t place unrealistic expectations on yourself. The festive season is a good time to […]

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Benefits of the breath

Photo: amytreasure.com

Go to any yoga class and you’ll hear your teacher constantly remind you to notice your breathing; when to inhale and exhale as you move your body through various poses. We breathe without thinking about it but so many of us breathe shallowly and even incorrectly!

When we breathe, our belly should gently rise and when we exhale our […]

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Are mindfulness and meditation the same?

Photo by Isabell Winter

It is difficult to pick up a lifestyle magazine or scroll through your favorite yoga-related social media pages without seeing mention of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. The words “mindfulness” and “meditation” often seem interchangeable, and both practices appear to have the same advantages. So why the different terminology?

Because these terms […]

Why workplace yoga is the new black

This article first appeared on www.zenyogastrap.com

Today, unique company benefits are quickly becoming the norm. Many employees no longer see these benefits as luxuries offered only at cutting-edge companies – they expect them and might even see them as the deciding factor in choosing which company to work for. Among a plethora of employee benefits like […]