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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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Benefits of the breath

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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?

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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 […]

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R U OK? Screen time beats family and friend time.

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Today is R U Ok? Day Australia and Saturday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day highlighting the effect suicide has on family, friends, colleagues and society at large.

Unfortunately, this year marks an occasion much too close to home. A few months ago, a friend of mine took his own life quite suddenly, plunging his immediate loved ones into […]

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Benefits of corporate yoga

Corporate yoga is low impact, improves strength and flexibility, builds concentration, and reduces mental stress and physical tension. Yoga is also known to reduce fatigue and generate energy – great for improving productivity and morale.

Yoga in the work place makes it easy for employees to join in without the need to spend time traveling to and from […]

2 steps to beat the mid-afternoon work slump

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This article is a fabulous pick-me-up involving yoga stretches whilst sat at your desk and easy mindfulness activity to help you focus within, breathe and boost your alertness at work.

The dreaded mid-afternoon slump at work can often leave you feeling uninterested and demotivated. But what if a quick and simple routine could perk you up, increase your […]

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Tips to manage job stress at work

Job stress is a normal response to the pressures and demands of work. Some people thrive in high-pressure environments and enjoy the ‘buzz’ when they’re facing a tight deadline or have an important presentation coming up. However, prolonged job stress over a significant period of time can be damaging to your mental health.

Finding the right […]

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How an hour of meditation transformed my work day

Earlier this week, Fast Company staff participated in a meditation session for creativity. Here’s how it changed my workday and attitude.
By Alexa Jaccarino

At Fast Company, we write a lot about how to do your best creative thinking. Unfortunately, continually hearing this insight from the best in business doesn’t always save me and my colleagues from […]

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10 ways back to the light

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Next Saturday marks World Mental Health Day. Here, we talk to James Rhodes, author of of ‘Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music’, and Matt Haig, author of ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ about the top ten strategies that helped them through the more difficult times

On Saturday 10 October, Matt Haig […]

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Why You Should Never Cut Out Of Your Yoga Class Early

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If you have practiced yoga with an instructor, you have likely heard him or her say that the final relaxation pose (savasana or corpse pose) is the most important or most beneficial posture in your practice.

When I first started practicing yoga, I thought this statement had to be false, […]