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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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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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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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3 Yoga poses to counter the Monday blues

This article first appeared on www.doyouyoga.com

The weekend’s over and it’s back to the daily grind. Monday has come to symbolize a return to the dull, the boring, the tedious. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Many people try to psyche themselves up for the day (and week) ahead with coffee, but why not try […]

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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 […]

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Namaste boss! Why yoga at work works

This article first appeared in www.doyouyoga.com. Although the companies highlighted in the article are US based the benefits of having regular yoga sessions in the workplace equally apply to Melbourne workplaces.

Yoga has been proven to alleviate stress in the workplace increasing productivity, relationships within teams and reducing depression and absenteeism. HeadsUp states the following:

$2.30 […]

Yoga myths debunked

By Emily Apple

Yoga has taken Western culture by storm and with it comes the myths which are attached to this ancient practice. Several myths about the practice of yoga have long been masquerading as facts and now is the time to put an end to it all.
Yoga has become a type of religion
Yoga has got […]

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Christianity, Islam and Yoga

YOGA has been in the news a lot recently. As colleagues have written, the establishment of International Yoga Day, celebrated for the first time last Sunday was a significant milestone for India’s “soft power” and on balance, a personal success for Narendra Modi, the prime minister who led 37,000 people in a display of the spiritual exercise.Yoga also generates […]

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Sit much? 3 ways to loosen your tight hips

When we think about hips, they normally belong to a woman and relate to her size and shape. What we don’t give much thought to is hip flexibility both in men and women.
How do we know if our hips are tight?
If you work in an office you probably have tight hip flexors. Sitting at a desk […]

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Love your downward dog without sore wrists

Weak wrists?

If you are new to yoga or have gone back to yoga practice after some time off, you might notice a lack of strength in your wrists.

I know some of my beginner students will ask me how to the avoid soreness they feel in their wrists; usually after a few Downward Facing Dogs.

For those […]