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8 Benefits for holding yoga at work

A typical Wednesday for me now is walking into a large corporate building in Docklands, Melbourne and being greeted by the friendly guy at the security desk sees me walk in and asks,

“Got your swag with you again?”

He is referring to my bright orange rolled up yoga mat slung over my shoulders, which along with […]

There’s a yoga teacher in your lounge room

Picture this.

Imagine getting home from a busy day in the office or finally having a moment to yourself once your baby/children are asleep and……..there she is!   Standing on a yoga mat in your lounge room………….is your very own yoga teacher! There to guide you through your very own yoga class from the comfort of your […]

World Mental Health Day

Guess what? Next week is Mental Health Week which is the lead up to World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on the 10th October. It’s a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, WMHD is an annual program held on 10 October to raise public awareness of mental […]

Be brave and stand tall as a Warrior

Almost everyone who has ever been to a yoga class will remember Warrior pose. There’s hardly a class where at least one Warrior pose isn’t practiced.

It might seem a little strange that something as peaceful and loving as yoga, would have connections to a Warrior. It is said the poses are named from the Bhagavad-Gita, […]

Get undressed: it’s yoga time!

Yesterday I came across a photo of a bunch of naked people practicing yoga. I posted the article (from Daily Mail UK) on my Facebook page and jokingly asked if people would be interested in participating. Not surprisingly, nobody was!

Apparently however, lots of people are.
What’s the point you may well ask
As did I. The studio […]

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Amazing benefits of yoga – Infograph

After Class
Improved Brain Function
Just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga — an ancient form of the practice that emphasizes physical postures rather than flow or sequences — can improve cognitive function, boosting focus and working memory. In a University of Illinois study, participants performed significantly better on tests of brain functioning after yoga, as compared to […]

3 scientific reasons to take a lunch break

Not so long ago when I was an office dweller in Melbourne, my lunch breaks consisted of eating at my desk, reading something like The Age online, whilst trying to ignore the work emails that used to flash up on the bottom right of my screen. After eating, I would brush the crumbs off my […]