26/9/2017 0 Comments
These beautiful spring blossoms at the Auckland Botanic Garden were just in time for the Spring Equinox.
Spring is a time of transition. A time of fertile hope for the future. But first you must plant your seeds and then care for them.
What seeds do you want to grow in your life? Is it better work/life balance? More restful sleep? Resilience to cope with life's ups and downs? A sense of community? Or better fitness? Yoga is a tool that will help you grow these seeds.
What seeds are you planting in your life this spring?
24/9/2017 0 Comments
Who can do yoga?
If you can breathe you can do yoga.
Not everyone has a skinny, flexy, 20 year old body, but no matter what your body size and condition, there is yoga that is just right for you.
Research show that yoga can the best practice for developing a healthy relationship between the body and the mind. It can be especially helpful if things have happened that have harmed the body (for example: cancer, anorexia, assault), where someone's way of coping is to live strongly in their head, or where the person's way to cope with distressing experiences is to look outside to addictions.
Yoga brings unity to you, your mind and your body, and helps you to understand that you are enough.
A recent American Study has proved that depression is likely to improve if yoga is practised. In this study, the yoga group only practised twice a week, yet after 8 weeks the participants had experienced a "statistically and clinically significant reduction in depression severity".
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