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The Importance of Balancing the Four Relationships

    GUEST POST: KEN MCLEAN Balance is the key aspect of life. When we establish or fall into harmony with our life there is a sense of flow or effortlessness. We feel as if the environment is supporting us in our actions. In Ancient Taoism, this was termed Wu Wei or effortless effort. However effortlessness … Continue reading The Importance of Balancing the Four Relationships
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Teaching yoga to manage pain

GUEST POST: RACHAEL WEST 1 in 5 Australians suffer Persistent Pain! Learning how pain works can help you keep your clients A growing body of evidence shows yoga helps with a range of pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and lower back pain. But doctors and physiotherapists are wary of referring pain patients to yoga. They … Continue reading Teaching yoga to manage pain
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Radical Self Responsibility: Doing away with the blame game

GUEST POST: DR JEAN BYRNE In a few weeks I am turning 40. This year has included lots of change. Our family is now complete and our work is changing as now I work closely with three other (remarkable) people rather than alone or just with my husband. Life is in a constant state of … Continue reading Radical Self Responsibility: Doing away with the blame game
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Employee vs Contractor and Superannuation for yoga teachers

    There appears to be confusion on the matter of superannuation payments to yoga instructors or teachers. Please follow this link to access the information sheet that explains the difference between and an employee and a contractor. Essentially yoga instructors or teachers are considered labour contractors and as such are eligible for superannuation payments by … Continue reading Employee vs Contractor and Superannuation for yoga teachers
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Yoga for Trauma Recovery

GUEST POST: HELEN CUSHING Yoga is a powerful and efficient system for changing the brain. This is exactly the need of people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not all trauma survivors develop PTSD but for those who do, life becomes unbearable, just as the trauma was. Devoid of hope, suicide can feel like the … Continue reading Yoga for Trauma Recovery
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Evidence Based Benefits of Yoga and Meditation on Stress Related Conditions

GUEST POST: Judy Lovas In the last 10 years, there’s been a rapid and exciting rise of scientific research in yoga and mindfulness meditation. Today, studies demonstrate that non-invasive practices such as yoga can reduce anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms and sleep disorders. This is important since in 2014-15, nearly 12% or 2.1 million Australians aged … Continue reading Evidence Based Benefits of Yoga and Meditation on Stress Related Conditions
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The IVF Treadmill: The role yoga can play in assisted pregnancy programs

    GUEST POST: DR. JEAN BYRNE Yoga is a wonderful way to prepare the body for pregnancy. It helps reduce stress, balance hormones and overall can help us feel well in body, mind and spirit. Yet sometimes no matter how much yoga we do, or how healthy we are, we still may find ourselves … Continue reading The IVF Treadmill: The role yoga can play in assisted pregnancy programs
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Health Funds Update: Teachers To Provide Additional Information

Health Insurance Funds continue to pay benefits for yoga. Yoga Australia Registered Teacher status provides the Funds with the quality assurance they are seeking. However, with some funds we need to provide additional information as follows:   Date of Expiry of First Aid Certificate Date of Expiry of Insurance Certificate  Your street address (PO boxes … Continue reading Health Funds Update: Teachers To Provide Additional Information
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Your Great Destiny For This Life – How Do You Find It?

GUEST POST: DONNA JORDAN The saying goes, “All experiences are pre-determined. Nothing is coincidence. The only thing we have is free will so we need to use ours in a positive way”. “So I don’t have a choice” I hear you say? That’s right. From the time it was decided that you would take another birth, … Continue reading Your Great Destiny For This Life – How Do You Find It?
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The Search for Happiness: finding a sense of purpose and pleasure through yoga

The promise of obtaining perennial happiness, health and wellbeing has millions of people signing up for yoga classes at a time when we’re becoming increasingly desperate to find a sense of purpose and fulfilment in our lives. Yoga’s benefits on the body-mind complex are innumerable and immense. Yoga increases bodily health and promotes mental and … Continue reading The Search for Happiness: finding a sense of purpose and pleasure through yoga
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