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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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The meaning of surrender

GUEST POST: Swami Muktibodhananda As a yoga student becomes more engrossed in the theory and philosophy of yoga the subject of ‘surrender’ arises. I personally began my yoga journey in 1972 and have since found that this aspect needs clarification in order for the process to unfold naturally and spontaneously. Surrender is what happens naturally … Continue reading The meaning of surrender
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Yoga Australia Pop Up Studio – What’s It All About?

The pop up is a new Yoga Australia membership benefit we are trialing. It is designed to support our members who have recently completed their teacher training and looking to gain confidence in their teaching in a safe and supportive environment. The transition from completing a teacher training as a student and becoming a teacher … Continue reading Yoga Australia Pop Up Studio – What’s It All About?
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Seasonal Yoga

GUEST POST: Emma Janetzki Which ‘season’ of life do you currently resonate with? What about your yoga students? You may mainly work with those whose current stage of life is predominately spring, summer, autumn or winter. During the season of winter, we can take our cues from nature: leaves and other matter which has decayed, is … Continue reading Seasonal Yoga
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Eating Your Way to Zen

GUEST POST: Jo Power About 90% of your body’s serotonin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract. Is this mood-regulating biochemical the key to happiness or a simplified theory that sidesteps the complex psychology of food association? Jo Power enlists the help of Dr. Jaroslav Boublik to explore the link between diet and peace of mind. … Continue reading Eating Your Way to Zen
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