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Benefits of Yoga

“Yoga is not a panacea, but it is a powerful medicine indeed for the body, mind, and spirit.”

– Timothy McCall, M.D.

Improves Flexibility & Joint Health

Yoga practice increases muscle flexibility and the range of different joint movements. For example, a lack of flexibility in the hips can put strain on the knee joint, or back pain can be caused by tightness in the hamstrings. Yoga can help improve this.

Reduces Stress

Yogic tools such as asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) can enhance the parasympathetic nervous system, which is calming and restorative. It lowers breathing and heart rate, decreases blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the internal organs.

Strengthens Muscles

Muscle weakness contributes to numerous problems, including arthritis, back pain, and falls in the elderly. Practicing asana (the physical postures of yoga) strengthens muscles in a functional way, balancing strength with flexibility.

Improves Posture & Balance

Most people these days are slouched over a computer or mobile device the majority of the time. Yoga helps improve back and neck muscles leading to better posture, whilst also using the body in a more balanced way, minimising muscle imbalance that so often leads to bothersome symptoms and injuries.

Fosters Spiritual Growth

The regular practice of yoga often puts practitioners in touch with a different side of themselves. Learning to quiet the restless mind and tune in to its tricks and habits can foster feelings of gratitude, empathy, forgiveness and the sense that you’re part of something bigger than yourself.

Leads to Healthier Habits

Yoga practice facilitates psychological health and sensitivity to the body, encouraging people to make healthier choices.

Yoga Events

Learn more about our upcoming Yoga Events which will leave you feeling nourished and supported, with your heart open and filled to the brim! 

Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety

- Sometimes, a ‘general’ yoga class isn’t quite what you need. -

Carla has an invested interest and specializes in helping people manage stress and anxiety.
As a society, Australians are more stressed than ever before. The below figures are from a survey conducted in 2015*. Given the developments in the world and current situation we find ourselves in (especially during 2020!), one can only imagine the updated results:

35%

of Australians report having a significant level of distress in their lives.

26%

of Australians report above normal levels of anxiety symptoms.

26%

of Australians report having moderate to extremely severe levels of depression symptoms.

2015

In 2015, anxiety symptoms were the highest they have been in the five years of the survey.

*Australian Psychological Society Stress and wellbeing in Australia survey 2015

Carla has carefully curated a range of practices drawing upon the principles of yoga to provide you with a holistic approach to educating, empowering, and managing the above conditions. These are taught in small groups, either as a three-hour workshop or over a six-week period.

These are particularly beneficial as community groups or workplace offerings.

If you’d like more information on Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety,
please don’t hesitate to contact Carla to discuss further.

“Thank you for opening and showing me this world of yoga. I never thought I would be a 'yoga' person but here I am almost 10 months on and it has helped me so much. You're an awesome teacher and a wonderful individual.”

– Toni, 41yrs

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