Living Well Blog

Welcome to Living Well! A living, breathing health and wellbeing blog. Our purpose is to create interesting, informative and thought provoking blogs on all things yoga, meditation, health, happiness and wellbeing.

Current category: Yoga

5 Reasons to Cross Train with Yoga

Monday 7th September 2015, 12:00am
5 Reasons to Cross Train with Yoga

No matter what other type of fitness or training you are into, Yoga can help to improve your performance. On the flipside, your other passion(s) can enhance your Yoga practice. Let's take strength training as an example, on the surface they seem to be complete...

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5 Reasons to Practice Suyra Namaskar

Tuesday 21st July 2015, 4:30pm
5 Reasons to Practice Suyra Namaskar

We often get asked why we practice Surya Namaskar, in every class so we thought we'd write a blog to shed some 'light' on the subject. In Sanskrit Surya means Sun and Namaskar means 'to bow down', so we are 'saluting' the Sun. It's a sequence of flowing poses...

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3 Ways Yoga Improves Fertility

Monday 11th May 2015, 1:00pm
3 Ways Yoga Improves Fertility

Yoga is well known for increasing flexibility and fitness but did you know it can actually help you to conceive? Infertility is a common issue in today's society; in fact a study conducted in Adelaide revealed 1 in 6 Australian couples (see page 9) have issue...

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5 Ways Yoga Helps You Lose Weight

Thursday 9th April 2015, 7:00am
5 Ways Yoga Helps You Lose Weight

We know that yoga is great for relaxation and stress reduction, but what about Yoga for weight loss? Admittedly, it's not the first form of exercise that springs to most people's mind when they want to lose weight. If you're looking to shed some extra kilos, d...

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How Yoga Helps With Anxiety

Monday 16th February 2015, 1:28pm
How Yoga Helps With Anxiety

A little bit of anxiety is normal, we've all had it at some point in life, exams, job interviews, speeches etc. However, some people suffer from persistent constant worry. In this situation the anxiety becomes overwhelming, sometimes even crippling, affecting...

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Karma Yoga - Selfless Giving is the Art of Living

Saturday 3rd January 2015, 1:00pm
Karma Yoga - Selfless Giving is the Art of Living

This week's blog is all about a form of yoga called Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is the yoga of action, it's the path of selfless service to your fellow human beings. It's one of the 3 paths to enlightenment that is based on the teachings of an ancient Hindu text ca...

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The Importance of Savasana

Monday 8th December 2014, 8:00am
The Importance of Savasana

I find peoples' reaction to Savasana very interesting. Some people absolutely love it; in fact lots of people wish the whole 75 minutes of class was Savasana! Others are not so keen, some of the reasons are; they are scared they will fall asleep and snore or t...

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The Chakras - A Brief Overview

Friday 28th November 2014, 10:00am
The Chakras - A Brief Overview

Chakras are the energy centres in our body through which energy flows. The ancient Yogis in India described the energy systems that exist in our subtle bodies or energy fields.  The word Chakras is a Sanskrit word which means wheel. Chakras are colourful spin...

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3 Ways to Change a Habit

Friday 14th November 2014, 4:00pm
3 Ways to Change a Habit

Humans are creatures that love habits, good or bad, they create a sense of security within us all. If we admit it or not, we tend to do things today that we have usually have done yesterday. From the moment we are born, we interact with the world around us. T...

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Why Do We Chant OM?

Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 11:00am
Why Do We Chant OM?

This week we thought we would take a deep dive into the meaning of chanting the Sanskrit word OM. In this blog we'll explore its origin, what it means, and the benefits you gain from chanting this mantra. Most yoga classes will either start or finish with the...

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5 Tips for Yoga Beginners

Wednesday 15th October 2014, 7:00am
5 Tips for Yoga Beginners

Getting started on your yoga journey may feel like a daunting task. Some of you may have even tried a few times. Some might have talked yourselves out of the journey before it even began. BUT never fear we are here to help! We do recognise that starting out ca...

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Yoga Philosophy 101 - The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Monday 22nd September 2014, 11:00am
Yoga Philosophy 101 - The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Lesson 1: There's more to yoga than just poses. Did you know the philosophy behind yoga practice is called the 8 Limbs? The 8 Limbs are a guideline of yogic practice. Surprisingly, only a few of the 8 limbs actually involve 'yoga' as thought of by the western...

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Spring Detox Your Life!

Monday 25th August 2014, 5:29pm
Spring Detox Your Life!

Well Yogis, Winter is over and Spring is here! Spring is the time for get up and DO, it is the perfect time to detox. There is always a lot of focus on detox diets, but what about getting rid of the toxins from your home, life and mind? This blog is about clea...

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Learn Ujjayi Pranayama - The Victorious Breath

Monday 25th August 2014, 1:32pm
Learn Ujjayi Pranayama - The Victorious Breath

Have you ever wondered why we practice the Ujjayi breath in our yoga class? Well wonder no more, this blog is all about the Ujjayi breath. It has some great tips on how to find yours, and also lets you know all about the benefits of practicing this breath in...

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