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Could downward dog be the answer to PMT?

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Are you plagued by period cramps, mood swings and general irritability during ‘that’ time of the month? Research conducted by King’s College in London has found the symptoms of Pre Menstrual Tension (PMT) are reduced by yoga. The subjects studied were women aged between 13 to 45 years of age. All women found there was […]

Fitness classes to embrace your inner sloth

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Not all fitness classes require you to be an energizer bunny or have the strength of Hercules. For those of you who struggle with motivation to get moving, we’ve found some fitness classes to appeal to even the laziest couch potato. Naptime And you thought nap time was just for pre-schoolers – not any more. […]

Could exercise be the key to beating your addiction?

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Whether you’re a compulsive gambler, chain smoker, hooked on drugs or alcohol, recent studies have concluded exercise could be the key to beating your addiction. Not only is exercise vital for keeping your mind and body agile, but it’s been discovered that working out a few times a week can radically alter the serotonin and […]

Breathing during a yoga class

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‘Breathe in through one nostril and out of the other’ is probably the most confusing instruction we have ever heard during a yoga class -so why do yoga instructors  focus so much on breathing? Breathing is the most basic function of the body; we will do it naturally so why do we need to focus […]

Yoga poses for better posture

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Yoga poses for Better Posture As your reading this ask yourself – what my posture like right now? Are you slouching? Have you been sitting for most of the day?  According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, one in three workers spent at least three-quarters of their time at work sitting while the average Australian […]

A beginner’s guide to yoga

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Stretch and balance your way to a healthier lifestyle If you’ve never done Yoga you might be surprised to discover there’s more to it than chanting ommm and muttering Namaste while trying to wrap your legs around your neck. Yoga is great for developing flexibility, balance and core strength. It can relieve stress and improve […]