The theme of the 2021 International Day of Yoga is “Yoga for Well Being” which is very relevant in this time as the world deals with the impact of a pandemic, particularly the lasting impacts on our mental health. But yoga for well being has always been my theme as according to 2017-18 data from the ABS 47% of Australians have 1 or more of the top 10 chronic health conditions. Mental health, back pain and arthritis are the top 3 most common chronic health conditions for both men and women.
I was recently asked to contribute a blog post to Ahead for Business which has been developed to support small business owners to take action on their own mental health and wellbeing through personalised resources and tools that are tailored to their specific needs. More than 4 million people experience mental ill-health each year and almost half the population has experienced a mental illness at some time in their life. I reflect on my own journey into small business as a solo owner operator and some of the challenges and tips I have to share.
With all that has been unfolding in the world over the last year or so I have found myself coming back to the Yoga Sutras to find equanimity in these polarising times. Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras provide the means to achieve the ultimate state of balance and harmony both within ourselves and the world around us. One of the most acclaimed exponents of these principles was Mahatma Ghandi.
Happy New Year. I don’t feel the need to make New Year resolutions but I do see benefit in spending some time reflecting on the year past and setting an intention for the year ahead.
This year’s Summer Solstice is an auspicious time to honor the sun and allow the welcoming arms of nature to embrace you.
Today is World Kindness Day and locally Choose Respect Bunbury continues to share the Choose Kindness message. Their message cards ask us to show some care and to share some kindness. Last year I shared the message to spread seeds of kindness because as the saying goes in a world where you can be anything, be kind. Small acts of kindness can ripple out into our families, communities and the whole world.
What can animals teach us in our yoga practice? Join me in Term 4 as we explore in class the theme of Animal Wisdom as we practice a different yoga pose based on animals each week. I will also be donating 10% of my profits to SAFE Bunbury this term.
Term 3 has come to an end as we move past the spring equinox and the days begin to get […]
Goals are external achievements. Intentions are about your relationship with yourself and others.
Dru Yoga is accessible and inclusive for beginners, all ages, fitness levels and every ‘body’.