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Teaching Yoga to Students with Cancer

Teaching Yoga to Students with Cancer

As a Yoga Teacher or Yoga Therapist you will encounter students with a cancer history so you need to understand what the student is dealing with, and how to employ some fundamental cancer-safe practices.

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Chronic Stress & Yoga Therapy

Chronic Stress & Yoga Therapy

Chronic Stress can develop from physical, mental, or emotional experiences that result in increased physical and or psychological stress. This stress or tension can be from external factors like our home and work environment, behaviours impacting on our wellbeing, and our experiences in social situations past and present. We can also experience stress from illness and medical procedures.

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Heart Disease & Yoga Therapy

Heart Disease & Yoga Therapy

In Australia someone dies from heart disease every 30 minutes. Around 1.2 million of us, or about 5.6 per cent of the population over the age of 18 live with cardiovascular disease.

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Ayurveda and the Doshas

Ayurveda and the Doshas

Understanding the Ayurvedic Doshas and having the ability to identify Kapha, Pitta and Vata constitutions in others gives yoga teachers and yoga therapists insights into client issues and greater awareness of client reactions. Being aware of the different Dosha characteristics provides the ability to tailor classes and programs for enhanced client engagement.

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What is the Vagus Nerve?

What is the Vagus Nerve?

If mention of the Vagus Nerve leaves you feeling a little nervous, never fear! While it is a complex topic, gaining some understanding of it is highly recommended. Why? Because, as your understanding of the vagus nerve increases, so too will your conviction in the potential benefits of Yoga therapy. So, here are some basic facts about this amazing piece of human wiring!

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What is Pain?

What is Pain?

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary makes it sound simple by defining pain as: the feelings that you have in your body when you have been hurt or when you are ill/sick.  However, according to Pain Australia, “pain is the most common reason that people seek...

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Immunity & Yoga Therapy

Immunity & Yoga Therapy

How can Yoga Therapy increase immunity during the Covid-19 crisis? Following on from our blog about Ayurveda, immunity and COVID-19, we are focusing on Yoga therapy and immunity today. Scientists are hard at work researching just what makes Covid-19 tick. This new...

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Communication & Compliance in Yoga Therapy

Communication & Compliance in Yoga Therapy

Communication and compliance in Yoga Therapy. “I didn’t do my practice this week,” admits Joanna, quite openly.  “I just didn’t have time.” “I did a couple of the postures, but couldn’t remember that chant thingy,” confides Martin."I found the...

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