With the New Year just weeks away, many Australians will be starting to think about their new years resolutions. Whether their goal be to detox and refresh or go for a total life overhaul, Yoga Australia are calling out for Aussies to take up Yoga in 2015.
President of Yoga Australia, Claire Nettley says, 'There are so many benefits to introducing Yoga into your life. Beyond the obvious positives of reduced stress and increased flexibility, Yoga can also help improve your overall health and wellbeing.
'Whether it be once a week or every day, Yoga has been proven to enhance all areas of life and can even be done at your desk or in bed!" explains Claire.
Claire's top five reasons to take up Yoga in 2015 include:
1. Reduces stress and anxiety
2. Relief from back pain
3. Helpful for insomnia
4. Improves concentration
5. Enhances mental and emotional wellbeing
Claire advises, 'Before you join your local Yoga studio there are a few things to take into consideration.
'Firstly, make sure you do your research and visit yogaaustralia.org.au to find a suitably qualified Yoga Australia registered teacher. Secondly, ensure you tell your teacher of any past and present health concerns or injuries. And finally, make sure you choose a style of Yoga suitable for your goals, as different styles suit different people – Bikram isn't for everyone!"
Yoga Australia is recognised as the industry peak body for yoga in Australia and has the highest teaching standards anywhere in the world. The primary mission of the organisation is to; develop and promote best practice for Yoga teaching, to support and represent Australian teachers from all styles and traditions and to educate and inform the general public and professional community about the benefits of Yoga.
For further information regarding Yoga Australia, or to find a registered teacher visit: www.yogaaustralia.org.au