DOES YOGA AND MEDITATION REALLY IMPROVE OUR WELLBEING?

DOES YOGA AND MEDITATION REALLY IMPROVE OUR WELLBEING?

Many people swear by the ancient practices of yoga or meditation to keep their body and brain finely tuned.  It’s a popular form of physical exercise, now taught in aged care facilities, schools, and health centres. However devoted yogis believe it’s the spiritual elements of yoga, which includes relaxation, breathing and meditation that not only improve physical health but also enhance wellbeing.

Winter solstice: Another reminder of how precious life is

Winter solstice: Another reminder of how precious life is

I think about winter solstice - the shortest day of our year - as being our year's hump day. Finally from this day onwards, our days start to get longer and our nights shorter as we move closer towards the shining possibilities of the warmer months. But, sitting back and thinking about a day as getting longer, or a night shorter, serves to remind us that our time here is limited.