Connection Counselling Australia
Learn how to prevent physical and mental ailments with proper breathing and mindfulness exercises.
Yoga Classes, Breathing Techniques & Mindfulness Exercises
Breathe, Connect and Balance
Connection Counselling Australia holds yoga classes in Marcoola QLD that aim to bring balance and harmony to your life. Rowan also employs mindfulness exercises in her therapy sessions, which you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Yoga is a holistic healing modality that is based on the oneness of body and mind. It has been practiced for five thousand years and widely recognised for its ability to promote peace and relaxation.
Yoga poses or asanas are relaxation techniques that stimulate the cells, connective tissues and internal organs while clearing the mind at the same time.
Rowan teaches her students a wide range of asanas to help them reconnect with their inner selves and achieve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance.
Benefits of Various Yoga Poses
- Sitting asanas calms the mind and body
- Standing asanas increase energy levels
- Twisting yoga poses cleanse the body
- Inversions promote mental strength
- Backbending asanas revitalise and open up the body
- Other yoga poses improve the muscles, joints, liver, kidneys and heart
Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
Pranayama is the practice of controlled breathing that balances, calms and energises the mind and body. The prana or life force energy stimulates and regulates the cells in the body.
Rowan incorporates various breathing techniques, as well as relaxation exercises before and after each yoga class. Aside from allowing you to relax, these develop your inner strength and mental calmness.
Mindfulness helps you develop a non-judgemental awareness of the present moment. This allows you to focus on your thoughts, emotions and everything going on in your body.
In 2011, Sara Lazar and her team of researchers at Harvard discovered that mindfulness meditation restructures the brain and modifies a person’s thought patterns and emotions.
Benefits of Mindfulness
- Increases self-awareness
- Reduces activity in the ‘me’ centres of the brain
- Strengthens connection between brain regions
- Reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain
Book an appointment and be part of our enlivening yoga classes and mindfulness exercises.