What is Yoga?
Yoga is the process of restricting your mind from external objects in efforts to achieve a higher level of consciousness and become one with the universe. Yoga has eight limbs, but its physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation comprise modern yoga, designed to improve flexibility, tone muscles and strengthen the brain.
What are the Benefits of Yoga?
There has been much research conducted on the efficacy of different yoga poses to demonstrate the numerous advantages of yoga. Considered to be a powerful mind-body intervention, yoga offers countless benefits, including:
- Improves flexibility
- Strengthens mind and body
- Promotes a healthy heart
- Tonifies the lungs
- Improves mental and emotional wellbeing
- Reduces pain
- Improves mobility
- Alleviates stress
- Improves breathing
- Prevents falls
- Elevates mood
- Supports growth of new tissue and cells
- Improves posture
- Treats a range of musculoskeletal issues like back pain and arthritis
How Much Does Yoga in Brisbane Cost?
The average price of a yoga class in Brisbane is $25, while online yoga classes usually cost $9 to $15. Some yoga teachers offer taster classes, so you can actually experience yoga before making a long-term commitment.
How Many Yoga Teachers Does Brisbane Have?
The Yoga Australia website lists 260 certified yoga teachers based in Queensland, and roughly 13 of them live and work in Brisbane. Yoga teachers may teach classes at fitness studios or local parks, in schools or at corporate offices, or they may run their own studios.
How Many People in Brisbane Practise Yoga?
Yoga is widely practised not just in Brisbane but all over Australia. Most people do it to relieve stress or deal with a medical condition. An Australian survey conducted in Queensland sometime in 2007 found that 13% of respondents had benefited from yoga mentally, physically and spiritually.