What is Yoga?

Yoga is so much more than just a physical workout. It is a way of life that aims to promote balance, harmony and happiness in one's life through different paths that converge in the end to develop a strong union between one's own body and the universe. Hatha yoga is the physical aspect of yoga that involves different postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Practicing this kind of yoga, along with its other aspects, returns you to your natural state of harmony and joy.

Yoga in Adelaide

What are the Benefits of Yoga?

Yoga is the act of bringing the mind, body and soul in unison to achieve balance and harmony. It allows your thoughts, words and actions to flow together, which is key to achieving a clear mind and a healthy body. Numerous studies have shown that integrating yoga into your life gives you the ability to maintain optimal health and prevent a variety of health issues such as the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Respiratory disease
  • Poor concentration
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Addiction
  • Fatigue

How Much Does Yoga Cost in Adelaide?

A single yoga class in Adelaide may cost you $20 to $60, while bundled classes will cost you from $120 to $150. Pricing will also be affected by where you attend classes. The cost of online yoga classes is often lower than that of face-to-face classes.

How Many Yoga Teachers are Based in Adelaide?

More than 1,200 yoga teachers are registered members of Yoga Australia, the peak organisation representing professional yoga teachers in Australia specializing in a variety of yoga styles. About 76 of them live and work in South Australia, including Adelaide. Most of them conduct yoga classes in gyms, offices, parks or community centres, others organise yoga retreats, while some run their own yoga studios. 

How Many People in Adelaide Practise Yoga?

Yoga is widely practised in Adelaide to treat a variety of health issues and for self-care management. According to the results of a survey conducted in 2007 to determine the demand for natural therapies in Australia, about 9% of respondents in Adelaide and the rest of South Australia practised yoga regularly for the purpose of maintaining excellent health. Another study conducted at an Adelaide hospital in 2011 (Chan et. al.) found that yoga was more than just a preventive measure; it had a beneficial effect on patients with poststroke disability who suffered through depression or other mood disorders. This is why yoga is considered by many as a stand-alone or adjunct therapy to conventional treatments for a range of health issues.